It's true, it doesn't make sense, and like many of those proposals, is shortsighted and neglects to consider how interconnected 20 other programs, departments, and events are. Then the forced sterilization/birth control? Jesus, the Nazis called, and they want ego to chill. I don't think anybody is happy that lazy people who are the face of the stereotype get free shit, but they are also the vast minority. I'd like to see defense, foreign aid, and some forms of personal and corporate welfare tightened up, but it's kind of like the mess of a healthcare system we have. I don't see a way to fix 2-3 things, without breaking a dozen more.
While we're on the topic of rants, I have a brilliant idea-federal taxed campaign contributions. Let people and corporations donate as much as they want, but the candidate needs to declare it, and pay 20% tax, with funds earmarked to pay down the debt. You want to donate $10M to the candidate of your choice? OK, thanks for the $5M in debt relief.
On the topic of great ideas, you know what also makes sense? Buying my children's book. Copies still available. Act now.
We indeed do have too many wasteful programs. Simplify, simplify, simplify. I also decry foreign aid, military spending at such a stupid amount, and corporate welfare. Check my post history and you will verify this fact. The only reason that we argue about welfare reform is because the regulars agree with all the other cuts. Why debate something we all agree on?
I am against a minimum wage. Welfare programs allow corporations to pay less BECAUSE they know that tax payers will make up the difference. Kind of like gov't backed college loans inadvertently upping tuitions, business sees a way to cut its bottom line and goes for it. We should allow customers to dictate what businesses succeed. If business declines due to a boycott over lower wages, then a rational, viable business will raise wages to bring customers back, foregoing any gov't involvement. We do not realize the power that consumers could possess, instead we seek gov't regulation over the free market to "solve" our problems. Maybe I am too naïve here and people would rather save a buck than band together and boycott for better pay. I also think that the standard of living is way above what is necessary for comfortable survival. You guys will have a field day with that comment.
Nazi? Really? Because I seek a way of ending poverty by making sure people who don't have the resources to live don't procreate? Are you aware that the population of Ethiopia has almost doubled since 1990 although almost its whole nourishment is dependent on foreign aid? Does that make sense?
I also bought your book. It is shit.