“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.
Must be different where you are ... here, in Colorado, I work with the local unions trying to place veterans. All of the trade unions (plumbers, carpenters, etc.) work as I described ... right now, they send potential employees to builder, but he selects who he wants ... there is a discussion going on about the union paying some portion of the training costs, but that hasn't been decided yet ... maybe there was a suit filed, or a law written, that made it different here.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
- Orson Welles
I find the Right To Work For Less crowd's outrage on this topic to be more than a little disingenuous, to say the least...