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Government’s vicious circle of welfare, poverty

The welfare people have destroyed our American economy. They drove the good-paying factory jobs out of the country and made it difficult for the businesses that stayed here to survive. They didn’t do it deliberately or out of malice. They did it out of ignorance and their desire to live at someone else’s expense.

The federal government used the welfare people for the government expansion. When government expands, prosperity shrinks. Government expansion includes interference in businesses. The interferences include great masses of regulations and anti-business laws.

Government used debt to finance its great expansions. Debt didn’t affect the taxpayers as much as increased taxes would have.

Government created most of the poverty in America. This is because welfare people were able to retain a right to vote, even after they demonstrated their incompetence in managing their own affairs. When welfare payments were made, poverty increased, and government responded with more welfare, creating more poverty, a vicious circle.

As welfare increased, government size and costs also increased. Government jobs are a drain on the economy and should be kept to a minimum.

The whole vicious idea of welfare is based on the enslavement of the private enterprise workers. Our Constitution prohibits slavery or involuntary servitude.

As the welfare population and the government employee population expands, there are fewer and fewer workers left to pay for the products and services needed by the non-producers.

It is very strange that the government, which is so generous with its tax consumers, should be so harsh with the entrepreneurs who are required to provide the products and services for the tax consumers. The burdens on private enterprise should be lightened to encourage productivity. One way to lighten the load is to eliminate most of the conflicting regulations and anti-business laws.

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