IMO, if more rich people gave more of their money to charities and more of said money to AMERICAN charities, people like President Obama and Elizabeth Warren wouldn't have a leg to stand on with their "spread the wealth" rhetoric. As it is, when people like Mitt Romney are installing car elevators in their summer home and people like Joe Biden give NO MONEY to charity, it allows socialistic idiots to spew forth socialistic garbage. I dont' agree that gov't should take our money but I also don't agree with people hoarding their money and not helping fellow citizens out. To Romney's defense, he is at least very charitable. Biden has given an average of $369 to charity, annually, over the past decade. What a friggin dirtbag man. How can this guy stand up in front of people and say the absolute CRAP that he does when he helps NO ONE!!! I disagree with President Obama's policies, but at least he gives some money to charity.
Biden gave average of $369 to charity a year - ABC News
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson
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
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Interestingly, many of the rich get the hook up all day long but that's never thought of as being on the dole and they of all people don't need it to live. The corn industry gets paid not to grow corn. The oil industry gets subsidies as rich as they are, not to mention the cost of posting military personnel in "strategic" geographic regions to protect our 'vital interests'. Meanwhile we label single moms and and their children as freeloaders but are totally cool with handing millionaires government money, not to mention endless loopholes in the tax code. Interesting way of looking at government handouts.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
Now, going back to the Dust Bowl is quite extreme of you. You do realize that was a time of extreme drought, (partially man-made drought at that) in the middle of extreme hardship. So what did we do? FDR told the farmers to slaughter their pigs and burn their crops so prices would rise.
But its not like Americans are starving. Actually, with an obesity rate of 30% and climbing, I'd argue quite the contrary. But, the subsidies to big corn and big agriculture, which were started by FDR mind you, do play a role.