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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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Best of Jim Cook
Late November, 2013
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IT'S TOO LATE

An article in our local paper about cuts in food stamps mentioned a single mother age 27 with children 3, 5 and 7.  This woman told how she would be hurt by a cut.  No doubt she would be hurt and that’s an intractable problem.  Many welfare recipients rely on government handouts.  Consequently, these payments are unlikely to ever be reduced.

This woman would not have had three children without payments from the government that encouraged having children out of wedlock.  Social programs like this have put us behind the eight-ball.  There’s no turning back.  The damage has been done.  By embracing social programs years ago we created a huge dependent class that grows relentlessly.  The government and our politicians will never agree to substantially reduce welfare.  It will grow until it devours us.

It can only end when the government’s checks bounce or the dollar buys so little it amounts to nothing.  Then there will be hell to pay.  You can accuse me of spreading gloom and doom but there are millions of kids with single mothers who will live on subsidies rather than their own efforts.  Many of them are already unemployable because of bad habits.  They are taking over small towns and major cities and they will elect politicians who promise them more.  I don’t think any nation in history has ever been faced with a problem that is so inimical to its future.  There’s no cure for it and there is no way any of us can escape its sorry consequences.