Living on the Dole is not Welfare

The word welfare, properly defined means faring well as in going or getting along well, succeeding well, doing well. 

Dole, properly defined, means an allotted share, a grant, a handout, a portioned amount therefore living on the dole is not the same as faring well.

Notice I specifically stated Living on the Dole. Again, the keyword being l-i-v-i-n-g on the alloted share-grant-handout-proportioned amount. Yeah, I do not count that as thriving or succeeding or doing well as in self-sufficiency. 

Case in Point: “Fable of the Gullible Gull,” Reader’s Digest, Oct. 1950, p. 32.

“In our friendly neighbor city of St. Augustine great flocks of sea gulls are starving amid plenty. Fishing is still good, but the gulls don’t know how to fish. For generations they have depended on the shrimp fleet to toss them scraps from the nets. Now the fleet has moved. …

“The shrimpers had created a Welfare State for the … sea gulls. The big birds never bothered to learn how to fish for themselves and they never taught their children to fish. Instead they led their little ones to the shrimp nets.

“Now the sea gulls, the fine free birds that almost symbolize liberty itself, are starving to death because they gave in to the ‘something for nothing’ lure! They sacrificed their independence for a handout.

“A lot of people are like that, too. They see nothing wrong in picking delectable scraps from the tax nets of the U.S. Government’s ‘shrimp fleet.’ But what will happen when the Government runs out of goods? What about our children of generations to come?

“Let’s not be gullible gulls. We … must preserve our talents of self-sufficiency, our genius for creating things for ourselves, our sense of thrift and our true love of independence.” 

Thus we see why #FullRepeal and so getting rid of many other addictive government programs is of paramount concern to those who work for what they have.

Today, and every day,  Congress has the Power to stop a nation from living on the dole. Basta. Congress simply needs to stop stalling, stop fretting over low-info voters, and trust the voters who put them into office to #ReclaimAmerica. 

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No Welching: Full Repeal and End FedED

Thomas Massie, yeah, that one, was on DANA this evening and it was a fabulous segment. He spoke about how his #EndFedED bill came about. You can read about the bill on his webpage. What a great gift to taxpayers and children everywhere if you can get your members of Congress to sign on to the bill immediately. #OneIssueOneVote. (And #SassyWithMassie) 

So what is the deal, the hold up in the House Ways & Means Committee, the House Energy & Commerce Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Health & Education & Labor & Pensions Committee in getting it together to write a budget reconciliation bill with #FullRepeal of Obamacare in it? Why the stalling? Who is stalling the full repeal of Obamacare when it really should have been, from the beginning a #OneIssueOneVote. 

James Wallner frames a great debate about the nonsense in delaying Full Repeal. He writes, “Congressional Democrats are unlikely to negotiate when the price of doing so is to facilitate Obamacare’s demise.”

So again the question must be asked and voters must know WHO is holding up the full repeal of Obamacare in each committee, when a simple up or down vote to end the nightmare for so many people suffering from #ObamacareHell should have happened already? full-repeal-obamacare-years

Dan Bongino had a great Facebook Live post yesterday about “Are the Democrats setting themselves up for catastrophic losses in 2018?” My response to him was “… so how do we keep Republicans from ruining our Conservative lead? If there’s no #FullRepeal that will be on the Republicans who do not make it happen.”

Here we have Massie, who just jumps in and does the hard thing to #EndFedED and yet we have a House full of people too afraid to do the right thing, the very thing they were voted into office for, actually riding #FullRepeal of Obamacare into the offices they sit in today.  

It makes me wonder if the flinchers, the welchers – possible implementers of sophistry, are even capable of reducing the role of government in any form or fashion. 

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