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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

M444ss Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 8:49 AM
"Johnson's words sound so wonderfully compassionate." Actually, Johnson's words sound so wonderfully idiotic. Maybe his mother was entitled to some of his money as payment for the wonderful job she did raising him. But his mother certainly did not have an outright entitlement to one cent from my dad's paycheck. Just like my mom doesn't have a right to one cent from Moyers’ paycheck. I'm happy for Moyers & everyone else to donate money to any organization they want, including the IRS, but I certainly don't think anyone has a duty to give their money, and I don't have a right to forcibly take their money, to support my mom.

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...