SDG #1 In Idaho

SDG #1 In Idaho



By Karen Schumacher


Many Idahoans are familiar with the existence of the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) but may have not studied them in any depth.  Multiple changes are bearing down on our state which many refer to as a leftist agenda or Woke campaign.  But it is really the SDGs being forced into the state.


It might be interesting to take a look at how one by one these goals are happening in the state, and where.  So, how is SDG #1, Ending Poverty, being implemented?


Every Idahoan has seen their wealth sucked away by taxes for decades, there is nothing left that doesn’t get taxed.  Those dollars are used against us in many ways, but one way is by building programs that shift money to those who are within the federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is one piggy bank for the rest of the poverty stricken world, even admitting it is “committed to the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”  Billions of taxpayer dollars have been given to other countries by this agency.  God only knows how that money is really used.


Surprisingly, as of 2022, there were 20 Idaho cities that identified the most people living in poverty.  Standing by to help alleviate this poverty are the multitude of non-governmental organizations (NGO), or non-profits, taking your money and giving to those who they decide are in need.  These groups can be found anywhere in Idaho.


There are also Community Action Agencies (CAA), also called Community Action Programs (CAP), that are members of the National Community Action Partnership (NCAP) association.  These programs provide resources that are funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) that are federal grants dished out by the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare (IDHW) to NCAP members, rather it is money taken from taxpayers and given to others to lift them out of poverty.  These programs are spread throughout Idaho and the United States.  NCAP partners with the National Association For State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) which in turn partners with multiple federal agencies, and the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare.


This is a very complex system of agencies.  The important issue to remember is that it is a system that redistributes wealth to the poor.


In Idaho, these NCAP agencies eliminate poverty through various programs in Northern, South Central, Southeastern, Eastern, and Western Idaho, Ada, Elmore, and Owyhee counties, and a sprinkling of others, and are well served by the corporate world.


This whole conglomerate originated with the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act.  So, for 59 years Idahoans have been slowly drained of their money to support just this one system.  Why then are there homeless on the streets when this group practically provides all the support needed for living which includes housing, weatherization, food, energy, senior assistance, and Head Start?  On top of this, state money, that is more tax dollars, are doled out for Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance, child care, public health, foster care…heck, this list keeps going on, and growing.  Money from Idahoans has been drained for years by both the federal and state government in order to end poverty, but it really looks more like government dependency programs rather than helping someone get out of poverty, and which really seems to keep them in poverty.


It is really meeting SDG Target 1.3, to “Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable.”


One more group in this mess is the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho.  There is a short video on its website that explains how this system goes even deeper.


NCAP is nothing more than another bloated federal program that redistributes money from tax payers to others in social protection programs.  The South Central, Western Idaho, and Eastern Idaho CAP programs obtain, and spend, millions of dollars each year.  According to this chart, the Idaho poverty rate sits at 11.8%.  These numbers are approximate, but it seems that any average housewife would be able to take millions of dollars and meet the needs of 195,984+ Idahoans to help them get out of poverty, rather than subsidizing their lives.


In 2012, the Cato Institute reported nearly one trillion dollars are spent annually to fight poverty in the United States, the biggest chunk of that going to Medicaid, and poverty keeps rising.  According to this report, “In 2022, $1.3 trillion is projected to be spent on welfare programs in the United States.”  Under Presidents Bush and Obama, both fans of SDGs, “federal welfare spending increased significantly.”  Currently, multiple programs exist to lift people out of poverty.  Now, “The new goal is simply to “spread the wealth” for its own sake.”


Through its partners, NCAP has ties to the World Economic Forum (WEF).  NCAP partners include the US Department of Health and Human Services; US Department of Housing and Urban Development; US Department of Treasury; US Department of Energy; and even AARP.


NCAP certainly believes in equity, racism, justice, and other SDG goals, sharing those messages to all of its members.  It isn’t a woke or left-wing agenda, it is the SDG agenda.  Meanwhile, Idahoans are left with just managing their life as the hope and ability to enrich their life is being stolen from them.


The U.S. Census Bureau determined in 2020 that “Social Security continued to be the most important anti-poverty program, moving 26.5 million individuals out of poverty.”  Ok…., so taking money from those who work, then giving it back to them when they stop working, and to others, alleviates poverty.  Good justification for a universal basic income, “social security for all,” just put everyone on social security, everyone gets the same monthly amount.  Isn’t that kind of like, socialism?


Maybe it isn’t really about ending poverty, maybe it is really about redistribution of wealth, and leveling the playing field so every human has their basic needs met equally.  The WEF agrees, it is just a matter of deciding how that redistribution should happen.  Historically, efforts to eliminate poverty in the U.S. have been going on for decades but since Agenda 21, Americans have been dragged more into the global poverty war.  With the more aggressive redistribution of U.S. wealth to other countries beginning in the 1990s, following the insertion of Agenda 21 into the government, there has been a reduction of global poverty, until the Covid-19 event occurred.


In the psychotic WEF world, it suggests giving everyone a bank account to lift people out of poverty.  Maybe Idaho should try that.  The United Nations perspective to eradicate poverty is developing an integrated strategy that “necessitates implementing policies geared to more equitable distribution of wealth and income and social protection coverage.”  Looks like Idaho is an active participant in that strategy.


What was once a capitalist society that brought prosperity to Idahoans has now become a target for ending the American dream, having boosted wealth but “failed at redistributing it.”  Gone are the days when a family could use their money to strengthen their own lives, but rather, that “wealth” is now being redistributed to others, not just in the U.S., but across the globe.


That is how SDG #1 is ending poverty, every Idahoan is now enslaved to it, and this is just one program that addresses poverty and its associated issues.  Both governments are sticking it to Idahoans so all can live equally.