posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 08:09 PM
Regarding our federal social welfare programs...
These sort of situations are *EXACTLY* why people (primarily of the libertarian bend) warn against and plead to stop doing them via Federal/National
Because once people become dependent upon them, they become political weapons for BOTH sides.
Every... damn... time.
Eventually the truth becomes visible that the program was never really
meant to "help" people... but instead gradually get them utterly
dependent so those people's needs can be turned into political bullets.
There are better alternatives for safety nets that don't take down an entire segment of the population at once when they eventually fall apart or are
manipulated and abused down the road.
A government dependent on the people... will work for the people.
A people dependent on the government... will become servants, pawns, and guard dogs for the government.
edit on 10-10-2013 by BardingTheBard
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