This morning, I had a conversation with a dear friend of mine. We were discussing blogging, Facebook, etc. On my real estate blog, I refrain from any political posts whatsoever; it's real estate, front and center, sideways and upside down. Somehow, however, a few of her friends came upon what if? They commented to her, "I had no idea that Peggy was so conservative!"
"So conservative?" I believe in abortion rights (at least, as described in Roe v Wade), favor gay marriage, decriminalization of many currently illegal drugs, etc. Yet, the fact that I support fiscal responsibility, small government and much personal freedom (aka, a classic liberal) has somehow morphed into "so conservative" in today's world. Go figure.
In any case, I ask of those who consider themselves liberals and/or "progressives" in today's world what they think of these 75 numbers. Think I am some John Bircher, if you will. But I cannot figure out how we can sustain numbers like this. As Margaret Thatcher said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
Here are just a few of these incredible numbers about our government.
#1 In December 2008, 31.6 million Americans were on food stamps. Today, a new all-time record of 47.7 million Americans are on food stamps. That number has increased by more than 50
percent over the past four years, and yet the mainstream media still has the gall to insist that “things are getting better”.
#27 Right now, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. And that does not even count Social Security or Medicare. Overall, there are almost 80 different “means-tested welfare programs” that the federal government is currently running.