What is it with Republicans? Are we not capable of thinking things out? Are we like Charlie Brown? Every time Lucy puts the football down, we run towards it to kick it only to have her pull it away. Are we really that dumb?
When are we going to quit playing the left’s game?
Back in January, when Mitch Daniels gave the response to the State of the Union speech, he had to lament about the need to “restore the safety net.”
The so-called safety net is the welfare state. The welfare state has been an abject failure, except for liberals who want to create dependent classes. They create those permanently in poverty who need welfare and the create bureaucrats who owe their jobs to the Party of Treason.
The welfare state arose out of Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty. If the war on poverty were a real war, we would be breaking out John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag of surrender. If it were a real war, we would be asking poverty for the terms of our surrender.
Of course asking liberals to think is asking too much. For example, what did we do before the “safety net?” The answer is simple. Liberals don’t want us to think about hit. They want us to have some vague idea that America looked like some third world country with children starving in the streets.
What really happened back then is that when the hard times hit, people went to their families, their friends and their churches for help. Private charities helped people.
The left hates private charity because private charities are not a part of the government, are efficient and do not create a dependent class.
Can you imagine for a moment what would happen if we abolished the so-called safety net?
For one thing, endless welfare and the welfare class would be abolished. As a practical matter, the “safety net” would be administered by private charities.
What would that mean? For one thing it would mean money spent for the “safety Net” would be spent in a much more efficient manner. Welfare fraud would end. People would not be starving in the streets. In fact, those people who are deadbeats would not be able to mooch off of the American taxpayer.
We could dismantle huge sectors of the federal government because they would not be needed.
The welfare state has done nothing but perpetuate poverty. It is not a solution. It is the problem.
Why we Conservatives simply go along with liberals calling it a “safety net” is simply beyond belief. It is not a “safety net.” It is a welfare trap. It sucks people into the welfare system and does everything possible to keep them there.
Why we conservatives show this concept any respect is simply stunning. We need to call out this system for what it is. It is not a safety net. It is a trap that destroys people’s lives.
True conservatives have never called welfare a "safety net". True conservatives have always called it what it is: the welfare trap. It is only wimpy, fake "conservatives" like Mitch Daniels who use the liberal playbook and vocabulary.
One wonders if carp are thinking "safety net" as they are being hauled into the commercial fishing boat.
Great analogy Carol! Really puts things into perspective!
FIRST OF ALL I DO NOT CONSIDER MYSELF A REPUBLICAN THEY ARE JUST CLOSER TO WHAT NEEDS TO BE
DONE CONSIDERING THE ALTERNATIVE,WE NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME REPLACING THE LIBERAL REPUBLICANS ALONG THE WAY AND STOP ALLOWING THEM TO HEARD US INTO ROOMS AND TAKING
CHARGE NOT ALLOWING TEA PARTY MEMBERS TO NOT GET TOGEATHER AND COMMUNICATE BETWEEN OURSELVES.
EVERYBODY NEEDS TO WORK FOR A LIVING AND IF WE ARE GIVING OUT WELFARE THEN THOSE PEOPLE SHOULD WORK FOR THEIR WELFARE & BENEFITS ETC IF THEY ARE WELL ENOUGH TO DO SO !
How many times must this be elucidated? A welfare state, the most depressive and dishonest of human creations, has never brought about an improvement in the well-being of the species. When will we, as a culture, come to realize that to shame another into an understanding of their personal responsibilities is a worthwhile endeavor? In this age of peering and adolescent behavior, it should be easier to present an argument to this effect. Shame on the politicians, shame on any leader of note, shame on anyone who advocates a welfare state that chooses to live off the largesse of others. Shame on them all!
Agreeing with your post, however this is where we fall into a trap "When will we, as a culture, come to realize that to shame another into an understanding of their personal responsibilities is a worthwhile endeavor? " There is no shame in a godless (socialist)world.
That's a good point, Dean. Those on the liberal side always try to shame you for objecting to the outright theft and waste of your hard-earned money, but they never mention any shame of those accepting that forced extortion. They will argue that those "in need" "deserve" their "fair share" of your money to keep their "family" from "starving." It would be almost laughable to see them try to specify just what the objective criteria are for each of these terms, and how that translates into some monetary amount.
To be sure, fairness is a concept that comes right out of the socialist playbook. Fairness may be a usefull goal in raising the little ones ( kinda like santa-claus) but it should be discarded as a myth before one reaches voting age.We are endowed by our creator with the processes of nature, nowhere therein does fairness exist.
We all need to hold the Republican's feet to the fire when they get elected and don't do what we elected them to do. They somehow seem to fall into the establishment Republican lair as soon as they are elected. We have got to stop letting them do that. Whenever I see how someone that I supported is doing what they were elected to do I email them and thank them. It just seems like once some of them are elected they forget why they were elected. Romney is now saying all the right things but how many of them is he really going to stick too if he gets elected.
Yes, Republicans are really that stupid, Look at Boehner and McConnell, In Colorado look to Ryan Call and Amy Stepehens
Take away the billion spent of welfare for illegals, there would be enough to help people through rough times. I highly resent my money going to illegals. Close our borders, end it now! It's MY tax money!
It is time for a spring house cleaning. The neutered Congress has not protected the US Citizens. Obama - well what can you say about a criminal? Holder the same? And, I have plenty to say about Mata Hari Michelle Obama. If she doesn't like America, leave America. You certaintly have spend enough of our hard earned money. Don't complain - Bi#$%.