"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
No other option? I agree to a certain extent that being able to help those in need does make us as a nation great. Unfortunately the fraud, red tape etc make it a wasteful corrupt system that makes people dependent.
None of the programs are working as intended. As a fall back in case of hard times. People have changed it into something it was never meant to be, a lifestyle.
No Lives Matter
Government handouts DO promote a culture of entitlement and disincentive to work, or to find work.
On the other hand, sometimes poverty is systemic and thus breeds contempt and hopelessness.
It's not a one-sided argument.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.