If we hope to move forward in fixing our national problems, we’ll have to stop using the phrase, “The government should pay for…” and instead say, “You and I should pay for…”
When you say: “The government should pay for XYZ”, instead say: “You and I should pay for XYZ.” See if this changes your opinion!
Government doesn’t give you anything unless it first takes it from you. The way politicians get money is to take it from taxpayers.
We need politicians who will stop using our money to make themselves appear to be compassionate toward the needy. Only the naive and gullible fall for politicians who use other people’s money to appear compassionate. Unless, of course, you’re the one receiving the money that makes them look compassionate. In that case, if you promote their form of so-called compassion, you’re a co-conspirator in their schemes.
Check each politicians personal records of charitable giving before giving any of them credit for compassion.
We also need an informed discussion and a much better definition of what it means to be needy.
“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it” (former president, Ronald Reagan).