"The reason I ... have fought for this program isn't because we're trying to give relief to people that aren't responsible, that don't know what the hell they're doing, or don't care what they're doing. We're giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now, unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people -- and they're not minorities and they're not defective and they're not all the things you'd like to insinuate that these programs are about -- these are average, good American people."
Answer by jewjewbee at 1:36 PM on Jun. 29, 2010
I heard something on talk radio yesterday a.m that made me think and this video is so appropriate for the discussion. Once certain programs become effective and last longer than originally planned, it becomes an entitlement. Impossible to get back off the books And the people who at one time received it now feel entitled, so much so that they begin to change the laws in order to keep the entitlement going. That is exactly what this guy here is doing, a representative who is trying to argue his way into making a new law-if you will-to keep up the entitlements for the people he feels are deserving.
Does everyone and anyone feel that they are entitled to something? Each and every person in that room of discussions had someone they were trying to represent to keep some sort of entitlement going. Thus....a dry till.
Answer by jewjewbee at 2:04 PM on Jun. 29, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 2:28 PM on Jun. 29, 2010