posted on Dec, 11 2010 @ 03:31 AM
The Republicans have allowed roughly two trillion in spending and the extension of unemployment benefits which is attached to their oh so important
tax cuts. So while everyone can defend them for sticking to their guns on spending, they actually aren't, as they easily compromised their stated
ideals so they could get the tax cuts. The Dems are no better. I don't prefer or support either party, and I don't agree with providing a welfare
state, but a government needs to exist, and it should perform certain functions.
Taking care of the people who responded on that day should be up there on anyone's priority list. While I commend those who do advocate for less
spending, I'm right there with you, this is an area where we could, say, not give foreign aid to another country in order to help our own citizens.
Like the 7.5 billion dollars our elected representatives agreed to give Pakistan at the exact same time this piece of legislation initially came
This also, however, would blur the line as to what is catastrophic enough to warrant government aid, and I get it, but that is why our political
process exists, to talk about issues such as this, not spew hate on petty issues that only exacerbate our larger problems.
These people could also be taken care of by a number of charities which formerly existed, yet did not pay their fair share of the money for financing
our government, which led to ludicrous legislation being implemented.
edit on 11-12-2010 by MGriff because: (no reason given)