The reason many on the left are always able to convince themselves and others, that the government needs to do more to solve certain problems in the world, is that they will always be able to point to at least one more case in which things are not perfect. This, of course, is because perfection is unattainable.
Liberals point to the poor people and suggest that the government needs to spend more tax dollars to raise their standard of living. Ask yourself the following question, though: if the government were to hand every single poor person one million dollars, would poverty become a thing of the past?
I think absolute not. Why? Well, it is said that as many as 70% of lottery winners squander all their winnings in a short time. Those who were poor before winning the lottery usually end up poor again. If millions do not help some get out of poverty, what will?
There are those that need only a little bit of help, so they can get back to caring for themselves, and there are those whose mindset will never allow them to raise their standard of living.
We will never get rid of poverty, and I’m not suggesting that we stop trying. I am suggesting however, that we stop trying to do it through government, for we are only providing it a never-ending excuse to keep growing, while the problems only get worse.
I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. – Benjamin Franklin
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- Enough Demagoguery!