President Obama, today, gave a speech (See full text of speech here: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/obama-speeches/speech/336/) in which he claims “…we… have another responsibility: to offer emergency assistance to people who desperately need it, to Americans who've been laid off in this recession. We've got a responsibility to help them make ends meet and support their families…".
The question is do “WE” have such responsibilities? The answer is absolutely NOT!
“We the people” is a euphemism for "your taxes". We the people (your taxes) were never meant for helping someone else support their family; that’s THEIR job. My job is to support MY family, your job is to support your family! The governments “job” (in other words We the people’s taxes) is to provide for a secure atmosphere for commerce, trade and economic stability through sound fiscal policies, fair trade practices, between states and with other countries, and to provide a military capable of defending our interests, here and abroad so that we can support our families!
You may ask “but what of our “moral obligation to our fellow man?” my answer to that is “WE” (collectively) have no moral obligation to “OUR” fellow man; there is only “MY” (individual) obligation to “MY” neighbor!
You see, Mr. Obama’s premise is based on something called “collective salvation”
(http://www.capitalism.org/faq/collectivism.htm). He believes that there can be no “individual salvation” and therefore it is perfectly correct to force all of us (we the people) into his theology of collective salvation!
The Bible, I read, say’s to ME, feed the hungry. It does NOT demand that I give my money to Cesar and let him feed the hungry! You see, it’s not just about the hungry being fed, that can be done financially, which takes no real time commitment on my part, no, it’s ME caring enough to do the feeding, that is the work of actually getting out there and handing my brother a piece of bread! It’s about relationship one with another and relationships take time commitments. As Margaret Thatcher put it “the problem with socialism is that eventually, you run out of other people’s money!” True benevolence is most certainly not about forcing everyone to take care of everyone else through tax an spend social programs.
Ask yourself these questions:
1. How long should a person be able to collect a un-employment check?
Answer: until his benefits run out.
2. How long should his benefits last?
Answer: that depends on how long he has worked, and how much he has contributed to the pool of money (that the currently employed continue to contribute too) that makes up the unemployment benefits pool.
3. How much money is currently in that pool?
Answer: apparently ZERO or congress would not be voting to try and “extend” coverage.
4. Where do they draw the line? What about recent college graduates who’ve been unable to find their first job; do “WE” have an obligation to support them too? Of course NOT!
5. How long does Mr. Obama expect that WE should support the unemployed?
Answer: until his destructive policies have crippled our economy so that more of us are on un-employment than are not; at which point, obviously, the entire system comes crashing down under its own weight and the socialists who are supporting his agenda can step in to the ensuing power vacuum and rule as an oligarchy. It’s been done before; it’s what Hitler did to take power in Germany prior to WWII.