Sources: DOJ [press release], The Wire, The Tampa Bay Tribune
quote: ENOUGH WITH THE SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMS ALREADY. All they do is jack up the spending in Washington without any real tangible benefit to show for it--all while squeezing other legitimate government affairs (i.e. defense spending) into realms where efficacy is no longer assured. And even worse, the more handouts that we have, the more people are going to abuse the system.
quote: Push welfare back onto the states.
quote: Put together enough impoverished people and you have sufficient market demand for lower cost goods and services--cell phones included.
quote: It is NOT my responsibility to pay higher taxes to cover for YOUR a$$ not being prudent enough to properly plan & save for retirement. Self reliance is what this country was founded on. Handouts are a stain on the legacy of our forefathers.
quote: Don't even get me started on medical costs. How about the impoverished make due with 10+ year old medical technology.
quote: whenever there is a need family, friends, neighbors, and community have always stepped up to help
quote: So, how about this: I keep what I earn and decide who in need I wish to help and you keep what you earn and do likewise? (No, I am NOT referring to roads, or defense or the like - entitlement programs are what is going to sink us.)
quote: the government paying for peoples' phones and phone service