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    Re: South Carolina Lt. Governor Bauer Says He May Not Be “Politically Correct,” But H

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    In this case, looking at it objectively, he is right, but as he says, he could have delivered the idea more eloquently. Dependency is probably the biggest problem with the left's social programs, and I personally feel Bauer should be criticised for saying this the wrong way, not for the idea he said in and of itself.
    I agree. There is a huge problem with unethical people who take advantage of the system. But to get rid of social programs entirely would create an even bigger mess.

    I think the best approach for things like welfare would be a checklist with basic things like:
    1. Is this person clean?
    2. Are they improving their job skills?
    3. Are they improving their job finding skills?
    4. Is this person literate?
    etc.

    Many people who are on welfare rolls do not have even basic skills like those I defined and are borderline dysfunctional, so an effort should be made to teach them those skills and even trade skills like plumbing or carpentry. If the person does not improve, assign them a job with some agency digging ditches or some other basic labor and if they fail at that, the welfare checks should either be reduced or stop until they improve.

    For the medical social programs, there should audit upon audit. A significant percentage of expenses should be proven and it should be compensated at cost + 3% to the medical facility.
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    Re: South Carolina Lt. Governor Bauer Says He May Not Be “Politically Correct,” But H

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    South Carolina Lt. Governor Bauer Says He May Not Be “Politically Correct,” But He’s Honest



    In this case, looking at it objectively, he is right, but as he says, he could have delivered the idea more eloquently. Dependency is probably the biggest problem with the left's social programs, and I personally feel Bauer should be criticised for saying this the wrong way, not for the idea he said in and of itself.
    he certainly is not right. but yes, he's honest. he believes poor people are akin to wild animals.

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    Re: South Carolina Lt. Governor Bauer Says He May Not Be “Politically Correct,” But H

    The most troubling aspect - IMHO - about poverty and federal assistance are those people encapsulated in the margins. For example, a family with a father figure who does not make enough to support all of his families needs, but makes just enough not to be eligible for said assistance.

    Less troubling, although an issue none the less are those people who make more than enough to fulfill basic needs for their children, but are forced to make a decision to pay $100,000 per year for 4 children to attend universities (making retirement savings near impossible), or have their children assume large amounts of debt (while being able to save for retirement).

    These instances of America are never mentioned, while these are the type of people who demonstrate how decency is still prevalent in this country.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: South Carolina Lt. Governor Bauer Says He May Not Be “Politically Correct,” But H

    What a f'ing moron. How does someone so dumb get to the level of Lt. Governor?

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    Re: South Carolina Lt. Governor Bauer Says He May Not Be “Politically Correct,” But H

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    Aren't wild animals independent? Domesticated animals are dependent. The guy had it all backwards. Who says he is right?

    And he says that no one has said anything about doing anything about poverty? What is he smoking? Yet another jackass, that doesn't know what socialism is, and advocates for ideas that will keep the poor that way.
    Domesticated animals serve man. Wild animals that are fed by well meaning tender hearts reproduce and become a public nuisance.

    Contrast cattle to skunks or raccoons. The cattle become tasty and nutritious steaks, but the skunks winter over under your shed, have babies, and raid the chicken coop.

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