Paul Ryan: America’s Moral Tipping Point

The producers, the makers, and the people, regardless of what they’re making today, who have ambition, work ethic and still want to get their piece of the American dream…….. Those are the people Paul Ryan is trying to reach out to as opposed to the freeloaders, the takers, and the people who want Barack Obama to buy things for them with other people’s money.

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told a conservative audience last year he believes 30 percent of Americans want a welfare state, according to a report Tuesday.

….”Seventy percent of Americans want the American dream. They believe in the American idea. Only 30 percent want their welfare state,” Ryan said. “Before too long, we could become a society where the net majority of Americans are takers, not makers.

…”Today, 70 percent of Americans get more benefits from the federal government in dollar value than they pay back in taxes,” Ryan said. “So you could argue that we’re already past that [moral] tipping point.

“The good news is survey after survey, poll after poll, still shows that we are a center-right, 70-30 country. Seventy percent of Americans want the American dream. They believe in the American idea. Only 30 percent want their welfare state. What that tells us is at least half of those people who are currently in that category are there not of their wish or their will.”

What liberals seem incapable of understanding is that somebody has to pay for all the free goodies Democrats want to hand out like candy. All of that money has to come from people who earned it and contrary to liberal belief, the key question we should be asking isn’t, “Are the people who are already bearing most of the tax burden paying ‘their fair share’ or should they pay even more?” — it’s “Is the government using its fair share of their money wisely and efficiently?”

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