Right On, Governor Christie!

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    1. NEW YORK — Gov. Chris Christie today warned an audience of national Republicans that the country is in danger of becoming a "paternalistic entitlement society" where people sit on the couch, "waiting for the next government check."

    2. ...brought up national policy toward the end. He said it is the least optimistic period he’s ever seen for the nation.

    "It’s because government’s now telling them, stop dreaming, stop striving, we’ll take care of you. We’re turning into a paternalistic entitlement society. That will not just bankrupt us financially, it will bankrupt us morally," Christie told Bush, Henry Kissinger and an assortment of Republican governors in a theater at the New York Historical Society.

    3. "When the American people no longer believe that this is a place where only their willingness to work hard and to act with honor and integrity and ingenuity determines their success in life, then we’ll have a bunch of people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check," Christie said."
    Gov. Christie: Nation turning into 'people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check' | NJ.com


    Of course, such a warning flies in the teeth of the policies of the current food-stamp, class warfare President....

    ....but, then there's this:



    "The lessons of history … show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit."

    These searing words about Depression-era welfare are from Franklin Roosevelt's 1935 State of the Union Address. FDR feared this self-reliant people might come to depend permanently upon government for the necessities of their daily lives. Like narcotics, such a dependency would destroy the fiber and spirit of the nation.
    theblogprof: FDR on welfare 1935: "The lessons of history … show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is
     
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    Christie's right about us being morally and financially bankrupt......so unless we change our ways....and soon.... we are a nation on the downswing.....
     
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    So what do we, the American people do when a financial disaster hits..........we pull ourselves up by the boot straps and do what needs to be done to feed ourselves and put a roof over our head. Politicians don't want to do that...........it's sort of like the college grad that expects to make 6 figures his first year out of college.

    You have to cut back spending, reduce the debt and work harder and longer. The Dems answer is just to raise taxes so there is more to spend today. Tomorrow and future generations don't matter right now.
     
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    It's not so much that we are morally bankrupt that we have turned ourselves into a nation of enablers and those of the "I'm a failure because of the 1%er's" which doesn't make any sense at all.

    Half of this nation has lost the sense of pride that working for a living has to give. The Democrat strategy of paying for votes has to stop. It's turning our nation into a Democracy gone horribly wrong. Capitalism is a great thing when you have a country that works together.
     
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    I have two problem with this:

    1. We already are paternalistic entitlement society, the only danger lies in refusal to renounce our ways.

    2. He's kinda/sorta chubby.
     
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    Christie is enjoying record job approval right now.
     
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    Wow! that shows the ignorance of Gov. Chris Christie on how the Human services work and the ignorance of people that vote for him. And it is funny that a guy that weighs 400lbs and has collected a government check the last 10 years would be critical of the poor recieving help. But he is right that hope has been destroyed by neocons.
     
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    you really are a moron if you equate sitting on your ass and cashing a welfare check, to actually working for various government agencies.
     
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    Christie is probably driving some people crazy with his straight forward talk......:D:lol:
     
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    Oh please enlighten us on how human sevices work? Why dont democrats ever want to combat the massive fraud in these programs? why do we never see the so called progress these programs make? I've never seen it visually or even on paper, liberals say they work, but do they really?
     

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