2012 Obama 2012/03/11 14:21:40
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This is a response to the blog writer that claimed we are all on welfare and the system was broken and should be privatized:

Providing for the General Welfare of the US people and country is a requirement of the constitution and was specifically used by the FF to design the first public roads, fire departments, libraries, bridges, and postal service.Every president has implemented new programs for general welfare based on the desire of the American people which we express through our votes.

Article 1 Section 8:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and General Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

Some say we have socialism but socialism is simply a system where we are all expected to contribute what we can so that we can pool our resources to provide benefits that every one can share.

Now there are people like this blog writer that wants to privatize those general welfare programs that we all use and those that just some people benefit most from because they think the system is broken.

The system is not broken but there is corruption and abuse by people and corporations that take more and use more of the benefits without contributing a fair share.

Privatizing will not work for these programs because NO private business has the resources to provide these services on the mass scale necessary to make them available to everyone. Privatizing would also result in monopolies that could charge whatever they want because they control the services that everyone depends on. That would lead to massive prices and fewer services that would hurt the majority of people and only help the very wealthy.

We The People decide every election what General Welfare programs we want our government to be in charge of and if you don't like a program you can elect someone that can overturn or change a program through the constitutional bill process that our Founding Fathers designed for that purpose.

The General Welfare is in our constitution and it works but WE THE PEOPLE must decide what programs we want our Government to be in charge of with our votes and not US THE CORPORATIONS!!!
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  • claireaz1 2012/03/11 19:11:40
    We The People decide with our votes...
    I will make a bet that 99.9% of people on welfare are demo's.
  • 2012 Obama claireaz1 2012/03/11 19:15:52 (edited)
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    That would be very incorrect based on states that are run by Republican governors. The most welfare and food stamps occurs in Rep states and the majority are white.
  • claireaz1 2012 Obama 2012/03/11 19:25:36
    I don't think you understood what I said. My response was that if they asked everyone that is on welfare they would be demo's.
  • 2012 Obama claireaz1 2012/03/11 19:30:17
    2012 Obama
    That is still incorrect and is just your biased opinion not based on any evidence!
  • Doug King 2012/03/11 14:22:53
    We The People decide with our votes...
    Doug King
    I'm not.

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