Question for conservatives about government spending

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    Why should government pay for a road that starts at the end of your driveway and leads to any address in the continental United States - but not for food stamps for needy families with children?


    Is it simply because you derive a direct benefit from one and not the other?
     
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    Because one earns it's money, the other doesn't.

    The road earn's the money we invest in it, the other produces nothing but more needy mouths to feed.
     
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    Road's can't earn money, they are inanimate objects.

    I'm sorry, should i have specified that total morons need not reply?
     
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    ah the love of their fellow man from the rights perspective
     
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    First off, government doesn't pay for anything, taxpayers pay for things... government produces nothing. It's a policy matter. Most people have no problem with tax money going to help the needy, just with government policies that continually create more and more needy that then must be "taken care of". Not to mention, "taken care of" runs the gamut from free cell phones to food.
     
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    Roads certainly facilitate trade, thus they do in a roundabout way, generate money. Not sure how much money is generated by welfare recipients though.

    :lol:
     
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    Government IS the People.

    Right, they have no trouble with tax money that help the needy, they are just opposed to every single law that does that. Can you name ONE law that gives tax monies to the needy that YOU don't oppose? I doubt it.


    Oh, I see, you're just opposed to government helping the needy out with frivolous things, like food.
     
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    Roads most certainly do earn the money invested in them. You just have a brain too small to understand the concept.
     
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    And the free market is incapable of providing the roads that private enterprise needs for trade? why do you have such little confidence in capitalism?
     
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    He doesn't have the brainpower to understand the concept. All he can do is insult people.
     

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