When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.
Citizens of Greece burning down buildings and destroying their streets because the Greece Parliament was FORCED to cut back on entitlements – they could no longer sustain their ENTITLEMENT spending!
If one ever wants to see the end result of an overwhelmed ENTITLEMENT SOCIETY, please reference what shape Greece or Spain or Italy, heck most of Europe is in; then you shall see what shall happen to America if this mentality is not reigned in. So, was Romney correct in his assesment of the American Entitlement Society back in May when a secret video camera capture a speech he was giving?
Yes, Romney was 100% correct and while what he said may not be “Politically Correct”, his comments were nonetheless fact!
As of 2011, if we were to erase 100% of our defense spending; our annual debt would go to 60%+ in ENTITLEMENT SPENDING …….
And because one paying for another persons education is factually NOT a right, here is what our entitlement spending is WITH education included – in 2013, next year we will factually reach $3 TRILLION in spending on ENTITLEMENT programs alone……….OVER $1 TRILLION spent on education an we are ranked 25th or worse in the world (get a clue: it isn’t a lack of money on the education system that is the problem)
We currently reside in a society, under President Barack Obama whereby we have record numbers on welfare + WIC + food stamps + unemployed or under employed + dropped out of the workforce entirely but are still capable of working + more on SS disability + lower education standards + Billions annually in Pell Grants + Fannie and Freddie Housing debacle + lower Global Competitiveness and the below is what the Democrat party embraces: Occupy Wall Street
Because nothing compares to the thousands complaining about not having a job or not getting free college education like protesting for weeks and, shocking NOT WORKING or going to college.
What is the mental capacity of an individual who believes they can protest for weeks demanding a job while they are actively NOT looking for one while in the process of complaining about not having one?
Reminds me of the old cocaine commercial where the guy says he has to work longer hours to make more money so he can do more coke so that he can work longer hours to make more money so he can do more coke….etc…etc….
So, when Romney states that we have an entitlement problem in this country; and that this election is about whether or not you believe in a country like Greece + Spain + Italy + most of Europe that has met its demise, or the country our Founding Fathers founded that says you have the right to make YOUR own destiny and NOTHING will be handed to you………those are your two choice come November 2012.
Government Entitlement for some at the expense of others and a country like Greece = Barack Obama
Self Reliance and hard work is YOUR success maintaining with the founding principles of America = Mitt Romney