Rush Limbaugh on Welfare & Poverty
Conservative Talk-show Host
We don't want to tell anybody how to live. That's up to you. If you want to make the best of yourself, feel free. If you want to ruin your life, we'll try to stop it--but it's a waste. We look over the country as it is today, we see so much waste, human potential that's been destroyed by 50 years of a welfare state. By a failed war on poverty.
We resist the effort to group us. We resist the effort to make us feel that we're all the same, that we're no different than anybody else. We're all different. There are no two things or people in this world who are created in a way that they end up with equal outcomes. That's up to them
If, 5 years before, someone had suggested that a Democratic president and the vast majority of Democrats in Congress would have supported legislation that cut food stamps by over $20 billion, and terminated a child's right to minimal economic support they would have been laughed at.
Gingrich became Speaker, and Rush Limbaugh's brutal attitude toward the poor had permeated both parties. The bill accepts the brilliant proposal that poverty is caused by the poor, and advances as a solution an end to government support for the most vulnerable people in the country.
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