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Will American Exceptionalism Be Destroyed by the Entitlement Society?

aloneinmichigan Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 9:02 AM
I would disagee.I believe that the simple soultions are in fact the only solutions. First off, I am NOT against helping those who need help. What I am against is the amount of resources that are used to fund the government agencys who are tasked with "helping the poor". Why should we enrich an unelected, unionized segment of the population that does nothing to contribute to this society other than to redistibute what others have earned and keep for themselve the lions share. In the 19th century without government intervention...charitable giving was much higher than today. I would like to see the government get out of the business of robbing from Peter to pay Paul. And then keeping most of what was to get to Paul for them.

I wrote a celebratory post last November about the dramatic difference between Americans and Europeans. There truly is American exceptionalism in that Europeans are much more likely to think it is government’s responsibility to provide the basics of life.

Another poll in 2010 showed Americans, by a 20-percentage point margin, want smaller government and lower taxes. A 2011 poll revealed negative views, by an almost 2-1 margin, of the federal government. And it’s not scientific, or even a poll, but I also enjoyed this Mark...