Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most - NYT
Apparently America's "children" are now expected to make do with less government support, but only one Republican presidential candidate is on record stating that Israel can now expect to make do with less US foreign aid.
Is it just coincidence that Ron Paul is also the one and only GOP candidate deliberately excluded from speaking at an event sponsored by the powerful Jewish lobby?
Last edited by jgarden47; 12-21-11 at 03:06 PM.
Beyond moral arguments, to "promote the general Welfare" provides the basis for any compelling justification for the involvement of the American taxpayer in "child care."US Constitution: Preamble
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
While the "Preamble" was never intended to assign specific responsibilities to the federal government, it does reflect the intention of the Founding Fathers that the state should actively "promote the general Welfare" of its citizens - and that includes children.
In a perfect world, parents should shoulder most of the responsibility for raising their children - an assumption that does not always translate into reality.
Irrespective of the parenting skills/lack of parenting skills bestowed upon them, these children are all US citizens and "to form a more perfect Union," the nation will always have a vested interest in the education, development and well-being of its citizens - particularily the youngest and most vulnerable ones.
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The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence[note 1] and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
given our present day USA, this fits perfectly in my view of our current welfare system. could it be reformed and run better? sure. but not reform in the form of huge cuts.