And the only programs America can think to cut from are social programs? How about taxing the rich as well as corporations? Legalize Marijuana and tax it? Bring jobs back to America so the unemployed can go back to work? RAISE wages to a 'living' ones so all these people out here working low paying -though important- jobs can make enough money to live and not NEED to ask for 'handouts'?
Perhaps the CEO of Walmart wouldn't have to consider their employees as "freeloaders" if Walmart paid a little better? A Fast food franchise owner making 300k a year kicks their own min wage employees around for needing 'handouts' and getting most of their income taxes back, but refuses to ask million/billionaires to pay more! Why is the bulk of the burden placed on the shoulders of the needy?
People need to take "personal responsibility" I hear. Fine, fair enough. But why doesn't that same 'personal responsibility' apply to the Rich?
And as far as "state and local" Governments helping with disaster clean up and helping the poor, just where are they going to get their money? For all the good CPS does, have you any idea of what a complete MESS the system is? Its a state program and not a single state can get its crap together... I'd hate to see the fallout should Federal Funding be taken away.
I've said it before and Ill say it again. You have to have a better plan than "State Government" or "Private Organisation" as an answer when asked how things will be paid for. It's a shallow answer and people need more than that.