Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
I would agree with the President's comments. Firstly, it is ridiculous to consider that people will voluntarily provide the assistance needed to help the most needy members of our society in the same volume as the government does. Secondly, and I think someone already said this, a society can best be judged by how it treats the weakest members. Also, the assistance provided helps provide the potential for these members to no longer need assistance. I think it is our social programs and our commitment to helping those who struggle, throughout the world, that makes us the great society that we are.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
The $74,000,000,000,000.00 Hole known as Medicare.........
The $13,000,000,000,000.00 Hole known as Social Security.......
Yeah they made America Great alright.....if by great you mean Bankrupt........
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Next, you need to work on your reading comprehension. Where did I say we should get rid of Social Security or Medicare? I said in my post that most folks DO NOT object to a basic safety net. People in this thread have been saying the fact that we have a safety net is part of what makes us great, and I simply pointed out that both Medicare and Social Security go far beyond a safety net and have become universal (i.e. regardless of actual need) old age benefits.
I certainly said nothing about illegal immigration so I have no idea why you're ranting about that here. As for the Tea Party, one of that group's biggest short comings in my mind is that they overwhelmingly DON'T want meaningful reform to Social Security and Medicare. The Tea Party crying about deficits and not wanting to touch the huge entitlement programs that are contributing to our debt more and more each pasing year is ludicrious.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.
I can't stand Obama.
Is it your issue that America is the leader of the world? Is it simply jealousy that drives your comments? America is the third largest population in the world, the largest economy, and the only superpower. Get over it or help destroy it. Your choice.