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I think Republicans need to take income inequality more seriously. Not because I favor equality of outcomes. I do not. I think the Right is correct to stress merit and earned rewards, not handouts and forced equality. But I think what Republicans are blind to is that power corrupts.
The more people who are dependent on government handouts, the more votes the left can depend on for an ever-expanding welfare state.
I think that charity is a tricky thing, because a lot of times, people equate charity with handouts. I don't believe in handouts.
Corn is already the most subsidized crop in America, raking in a total of $51 billion in federal handouts between 1995 and 2005 - twice as much as wheat subsidies and four times as much as soybeans. Ethanol itself is propped up by hefty subsidies, including a fifty-one-cent-per-gallon tax allowance for refiners.
Blacks who have not succumbed to the victim culture have been, are, and will be doing quite well - all on their own, without handouts, affirmative action, and other patronizing measures.
Too many Mainers are dependent on government handouts. Government dependency has not - and never will - create prosperity.
What we don't have a right to is healthcare, housing, or handouts. We don't have those rights.
I got the sense that Alabama is a place where people don't want handouts and don't much care for people talking out of the side of their mouth.
The majority of Aboriginals do not want handouts because they realise that welfare is killing them.
Poverty-fighting programs are not handouts - they are investments.
The Haiti that has been waiting for help and not moving no longer exists. Enough handouts; we need hands up. Enough aid; we need trade.
If candidates spend money on ads and other political speech and their opponents are rewarded with government handouts to attack them, that chills speech and is unconstitutional. Non-participating candidates certainly don't volunteer to allow their opponents to receive taxpayer subsidies to bash them.
Bradley A. Smith
I always had to have a job in the summer when I was at school. It was about teaching me, and my brother and sisters, a good work ethic and making sure we knew there were no handouts. We had to find our own way in this world.
I had individuals in my life to help me make the right decisions because it wasn't about them accepting handouts. It was about them making the right decisions for me.
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