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Depending on Dependency

oneworld321 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 9:26 PM
Responsible folks, taxpayers, landowners who pay the bills should have a greater say as to where their money is being spent. There are far too many able bodied people getting government assistance. I was in upper management with SSA. The emphasis the last few years has been to fund new claims while ignoring claims reviews, fraud, etc. Take voting privileges from those with no vested interest in America and those not contributing to American society and we can change welfare/government dependency overnight.
Len196 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 10:05 PM
You are a dreamer. We cannot even pass a voter ID law. Imagine what kind of hell MSM would raise if someone even makes a suggestion of a kind that you propose. I’d say only a miracle would save us because the number of people on government handouts already reached critical mass. Remember what Benjamin Franklin said:” Once people discover that they can vote themselves money that would herald the end of the republic”
Grant75 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 10:41 PM
Unfortunately . . . you are right.

The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another -- and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless.

All of us should be on guard against beliefs that flatter ourselves. At the very least, we should check such beliefs against facts.

Yet the notion that people who prefer economic decisions to be made by individuals in the market are not as compassionate as people who prefer those decisions to be made collectively by politicians is...