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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

LOIS44 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 8:04 AM
We all know politicians are corrupt, but no one seems to be talking about how the people are corrupt. The sob stories of the gimme people who want what others have without putting any labor into getting it. We have made our citizens takers, who rather stand in a welfare line then go to a job fair. People BRAG about their food stamp card, with the attitude "I got mine", and no one is looking into how many sell those stamps for booze & cigarettes. We have a fear of looking too close at what's going on, cause we know it's more abuse than need. Welfare has done nothing but destroy families and allowed the clueless & lazy, to flourish and grow while punishing the self reliant by making them pay for another man's lifestyle to live without work.

Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs.

It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated.

Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics."

He recalls a time when the Johnson administration was...