Why is it everyone is asking more and more from the productive people in this country? When will we find someone with the courage to stand up and ask the people on welfare to be responsible?
Obama wants military retirees to pay more for healthcare, when in my opinion, they have payed plenty already.
When a tax paying citizen decides to have a child, you can be sure that they have planned for this, budgeted for it and accepts responsibility for their decision to have this child. When someone on welfare has a child, they see it as a pay raise.
I would like to see someone propose that when a welfare recipient reports that they are going to have another child, that this is a declaration of improving financial status and therefore they receive a deduction in financial assistance instead of the 'raise' they are seeking. When breakfast, lunch and dinner are served free of charge at schools to the children of welfare recipients, are the food stamps they receive adjusted to reflect this, the answer is no.
When a politician talks about entitlement cuts, what they really want to cut is the IOUs..the programs people have paid into with promises of a return on their investment..be it monetarily or otherwise.