So apparently, making an obvious and truthful statement makes you a terrible person. So say liberals who called out the lieutenant governor of South Carolina, Andre Bauer. He made a remark about the majority of people who are on welfare in this country. While Governor Mark Sanford was eating Argentinian, Bauer said this:
“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed! You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that.”
Read the full article here. Now, you and I both know that this was taken out of context to hyperbolic levels. Does any intelligent person actually think that he meant that people on welfare are animals? Really? I bet you also think that Budweiser is the “King of Beers”. Why do people always jump to the farthest extreme? Is it so hard to think that he’s just saying that the current state of welfare in this country is just breeding more welfare? I completely agree with that statement. Maybe he’s just using something that his grandmother said to him as an analogy to the ridiculous amount of money that’s being fed to people who will only spend it, and grovel for more (with an egregious sense of entitlement, no less).
Let me make myself very clear. I have no problem helping people who are down on their luck. I do it in my everyday life, and I support the government having a program to do it. What I do have a problem with, is the abuse of freebies that seem to come along with our current welfare system. I also have a problem with giving money to people who don’t even try to get jobs, who just keep having children, who buy all sorts of drugs with their welfare checks, and who are abusing a program that’s meant to help people that are struggling.
Also, I don’t know about you, but I cannot stand when the media, which is liberal leaning (in case you didn’t know), decides to add little jabs here and there. For example, the link to the story of this situation is “http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_lt_gov_don_t_help_the_poor“. U.S. lieutenant governor: don’t help the poor. That’s how I read it. How about you? Is that what he said? NO. What in the bloody hell is wrong with the person who wrote that link? Better yet, how about in the quote, the added exclamation point in the third sentence. Do you really think he said in a thunderous roar, “BECAUSE THEY BREED!” He’s made to sound like Hitler, for God’s sake.
And are people actually influenced by this? Are there actually people reading this at home going, “Oh my God! What a terrible person this guy is! He said that the people on welfare are animals, and that the poor shouldn’t be helped!” Now that I’ve written this last sentence, I realize the sad truth… There are people like this. They live among us. They vote. Scary.
Now, I’m obviously just picking on liberals here. Partly because it’s just easy, but also partly because that’s who’s blowing this story out of proportion. I have a lot of liberal friends, and in all honesty, both sides are guilty of this stupidity at one point or another. But for now, I’m picking on liberals. Go hug a tree, hippie. Preferably one that’s in the process of being cut down.
In an effort to have more of a conversation (instead of me posting, and you not reading), I’m going to start to ask a question at the end of each post.
What’s your take on this story? Do you agree with the way that this was posted, or do you think it was taken a teensy bit out of context?