- Posted October 13, 2012 by
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Election 2012: Your stories
Entitlements and the Republican Party
"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it." - Mitt Romney May 2012
“Before too long, we could become a society where the net majority of Americans are takers, not makers,” Ryan told the audience, later adding, ”Seventy percent of Americans want the American dream. They believe in the American idea. Only 30 percent want the welfare state.” - Paul Ryan November 2011
And now we have a Republican Congressman running for a seat in Washington State stating:
"Reform isn’t just taxing the rich, the very people by the way who create jobs. Our economic system has been the envy of the world for generations, but it seems to get more convoluted and more onerous every year. Under this administration it has become a system that punishes those who dare to dream, those who dare to invest, those who dare to work hard or succeed. It seems to reward the mediocrity — dare I say it, slothfulness and laziness — of those who choose not to do those things. Furthermore, it creates a dependency on government programs, even an addiction I would say, by virtue of the sense of entitlement that it creates. I can tell you, those people aren’t the 99 percent." - John Koster - Republican nominee for District 1 in Washington State
This proves that the ideas of Mitt Romney are not that far off from the ideas of the rest of his party. The Republican party wants to think they are superior to the everyday working man. Do you want this type of person deciding what is best for you? This is more than just an election, this is a point of our history that we must make a stand against these ideas of what Americans are really about.
The Republican party wants to have less government involvement. However, when you think about it, the government will not be controlling your money. Wall Street and multi-millionaires will control your money. They will control it so much, you won't have to worry about it because it won't be in your pocket.