I couldn't agree more. This guy is telling it straight and I find that refreshing. This is straight talk with zero political correctness and I love it. I would find it hard not to vote for this guy regardless of his party, but I highly doubt a Democrat would ever say such a thing.
This guy is not saying that all welfare recipients are bad, he is pointing out the ones who have always been on welfare, who have children who will grow up to be on welfare, and on and on.
Am I the heartless one for not providing the hand out forever or am I the compassionate one who refuses to give a hand out indefinitely and forces a person to make his/her own way in life? I think one is about owning an obedient pet and the other is treating a person like a human.
Make sure to click on the link to see the full article. I have edited it for size and to make my point.
FOXNews.com - South Carolina Lt. Gov. Under Fire for Comparing Welfare Users to Stray Animals:
"The lieutenant governor of South Carolina is taking heat for comparing people on government assistance to 'stray animals' and saying the government should stop 'feeding' welfare recipients who do not meet certain requirements because 'they breed.'
Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, a Republican, was arguing for fundamental changes to welfare to break the 'cycle of dependency' at a town hall meeting in Fountain Inn, S.C., on Friday, when he said:
'My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. ...
'They will reproduce,' Bauer said, 'especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better.'"
The lieutenant governor said he intended in his remarks to stress the need to "break cycles of dependency." He said he was approached afterward by a black minister who asked him to he deliver the same speech at his church.
"He said 'you are right on the money,'" Bauer told FoxNews.com. "This was a diverse crowd and nobody there had a problem with the message.
"We've got to really look at every dollar we're spending. A hand-out is basically relief without any demand for change," he said.