LETTER OF THE DAY!
“This country’s economy cannot recover as long as people are allowed to use our social safety net as if it were a hammock.”
North Babylon, NY
WELFARE STATE STATS
The federal government has spent $1 trillion in the past two years on programs to help poor Americans. Are entitlements strangling our economy?
“At some point, even the dumbest mule in the world gets too tired to chase the carrot while pulling the wagon full of dead weight. At that point, the mule just gets in the wagon.”
“Entitlements are out of control. There is a need to help the poor, but the current system has no incentives to be frugal or spend responsibly. Where is the justice in that?”
Mountain View, WY
“Entitlements should be treated like an addiction. It should be weaned in order to motivate individuals to start working again.”
“Those who argue for spreading the wealth don’t understand the principles that make America great: self-reliance, hard work, and taking risks.”
“Your statistics on entitlements were shocking, which will likely subject you to some mocking. Thank heavens you’re dedicated to exposing the truth.”
“What part of the Constitution gives the federal government the power to take general revenue and give it to individual citizens other than for work or services? Federal action for the common good should benefit all citizens equally.”
Palm Harbor, FL
“I have said to anyone who will listen that entitlements are necessary. However, welfare should only be a supplement to wages earned. We work in this country!”
“Most people have applied for entitlements largely because they have been wiped out by the greed on Wall Street. They have no job, no house, and no retirement. What do you expect them to do?”
“There will always be fewer haves than have-nots. However, we all get one vote!”
Dr. Jonathan Cayle
RISKY CAREER MOVE?
Actress Ashley Judd appears in a comedy video ridiculing Rick Santorum for his anti-abortion stance. Will it hurt her career?
“My husband and I took ‘Missing’ off our DVR. Ms. Judd is free to mock people like us who support Santorum. We are free to choose not to support her show.”
San Jose, CA
“It’s disappointing how pro-abortion Ms. Judd is. Doesn’t she realize that her own mother chose life for her and her sister Wynonna even though it wasn’t convenient?”
“Ashley Judd, a native Kentuckian, has totally lost any fan base in coal mining country with her previous negative comments about the coal mining industry and now with this Rick Santorum stuff. We just want our native daughter to go away.”
“Ashley Judd wasn’t at the level of Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon or Jane Fonda, but she is now. I won’t see any more of her work.”
“Most people won’t care that she made fun of Rick Santorum. What will hurt her career is that she made abortion into a joke. To people who are pro-life, abortion is murder and not a laughing matter.”
“I will never pay good money to see Ashley Judd, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, or any other outspoken liberal actor.”
“You’re wrong when you say the liberal comments Ashley Judd made about abortion will hurt her acting career. Hollywood loves left-wing bombast and rewards it with employment.”
“I like Ashley Judd’s acting but hate her opinions. This video is abominable and I will never watch her again.”
“Pro- or anti-abortion doesn’t matter; celebrities who decide to publicly take positions just because they have a platform lose my respect. I will never support Ashley Judd again.”
“Ms. Judd should be careful not to alienate any of her ‘Missing’ viewers. Her show is marginal, and her political views directly influence people’s decisions to continue watching her program.”
SLEEPING IN THE DARK?
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is taking some heat for being caught on camera taking a little snooze at a Bruce Springsteen show.
“So what if Christie took a catnap during a concert? He was probably better utilizing his time while Bruce spouted his liberal politics.”
“Gov. Christie thought he was going to see the ZZZZZZ Street Band perhaps.”
“Bruce Springsteen is a stage show. You don’t tip your head back, close your eyes and listen to his music. But in the end, it doesn’t matter. Let him sleep. He works hard.”
“My husband says I’m like Chris Christie when we watch your show. But believe me, I’m just resting my eyes while taking in every word.”
“I fall asleep at nearly every Broadway show I attend. It’s totally plausible that Gov. Christie is just tired of the liberal entertainment innuendo. Perhaps he was bored in the USA?”
Hollywood Hills, CA
“One still photo does not a sleeping governor make! But he did appear to be a bit bored by Bruce Springsteen.”
West Valley City, UT
“My late wife always poked me in the ribs when I fell asleep in church. How did she know I hadn’t just closed my eyes to pray? I’m with Chris Christie!”