'Gifts': Romney's Right; We're All Welfare Queens Now
As the media goes apoplectic over Mitt Romney's "outrageously racist and insensitive" belief that -- gasp -- Obama might've looted the Treasury to purchase the coalition that helped win him a second term, Ron Meyer at CNS News actually did some, you know, reporting:
If all 47 million food stamp recipients voted for President Obama, it would account for 75.4 percent of Obama's 62.3 million votes.
Harry Hopkins, FDR's close adviser who ran the non-defunct Works Progress Administration (WPA), once described Roosevelt's strategy as "tax & tax, spend & spend, elect & elect." He believed that if Roosevelt put everyone on the federal payroll, either through aid or federal jobs, that Roosevelt would never lose. FDR won four presidential elections in a row before his death removed him from office.
Did Obama use his idol's model to win this election?
Food stamps rolls have grown by nearly 50 percent-by more than 15 million recipients-under the Obama administration. During that same time, the unemployment rate has stayed the same. Either those outside of the workforce have been decimated by the Obama economy or this administration is making a conscious effort to get more Americans reliant on government. Or both.
Welfare programs now cost taxpayers a record-high $750 billion. While government "charity" has grown, so has poverty-and so has the Democrats' poll numbers.
The candidates and their PACs spent $6 billion for the election. Should we add the $750 billion in federal welfare to Democratic campaign spending total?
Between his illegal granting of amnesty (which I agree with in principle), allowing young people to remain on their parents' health insurance well into their twenties, all this welfare spending, and a union bailout disguised as an auto bailout -- of course Obama purchased votes. And of course that was all part of The Plan. There's no question government dependancy empowers the State which in turn empowers Democrats, and there's no question this fact motivates the Left and always has.
Obama used the recession as an excuse to spread the drug of government spending and the addicts will now protect the dealer at all costs. These tax loopholes for corporations and Hollywood, and these lame-brained farm subsidies all do the same thing.
From the skyscrapers of Manhattan to the film studios of La La Land to the farm fields and auto plants of the Midwest to the elite college campus and our inner-cities -- we're becoming a nation of pathetic Welfare Queens.
Worse still, as we've seen from the reaction to Romney, it's the Welfare Queens who are now the protected class and self-made Americans like Romney who are demonized.
Man alive, that's a depressing fact.