Could it be the left have forgotten the successes of welfare reform under some guy named Bill?
A HUGE example of what separates the two parties today is the (current) attitude toward welfare.
One party treats welfare as a measurement of the nation’s virtue. The other treats it as evidence of national failure.
They can’t both be right.
Here is a video showing both views. The hosts of the video have the first view. They mock Trump for having the second.
Reagan’s quote on the subject: ‘We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.’
The guys hosting the video are ridiculous. Can people change income brackets? They do it all the time.
Look at any dot-com startup. Or Dr. Carson. Or Thomas Sewell. Or any of the endless politicians who told us about their parent’s humble beginnings as blue-collar employees. Or YouTubers making seven figures. Or baristas studying engineering.
The list is endless.
Welfare is intended as a springboard to help someone bounce back. Not as a hammock in which to recline.
The American Dream isn’t about being someone else’s employee. It’s about creating a good or service someone else is willing to pay money for, and being your own employer.
Trump rightly said that welfare robs people of the incentive to do better for themselves. Maybe it’s time to do two things.
Crack down on anyone who doesn’t need it and is gaming the system. And reintroduce the idea of building your own business… whatever that might be.