The seventies ushered in a new breed of political figures that would speak first
and think later, if at all. Reagan seems to have been the king of this type of
viscious generalizing that had real impacts for how certain demographics are
viewed and more importantly, how they viewed themselves. It has become an
admirable trait for a political candidate to speak untruths without regard for
accuracy and unfortunately for Republicans it's only getting worse.
Considering that CNN did not launch until 1980, how did the network do a story
on Reagan in 1976? Moreover, doesn't it bare mentioning that Reagan wildly
exaggerated the story? According to this article, Reagan just cited a few
details of the welfare during his 1976 campaign. Not so. This is the quality of
news we get when we lay off professional reporters and publish student papers.
Government aid is money taken from working people.Why must working
people pay for the behavior, and decisions of others?Help should
come from churches, families, or local communities.
Having come from a single parent home I know this to be a touchy issue. I have
benefited from the programs as well However, I find their are roughly 3 kinds of
single parents who fall into this category. 1. Their are genuine ones who need
help to get back on their feet after divorce,death of spouse etc. 2. Their are
those who needed genuine help but have allowed themselves to become dependant
permanantley on the system and have bought the sociatal lie that you don't
need 2 parents and that you can do it on your own(It can be done but the
statistics show this to be the exception not the rule and you as a single parent
will never be able to cover all the bases.)I'm not advocating to go out and
marry for the sake of marriage but substituting the government parent and by
proxy picking your neighbors pockets indefinatley is not a solution as well. 3.
those who abuse the system to avoid taking responsibility for their mistakes or
feel they are entitled to it.Until the system is changed to promote self
sustainment this problem will continue.