I came across this picture and I love it.
The only way for those people on the right to advance in life is through their own effort, and conservative economic policies create the optimal environment for that to happen. Liberals must not care about people considering they prefer a restricted economy and an excessive tax burden.
You hear that, folks? Starving homeless kids just need to let themselves be exploited in sweatshops!
Bootstraps and such!
EMPATHY?! EMPATHY?! THATS FOR FOETUSES -Ash
Bootstraps over dependency, economics over brainless liberal good intentions. If you care about the whole of society, voting republican is necessary.
Empty rhetoric, disregard for human life.
But vote republic, right folks?
I wish all of them were as transparent as this clown.
What sort of regard for human life ought I have? What more have you done to alleviate poverty? There will always exist a certain amount of poverty and suffering. The question is what is good for all of society. And the answer to that question is conservatism.
“There will always exist a certain amount of poverty and suffering.”
Therein lies your problem. You think any amount of suffering, even the massive problems of poverty, is justifiable for the good of society. We don’t. We don’t think a society is good if millions of people are starving or living on the streets. A society is not a successful one if hundreds of thousands of people are dying every day from poverty-related ills. You may think those deaths are inconsequential, but we don’t.
Poverty is an inherent part of human society. You can’t get rid of it. There are about 600,000 homeless people in the US at any given time. Out of 300 million people, that’s virtually nothing. If you want poverty to decline, support conservative pro-growth economic policies.
Conservatives like you think 600,00 homeless people (that you know of - the count is most likely higher, since it can be difficult to count people with no home address) are virtually nothing, and we’re supposed to trust you? No. Poverty is a part of our current society, but it doesn’t always have to be. And I’d much rather be a ~bleeding heart liberal~ than someone who can look at 600,000 homeless people and say they don’t matter.
You shouldn’t operate by emotion. You should think rationally. What’s best for the majority is what is reasonable and practical. Policy making inherently involves trade-offs. Clearly providing enough funds to end poverty altogether would require enough taxation to end economic prosperity altogether, which in turn creates more poverty. Being a bleeding heart liberal seems to mean in this context that public policies should be evaluated by their ability to do the impossible. That isn’t rational analysis. And it leads to the advocacy of policies that are costly, anti-growth, and anti-prosperity, which yields even greater suffering and poverty. I don’t know how anybody could live in reality and think like that.
Hang on, I’m still laughing, sorry to jump in here but wow.
Policies that are the best for the majority… well, 16% of the country is living in poverty. And 20% of children are living in poverty. That’s a huge ass chunk of people.
You know what is good for the majority number of people? Education, health care and food. (And don’t spout that conservative nonsense about free health care being impossible to maintain, because New Zealand, United Kingdom, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Canada, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland ALL have free, universal healthcare and some have since the 60’s and they are doing just fine).
You know what helps a majority of Americans? Not leaving other Americans to suffer and starve. It doesn’t hurt the economy to feed children. It doesn’t hurt the economy to take care of your own fucking citizens. You keep them well fed, educated and healthy and they’ll be more productive and happier. This isn’t even shocking news, it’s been fact for centuries.
Jesus, how does anyone live to be as soulless as you?
Hell, the SAD and pathetic thing is that considering the large amount of homeless, there’s also a hell of a lot of homes with no one living in them. Gee, I wonder how you could fix the issue of homelessness in an area with a lot of empty homes. Especially when some people already figured out that you can make rather safe homes out of water bottles and cement. But hey, socialism is evil and capitalism is good, right? Oh, and don’t fucking kid yourself the-evil-conservative, Conservatives have been working to block nearly every effort to create jobs which mind you would help our economy, help alleviate poverty, etc. Hell, let’s not forget how some Catholic charities decided to shut down because DC passed a civil union law allowing same-sex couples to get civil unions and be able to adopt. Instead of being charitable and good people, the Catholic charities, specifically the adoption charities decided to complain that they’re being “forced” to shut down due to the civil union law.
Oh, and what about conservatives passing Amendment One in North Carolina? In case you didn’t know, that caused same-sex marriage to be even more illegal than it already was there, AND made it so unmarried victims of domestic abuse can not legally be protected. How’s that for conservative wisdom and helping the greater good? Not to mention all of the laws passed to shut down abortion clinics…. which often provide free condoms, birth control and help people get affordable HIV and STD testing AS WELL as help expecting mothers get through their pregnancies. Mind you, a lot of those services helps those who are in poverty or from going into poverty. So evil of them!
Also, raising the minimum wage is another area in which Conservatives work against what the country needs. After all, there’s multiple ways in which raising the minimum wage will help our economy. Seriously, the employees would be taken out of the poverty level meaning less money would have to go to welfare (which is basically what companies like Walmart bank on anyways), meaning they’ll have more money to spend, which in turn means that there’s more spending and money is being circulated MORE. Trickle down economics however don’t remotely have this same benefit. Especially since the only people who benefit are the CEOs who then hoard that money.
I can’t name a SINGLE conservative policy that has actually HELPED our economy in the past couple of years. In fact, not even the Bush Tax Cuts helped us, it actually hurt us.