“Our greatest primary task is to put people to work.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933.
Although sometimes considered the father of the American entitlement state, FDR understood that our sense of achievement and self-sufficiency comes from our work.
Forty years later, another Democrat, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan likewise grasped the degrading affect of welfare on those it supposedly benefits: “It cannot too often be stated that the issue of welfare is not what it costs those who provide it, but what it costs those who receive it.”
In the past 50 years, our federal government has made it increasingly easy to collect a check for doing nothing. We are now witnessing the rotting fruits of those policies falling from the tree of good intentions and spoiling our society from within.Read More