This article compares welfare recipients of the 60s to the current corporate bailouts. It shows how government intervention stops prosperity and holds people back from true success. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
(Warning- there are references to race in the article that some may dislike and prefer to make issue of in order to avoid the question)
Asked by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Aug. 10, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
From the article:
Perhaps more incredibly, Obama seems to think that government taking over an economy is a new idea. Or that massive growth in government can take place "with unprecedented transparency and accountability."
Yes, sir, we heard it from Jimmy Carter when he created the Department of Energy, the Synfuels Corporation, and the Department of Education.
Or how about the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 -- The War on Poverty -- which President Johnson said "...does not merely expand old programs or improve what is already being done. It charts a new course. It strikes at the causes, not just the consequences of poverty."
Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Aug. 10, 2009