Monday, April 16, 2012

Welfare State

For those who condemn the American welfare state and the deadbeats who leech off the system.

Have you, your children, your parents or grandparents ever enjoyed the benefits of social security, Medicare, pensions, etc. Then thank the welfare state.

Have you ever benefited from being protected by insurance? Then thank the welfare state.

Have you ever traveled public highways, used public utilities, enjoyed commercial media such as TV and radio? Thank the welfare state.

Have you, your children, your parents or your grandparents attended public schools? Thank the welfare state.

Have you ever enjoyed national or state parks, forests, beaches? Thank the welfare state.

Is your air, water and soil cleaner than it once was? Thank the welfare state.

Are you secure in knowing that, if necessary, the military will defend your freedoms? Thank the welfare state.

Do you feel comforted knowing that if you lose everything, there is a church, charity, or non-profit you might turn to for assistance? Thank the welfare state.