What many posters keep “forgetting” is that many who have their hands in the government till are getting corporate welfare. Billions to oil companies, idiotically low rates for agribusiness to graze their cattle on government land, equally below-market rates for mineral and oil-drilling rights. How about “Star Wars”, which is hundreds of billions for a system that is unlikely to be valuable, and has proven over and over not to work? Or thousands of new tanks being ordered, even though everyone knows they will never be used, only to keep jobs in Ohio? (Would those tanks have been ordered if the plant was in North Dakota? unlikely….)
Wasteful spending can even include salaries for our worthless members of Congress.
It is disingenuous and willful ignorance to blame all our problems on people who receive welfare and food stamps. Research the present governor of Florida, whose firm bilked millions from Medicare. That’s a lot of $139/month food stamps, right there.
Agreed, spending must be controlled, but it is foolish to ignore corporate welfare and only blame those individuals on government assistance.
It is also time to put to rest the idea that hard work equals financial success. While it is true that financial success rarely comes without hard work (exceptions being in the “entertainment” industry), most people who work very hard get minimal reward.