The sound of drums from the Kettle Moraine.
So its not in one's self-interest to take advantage of a government handout, if one is properly qualified to receive the goodies?If you get something for "free" from the government, I call it stupid not to take advantage.That's why Medicare and Social Security is out of control and bankrupt. This is why Progressivism is dangerous to a free society, it turns everyone into "welfare queen", beholden to our government masters in Washington.As you know, our government masters in Washington D.C. have been mostly baffoons as demonstrated conclusively by Pelosi and Reid. This is what you want? (People who pass sweeping health care legislation "for our good" without reading the bill? Disgusting.)
I agree legislators should read the bills they are signing. ...... for those of you keeping score at home, from WikepediA :The Free EncyclopediaProgressivism in the United States is a broadly-based reform movement that reached its height early in the 20th century and is generally considered to be middle class and reformist in nature. It arose as a response to the vast changes brought by modernization, such as the growth of large corporations and railroads, and fears of corruption in American politics. In the 21st century self-styled progressives continue to embrace concepts such as environmentalism and social justice. Social progressivism, the view that governmental practices ought to be adjusted as society evolves, forms the ideological basis for many American progressives.One historian defined progressivism as the "political movement that addresses ideas, impulses, and issues stemming from modernization of American society. Emerging at the end of the nineteenth century, it established much of the tone of American politics throughout the first half of the century. (20th century; my notation)Any further in depth study of this movement would yield an impressive list of worthy accomplishments,none of which I feel threatened by.
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