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Should bring back the Soup Lines — if you are truly (and I mean TRULY) needy, then you will not mind standing in a soup line to get your day’s ration.
If any welfare-queens complain about that idea, I would say that is strong evidence that they are not truly needy to begin with and need to be cut off the government teat.
BTW: This reminds me of my days working in grocery retail as a teenager: welfare queens buying the best steaks/etc with Food-Stamps and having me load their bounty into their new SUV.
Who are you, and what did you do with BG?
I think it would be very hard for you to find evidence of me having a contrary opinion — not sure why you have that world-view of me.
Some of my views (like in this post) may come across as conservative, but that does not mean I identify myself with the Republican or Tea parties.
Some of my views may come across as liberal, but that does not mean I identify myself with the Democratic or Green parties either.
Anyhow, I think most Democrats (or anyone for that manner) is against out-right fraudulent abuse of any government assistance programs. I’m all in favor of helping people who genuinely need help — I am completely against “helping” people who don’t need it (see my comments on Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa a few articles back).
I am also all in favor of helping people who genuinely need help. I am not at all in favor of having the GOVERNMENT do it.
I think we can all agree that If YOU can afford life’s luxuries, I shouldn’t have to pay for your necessities.
Let us pose this question: If your own children and grandchildren won’t support you, why should anyone else be forced to do so?