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...Taking an honest look at what is included in public assistance, it is impossible to think anything other than that they government seeks to increase the dependant class to create a larger voting block. Everything from the entitlements themselves, to lax pursuit of illegals, to not prosecuting crimes related to fraud, to refusing to fight extreme cases of pushing the entitlement spending for things like a sex change up to the Supreme Court. All of it. The government wants you dependant upon it. ...
...the Institute for Justice released a series of studies documenting government-imposed barriers to entrepreneurship in eight cities. In every city studied, overwhelming regulations destroyed or crippled would-be businesses at a time when they are most needed.....
Along the way, the dreams of individuals are repeatedly crushed:
•In Chicago, Esmeralda Rodriguez tried to open a children's play center, paying rent month after month while she waited in vain for the government permits she needed to open her business. After a full year of bureaucratic red tape, she finally exhausted her life savings and closed down for good....
•In Washington, D.C., hundreds of people have waited more than a year to take the required class and test to become a taxi driver. Rather than encourage these individuals to create jobs for themselves, the city has simply stopped offering the class and test.
When governments actually get rid of barriers to entrepreneurship, new businesses open almost immediately. Indeed, removing even a single law can unleash entrepreneurial energy and create hundreds of jobs. Mississippi finally got rid of its requirement that African hair braiders get government-issued cosmetology licenses to practice or teach. The result? A single entrepreneur — Melony Armstrong — trained dozens of women to braid hair and open their own businesses.... www.usatoday.com...
Originally posted by Iamherefornow
reply to post by dolphinfan
Right on I could not have said it any better. Least not forget that those on welfare also get earned income credit on their income tax at the end of the year for every kid they have and get thousands of dollars back and never paid a damn dime of income tax.
I saw this happen in my old neighborhood with some that were on welfare. You know what they did with that money bought those nice shiny rims for their car. They were gettting section 8 housing, WIC, food stamps and she had 4 kids and was pregnant with the fifth.
edit on 23-8-2011 by Iamherefornow because: spellingedit on 23-8-2011 by Iamherefornow because: spelling
I don't see force anywhere in those examples do you?
Everyone "Contributes", even those who cannot afford to
There is no positive morality through force
Maybe if there weren't so many entitlements there would be less inflation and therefore less mothers who couldn't afford to feed her kids
And right now under your system, you have plenty of such mothers
Get rid of public education with poor curriculums that stem from a massive dept. of education that just gobbles up money but still has America in poor worldwide educational rankings This is under your current system
In a free market economy without over-regulations this guy could go to a bank, take a loan and start his own business.
This isn't "screw em or let them die"
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
My apologies, i'm sure others are having issues understanding what i'm saying as well
So perhaps you can demonize my every statement so people can understand what you read instead of what I wrote
Right now transportation prices are increasing while service is decreasing, under your beloved system.