Sunday, September 4, 2011

Via JMG: Asshat Of The Day - Matthew Vadum

"Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote? Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery. Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote. Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn't about helping the poor. It's about helping the poor to help themselves to others' money. It's about raw so-called social justice. It's about moving America ever farther away from the small-government ideals of the Founding Fathers." - Matthew Vadum, writing for American Thinker.

RELATED: Media Matters notes that Fox News has already given this fuckwad airtime.

reposted from Joe


Comment from Fritz:

The rich use far more government services than the poor. Those services are paid for primarily by the middle class.

So, who is really getting a free ride in America?

The rich benefit from:

- Federal courts
- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- The Copyright Office 
- The U.S. Treasury
- The U.S. Department of State
- The U.S. Department of Transportation
- The Federal Aviation Administration
- The United States Postal Service
- The Federal Trade Commission
- The United States International Trade Commission
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture
- The U.S. Military
- The Army Corps of Engineers
- The F.B.I.
- The C.I.A.
- The Court of International Trade
- The Department of Commerce

There are HUNDREDS of federal departments and agencies that are used primarily by the wealthy and big corporations in order to protect their business efforts and make them richer.

Yet, the people who benefit most from these vital services DO NOT PAY FOR THEM. They have bribed our government to shift the majority of the cost to average people -- the middle class and working poor.

For every dollar that a rich person makes, a significant percentage of our tax money was used to either help make it or protect it.

Whether it is our State Department helping negotiate agreements with foreign nations or the use of our nation's highways, the rich would not be making the record profits they are making today if it were not for our strong Federal government.

When the rich say "smaller government", they mean smaller for US and not for THEM. They want to continue using the Federal government to line their own pockets -- even if that means that they have to make millions of Americans live in poverty. 
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