Stop Treating Poverty & Start Spreading Prosperity


Stop Treating Poverty & Start Spreading Prosperity

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We have been privileged to live in the wealthiest nation the world has ever known. For the past few decades we have had a growing demographic of wealth and we have been addressing the issue of poverty in a manner akin to spading and neutering a cat. Something to care about, but nothing we generally lose sleep over.

This has to change. The economic mess the world finds itself in today is projected, by many experts, to deepen in the next ten to fifteen years. We can no longer run the course we have run in addressing poverty; and that has been to treat it like a skin condition. Offering comfort to those afflicted, saying that we sympathize with their plight, and offering “after the fact” care, all while pretending to be concerned. This will not prevent the growth of poverty any longer. It is time for real answers, real leaders. 

We need to stop treating poverty and start spreading prosperity

We don’t see that though do we? No, our crooked politicians know that if you knew how to fish you would no longer be dependent on them to feed you. They essentially treat poor people like a hungry horse pulling a carrot cart; yet only keep a single carrot on a stick in front of the poor horse, to maintain control. Oh, if the horse only knew. Keeping the horse hungry, the poor – poor, allows the cowards who toss us crumbs and maintain control over us.


I’m here to tell you, we all can be wealthy. The economy is not a limited pie that we all must share with some among use being pigs. The economy is an ever expandable tool. Not a weapon that politicians have used to keep us at bay.

To use this tool we need to elect leaders who want to empower us to use everything the world has to offer, not keep us locked away in community centers and welfare lines.

Lowering taxes, fair tax, flat tax. The Heritage Foundation, Freedom Works, Americans for Prosperity, Tea Party, Campaign for Liberty, and Chamber of Commerce are just some of the issues and organizations that you should look into. Support those issues and organizations that empower you and politicians who vow to do the same. Start your own business, learn solid personal economic strategy, eliminate debt, and take control of your life. If we all do these things, it will be astounding which politicians (and entire political parties) will no longer carry any relevance.

Realize that prosperity should not be a partisan issue!

Most importantly though…dream again. America is a realized dream, and if it is to make it back from this dark time, it will be through the pursuit of dreams by people just like you and me. Not only can each of us accomplish anything, but when we pursue our collective-independent ambitions we will naturally purge our nation from the wicked leaders who we will no longer need to depend on.

We have seen politicians smile as they open yet another community center, playground, or shelter in a poor neighborhood. While these things are nice, they do absolutely nothing to lift those people who receive these gifts out of the poverty that created the situation for them to need these gifts! Matter of fact, all those “gifts” only make poverty more bearable. This sounds like nothing more than giving a man a fish to me.  I ask you; if you know how to fish and instead of teaching others you  just throw fish at the poor so they must depend on you, would others look at that as kind, thoughtful, and caring? NO, people would look at it as evil, selfish, and a soulless act by someone who just wants to use you prop themselves up on the broken dreams of the poor.

If we must open a community center then lets teach entrepreneurship there. If we feel the need to give stump speeches in poor neighborhoods, then lets remind those hearing us of the importance of a lower tax rate for all while reminding them that nobody is required by law to stay in poverty! There is nothing this nation enjoys more than triumphant rags to riches story.

Josh Tolley is a business and behavioral strategist.  His latest book, “Quit Your Job or Die: Discover the Importance of Self-Employment” has been a top ten best seller for over 16 weeks. He has been seen on NBC, CBS, on over 100 stations nationwide and he has been heard from coast to coast on the radio.  His teachings have been implemented by hundreds of people and dozens of businesses around the globe. He is ranked as one of the top 100 business and personal growth trainers in the world and is the developer of many human interaction technologies and strategies. Josh does take on a VERY limited number of personal clients, to discuss this or to book Josh for a seminar in your area, contact Mike with The Annex Project at 626-893-4917 or  You can also find out more about what Josh is up to at


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