Bad idea.It will get abused. We need to slowly and steadily start
backing off of these kinds of programs.
Another Democrat that wants to me pay for another entitlement...what a shock.
@ Joe: "It will get abused. We need to slowly and steadily start backing off
of these kinds of programs." No Joe, run away fast from this disastrous
programHey boss, my kid is sick I'll be out for the next 4
weeks ----yap insurance will cover it....4 weeks laterHey boss, my other kid has phneymonia, I'll be out for the next 5 weeks
----hello insurance here I come again....5 weeks laterHey
boss, my step kid is in a coma,....where does this end?
Family values! Unless, of course, it requires real action and sacrifice.
MD, you mean like Medicare part D?Largest entitlement expansion in
decades. GOP idea, Drafted and sponsored by the GOP, GOP house, GOP
Senate and GOP president. Kind of hard to pin that one on the dems, eh?Take the blinders off. The GOP has championed quite a few of their own
There was a day before government intervention that families, churches and
communities were the fall back. It was hard and not always fair but people
survived and became stronger in spite of their trials. Since
government intervention the United States has seen Trillions of dollars utterly
wasted and millions upon millions of cases of fraud and abuse in Medicaid,
Medicare, unemployment insurance, Workers Comp, etc. Welfare fraud and abuse is
rampant, food stamps the same. Insurance fraud and tort cases off the charts.
Social Security fraud and abuse and the very system on the verge of total
collapse. The affordable Care Act is a virtual (pun intended) and financial
disaster. Government workers make up 1/2 of all employment in America. Unfunded
pension liabilities in the 20's of trillions of dollars. US debt is
approaching 20 trillion dollars. The housing crisis and TARP have crippled the
economy not to mention enriched the bankers and insiders. Kid's cant work
because of child labor laws. College funding is completely threatened. The cost
of war has left hundreds of thousands of US military personnel scarred and or
maimed for life with no money in the VA.
I agree we should go back to 16 hour work days, no overtime, no vacation and
dock workers pay for lack of productivity. Anyone not in a management position
should be payed the new minimum wage of $5.00 and hour. We should end all taxes
on business and we should all pay a 10% income tax on money earned up to
$50,000.00 then no taxes after that.
@Kalindra "Family values"?What?I sacrifice more than
50% of my earnings to the government in one way or another. How much do you
sacrifice. Margaret Thatcher said, "I think they've made
the biggest financial mess that any government's ever made in this country
for a very long time, and Socialist governments traditionally do make a
financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's
quite a characteristic of them. They then start to nationalise everything, and
people just do not like more and more nationalisation, and they're now
trying to control everything by other means. They're progressively reducing
the choice available to ordinary people."Sound familiar?
Continued:But in this case why not pile it on, after all, it's
only a pittance compared to everything else. Here is my
recommendation for legislation--Not one more entitlement until every ounce of
corruption and fraud have been eliminated from the train wreck we now have.
Enact the severest penalties for those who corrupt or defraud the systems
already in place and then systematically repeal the entitlements. Abolish the dole and re-enthrone work.
The heading tells the whole story. WHY?
"Government workers make up 1/2 of all employment in America"What? Care to back up that claim?According to Bureau of Labor
Statistics it if far far lower. Under 8% (excluding education)The
largest employer in the world is the US department of defense.Either
way, your claim is far from the truth. (and easily fact checked, if you so
Continued:MD: Right on target! I invite all to read the
declaration of independence and then add to my list of government abuses until
it fills this story with 200 posts. I for one am sick a tired of
pick pockets, muggers, black mailers, extortionists and usurpers of my right and
your right to self government. My Oh My, how far we have strayed from freedoms
path. No excuses for more entitlements!
Re" Good Day MateReading your first post was really
depressing........... Because all of it is true.Isn't it just like a Liberal Democrat to be proposing another new big
government entitlement program while we are in the midst of the biggest deficits
and debt, along with a lousy economy. Nice work New York. Thanks for electing
this socialist woman to the Senate. Don't do us any more favors please.
Our distribution of income is way out of wack. Workers can't support a
family. To avoid a revolt, one of two things has to happen. Either the minimum
wage and additional costs have to be placed on the private sector (which I
favor) or taxes have to be increased to fund additional welfare programs for the
poor. There ain't no other way to maintain a civil society.
There was some guy in the 1930s in Germany that made the same type of proposal,
all of course for families and economic prosperity.
Dalefarr,What's wrong with a revolt when tyranny prevails?
Well heck yea. It's easy. It's other peoples money. What else would a
Another unsustainable liberal vote-buying scheme.Basically the same
sort of Ponzi scheme they set up with Social Security where "your money"
would always be there, but Congress stole all that and spent it on other stuff,
leaving a bunch of nearly worthless IOUs.NO MORE give away programs
of any type, no mater how noble and kind they may sound. We are broke and
cannot afford the welfare we pass out already!
Taking money from anyone else to give to others not matter what justification
you may use can only be rightly described by one word "Theft". If you
wish to give you money to others then feel free to do so, but don't steal
from others to make yourself feel good.