My position is that if we get rid of welfare, people will no longer be so comfortable that they will be happy with a low paying job. thus they will tend to look for higher paying jobs, and employers will then have to compete harder for workers. When employers have to compete harder for employees, they tend to offer better wages and benefits.
That's the way that free market capitalism works. And it's a system that seems to work pretty good. But our current system thwarts that by making it comfortable for people to be poor. Low paying employers have figured out that they can take advantage of welfare subsidies, by paying low wages and hiring workers who's life are made more comfortable by welfare.
Any time that government subsidizes something, our system becomes distorted. Some of you guys don't seem to understand this.
The only difference between your position and that of a progressive is that you think we should only hand out more welfare, while most progressies think we need more welfare and higher wages.
I'd be happy with less welfare and higher wages, which seems like the most conservative position.
Progressives think more government is the way (name the last time this government was effective...we are even starting to lose wars that we already won now), Conservatives thing less government is the right way.
And from looking at the history of the free market and capitalism being the thing was raised standard of living for the most people, I think Conservatives have this thing right.
If they got rid of welfare, which is also not a position i would advocate, wages would tend down as labor supply would increase. Again, as the expert in mw economist described.
In short, welfare is not a subsidy to employers.
The more accurate point would be that apparently, all those responses to your posts that you ignore, are effectively just concessions.
PS....I guess your private education did not help with the understanding of what "putting words in your mouth" means.
It's ironic that while I take the position that we should eliminate welfare, I have had people who claim to be conservatives accuse me of being a liberal, over and over again.