leadslinger· Premium Member
Ok I'll bite! I view my social aspects as liberal, but fiscally conservative; yeah go figure.Good discussion folks. I am curious though. Where are all of our liberal friends? Surely they are here? Why not put there two cents in?
I despise the welfare system as it stands currently. I used to live in an area (not by choice, feds said go or lose my job) which was very much plagued by welfare abuse. The apartment complex I lived was adjacent to Section 8 housing, you would hardly ever see cars leaving in the AM, but come 10PM cars would constantly be coming and going and lord don't get me started on the music at 1 AM...
The welfare system was created to be temporary, but like most things people dig their claws in and never let go. 1996 President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families was to switch some of the welfare programs out of federal power to the states, in which the states were to support the welfare recipients by helping them move into the workforce.
On the other hand, I'm all for unemployment insurance benefits. After all you do pay for it.
Wildman, don't paint all us liberals with such a broad brush all the time, most of us are not as bad as Rush says, likewise I know all conservatives are not as bad as Chris Matthews says.