Saturday, October 27, 2012

Why am I against Big Government?

Many, many times over the years I've heard the words "Why do you hate government, Phantom? What the hell is wrong with you?" from the mouths of frustrated liberals.

Exhibit A:

New data compiled by the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee shows that, last year, the United States spent over $60,000 to support welfare programs per each household that is in poverty. The calculations are based on data from the Census, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Congressional Research Services.
"According to the Census's American Community Survey, the number of households with incomes below the poverty line in 2011 was 16,807,795," the Senate Budget Committee notes. "If you divide total federal and state spending by the number of households with incomes below the poverty line, the average spending per household in poverty was $61,194 in 2011." 

Translated for irascible, thick headed liberals: If you FIRED every single seat polishing son of a bitch in every US state and federal welfare agency, and just sent a check for $30K to every poor household in America, THERE WOULD BO NO MORE POVERTY. Oh, and you'd have done it for half what gets spent not doing it every year.

That's why I'm against Big Government. Because its bollocks.

You're welcome.

The Phantom

UPDATE: A reader writes in! Names changed to protect the guilty!

"Even though this is true since I was able to obtain a 50k non payable back loan. They would not give me the money directly but insist they use the money for me.

The problem always has been with liberals is that they want to spend your money for you (high taxes) as you are not capable of using it correctly. But I have not seen the government use my tax money the way I want them too. So now what?

What country on this planet can a person flee too and get better care, benefits, loan, education where the people born in this country cannot get? And you can thank a liberal for this....
Oh hell yes! Nameless Reader hits it out of the park! As I wrote the post I could hear liberals screaming in my head: "YOU CAN'T JUST GIVE THEM THE MONEY!!!" THEY'LL SPEND IT ON CRACK!!!"

This then is the core of the liberal effort. It has never been about poverty. Its about Control with a capital "C". People are too stupid to live without Big Brother's hand on their neck, forcing them in the right direction.

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