Over the last X amount of years, the government has said that we were not in the business of handing out money to people who need it, as we are not a “socialist” nation and everyone is pretty muchon their own. They said that…
The poor should not get food stamps.
The uninsured should not get insurance.
Kids in poor neighborhoods should not get school books made in the last 20 years.
Police, Fire, EMT, & Teachers should not be paid more for the work they do.
Minimum wage should not be raised to a livable wage.
Our veterans should not get better health care.
Our troops should not get working body armor, armored Hummers, or the tools to do their job.
Regulation will kill the economy and the free market never fails.
Social Security should be put in the stock market too.
Teens from lower-income families should not get too much help to go to college.
The elderly cannot have enough help paying for prescriptions.
We don’t have the money to invest in clean energy or fuel efficient cars, but we can give tax breaks to manufacturers anyway.
Parents should not get help to put their kids in a decent preschool program.
But yet we can hand out trillions to banks and companies that failed because of their greedy business practices? We can bail out homeowners who bought a house they could not afford? The fiscal conservatives in Congress that will say yes to this bailout no longer have their so-called “moral ground” to stand on when rejecting social programs that benefit the regular, tax-paying people of the United States. When they say it is OK for all of us to save companies that should be left to die, give million dollar payouts to failed CEO’s but not $1.00 more an hour for minimum wage workers, you really have to wonder about the humanity of these people.
You cannot have it both ways – oh wait, yes you can. My bad.