Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Entitlement is an Ideology Not a Program

Entitlement is an Ideology Not a Program
Al Ritter

In much the same way that Islam is not only a religion but a way of life, entitlement is not just a program but a way of life. Subsidy handouts have created a multi-generational dependency on any sort of government program.

This is why black conservatives claim that liberal democrats have created merely another subculture of “slaves down on the farm.” Short term social programs are one thing, but government rarely does short term money handouts. Long term multi-generational dependency is not only a drain on our economic system, but it begets a feeling of entitlement in the recipient.

This feeling harbors a sense of “being special” to the recipient, when in fact the only thing it does is create their need for the next pay check. The uneducated in this group always feel the monetary relief is the “government’s money.” The truly educated in our system already know that the government has no “money.” They make no products, they run no business, they take taxes from 53% of the people and give to the people they feel are deserving.

The government has so many programs for the “poor”(and I use that term loosely), billions have been spent since the great depression…… what avail? Have we fixed the state of the poor? The answer is no, we have elevated the poor, but unfortunately along with inflation so increases the rich.

Our system is an ever moving sliding scale of poverty; liberals constantly move the mark of what is poverty and what is not. If don’t believe me go to the requirements of ANY social program and you will see a percentage of over 100% to qualify. For instance to qualify for program “X” you need to have filed last year at 120% of what the federal government refers to as poverty. In other words you can be making 20% more than the poverty level to qualify.

The goal posts are always moving folks. Standard fare of qualifications hover around 120% now for most government programs. When that percentage starts to look too high then they raise the federally declared poverty rate.

This system never fixes anything but only makes specific groups dependent on social programs, but then again, it’s the governments money right?


barb p said...

JUST LIKE WILDLIFE!!! Cut them loose and they just won't make it on their own!! How pathetic!!

cary in catonsville said...

I have often seen programs that have those figures you talk about. The average American wouldn't understand what it means, you did a good job of explaining it!