Jeff2422 Wrote:
Jan 31, 2013 12:44 AM
There has always been a struggle in DC for power. The movie Lincoln points this out. However, the President or the leaders in Congress understood that the power struggle was just a means to an end, not an end in itself. They understood that ultimately we were all in the same boat and that immoral or irresponsible behavior should never be rewarded. Entitlements were originally meant to tidy people over in hard times with the assumption that few people would want to be dependent on these programs. But, human nature as it is, has lead to a culture of dependence and the programs have encouraged the break-up of families and a "play" the system moral compass. The vote getting potential of these programs have corrupted both major parties. (cont)