Governent Promotion of Welfare Dependance in Living Color
Some months ago we were discussing whether policies and programs promulgated by liberals and widely supported by democrats had contributed to dependency on the government, and encouraged it.
I believe this to be true no matter the good intentions to help those in need. Some cases, I believe, are intentionally designed to keep people where they are because there is money and power in keeping certain factions of people dependent on the government--politicians--votes.
I mentioned a billboard that I had seen that did just that, by the specific language of a "way to get" the government to "care for you and your family" and the "family" was a young minority girl with a minority baby--no father. No Daddy anywhere around.
No "get the government to educate you" and no "don't have sex if you can't afford a child."
Just--"GET" the government to "care for you and your family."
WELFARE DEPENDENCE is actually being PROMOTED in one of the highest minority populated parishes in the state by Bayou Health, which is the agency through which most CHIP and MEDICAID recipients receive health care services.
You get more of what you subsidize.
And to the poster that questioned me about this billboard with the obvious implication that I was lying,
here it is--I had an opportunity to pull over and take a picture this week.
There were opportunities to send a different message.
Society sends a message that someone else will compensate for your decisions and bear responsibility for them, and here's how you GET THEM TO DO IT.
I am appalled at the message this billboard sends and my representatives will be hearing from me.
This post was edited by demifloyd on Sun, Apr 21, 13 at 12:17