HolyCoast: Political Quote of the Day

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Political Quote of the Day

Guess the speaker:
In the 1960s, there were welfare programs that created a culture of poverty in our country. Now, some people think we won that battle when we reformed welfare. But the liberals haven't given up.

At every turn, they tried to substitute government largess for individual responsibility. They fight to strip work requirements from welfare, to put more people on Medicaid, and remove more and more people from having to pay any income tax whatsoever.

Dependency is death to initiative, risk-taking and opportunity. Dependency is culture killing. It's a drug. We've got to fight it like the poison it is. . . .

A nation built on the principles of the founding fathers cannot long stand when its children are raised without fathers in the home.

You know, I've found that most politicians don't seem to understand the connection between our ability to compete and our national wealth and the wealth of our families. They act as if money just happens, that it just happens to be there.

But every dollar represents a good or service that's been produced in the private sector. If you depress the private sector you depress the well-being of all Americans.

That's exactly what happens with high taxes, over-regulation, tort windfalls, mandates, and overfed, overspending government.

Did you happen to see, by the way, that today government workers make more money than people who work in the private sector? Can you imagine what happens to an economy where the best opportunities are for bureaucrats?

It is high time to lower taxes, including corporate taxes, to take a weed whacker . . .


Get out -- get out that weed whacker and take it to regulations and reform entitlements and, by the way, stand up to the increasingly voracious appetite of the unions in our government.
That speech was given in 2008 by the guy who lost the GOP nomination - Mitt Romney. Where's that Romney in 2012?  If that guy showed up and showed the voters he really believes that stuff, he'd be a shoe-in for the nomination.

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