Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Best Way to Help the Poor

I remember watching the Laverne and Shirley show in the late 70s and there was an episode that I only saw once, that would never have been made today. In it there was a German imigrant that had lost everything he had to con-artists and Laverne and Shirley decided to help him out. Shirley tried to give him money, which his pride would not allow him to take, while Laverne went out and helped him find a job, which was he really needed. That is the difference between the liberal welfare and the conservative way of helping the poor. It is also summed up by the old proverb: Give me a fish and I will eat today; teach me to fish and I will eat for a lifetime.

The Michigan Senate seems to understand that as they voted to allow more small businesses to have tax relief, allowing them to create badly needed jobs and strengthen the jobs that exist. The leftists, however, are complaining that the money should be going to help poor people pay their heating bills.


The best way to help the poor is to create jobs so that they won't be poor anymore!!

Really!!! It's a no-brainer!!!

There are those who understand.

"It's critical that we make an effort to reduce the cost upon those companies in this state that are going to provide jobs for the future," said Senate Majority Leader Ken Sikkema, R-Wyoming.

Of course the other side has its points to make, such as they are.

"Is this really the segment of Michigan's population that we need to help right now?" Sen. Liz Brater, D-Ann Arbor, said of the business tax cut. "At a time of ongoing budget cuts, we cannot afford more tax cuts."

If businesses go down, there will be no more revenues!! Period!

Even in darkest times of the dark ages, our ancestors understood a simple principle. No matter how hungry you get, you don't eat the seed corn or you will starve later. The same principle applies to business taxes today. The cash flow of the businesses that provide jobs and income in Michigan (and elsewhere) are the seed corn. If it is lost - There is no tomorrow.

I guess intelligence is too much to ask of a liberal.


Blogger armed_and_christian said...

I thought it was, "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will sit in a boad, drink beer, and BS all day."

11:19 PM  
Blogger armed_and_christian said...

boat. It's BOAT

11:19 PM  
Blogger NEO, SOC said...

Shoprat: Great post! The problem is that socialism breeds dependence and people taking handouts nowadays do not want to disrupt that flow. So, while you bring up great points; we have to understand that the liberals are only feeding off of the environment they created. You remember the 'revolution' in the late 60s and early 70s? It wasn't the American youth declaring war on the culture; it was the government folding and insulating the welfare mentality.

Jay: It goes "Give a man fried chicken and he'll eat for a day. Teach the man how to fry that chicken and he'll have a harem of slothfulites following him everyday!"

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the "dole" was created it was meant to help get people back on thier feet..even then it was known that it would become a way of life. many people on "dole" now are 3rd and sometimes 4th generation welfare..try and take that away and watch them get off their couches.....

9:30 PM  

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