Joe Miller: Welfare King


Joe Miller, the Tea Party extremist who ran unsuccessfully for the Senate from Alaska and is now doing it again, told the Tea Party Express in an interview that welfare programs are a “scam” that do nothing but create dependency and destroy economic opportunities:

The real inequality that’s occurred here is what Obama’s done to the economy and what that has done to job opportunity compared to what could happen if the correct approach were taken, and that is getting government out of the way. And, again, that’s kind of an oversimplification, but what we mean by that is cutting taxes, cutting regulation, creating opportunity, allowing American ingenuity, allowing that productivity that I referred to before to be fully rewarded without the government slowing it down.

And that is the answer, it’s not to shift wealth or create additional government dependancy. I mean, that’s really what the left and some on the right like — not on the right, but some, shall we call them RINOs, like. They like creating programs that increase government control, governmental dependency. And that’s all that these scams that they call income redistribution do, is that they just create more of a hook the government puts into people that does not allow them to be fully released to pursue those opportunities and abilities that God has given them to actually create income for their families.

The problem with this is that Miller himself was a recipient of farm subsidies in the 1990s. And that he and his family were on Medicaid and a similar Alaska state program. Gee Joe, you mean people get on assistance for a while and then move on to get jobs and support themselves like you did? So much for your argument. And you’re still a hypocrite.

Comments

  1. kevinalexander says

    But Ed,Farm subsidies and Medicaid are rights which are totally different from entitlements
    One is about ME and the other is government waste.

  2. kevinalexander says

    I had a supervisor at work explain the difference between salaries and wages. If the company were to double my wage then the cost of labour would double for the same amount of work. On the other hand, if he were to get his salary doubled then that would double the value of his contribution.
    When he didn’t laugh with me at his own joke I realized he wasn’t joking.
    Money truly is the most powerful hallucinogen ever invented.

  3. rabbitscribe says

    Can’t you read?

    …what that has done to job opportunity compared to what could happen if the correct approach were taken…

    It’s the Medicaid and subsidies that reduced him to the status of perennial also-ran and fringe crank. If the government had simply allowed him to sell his crops at a net loss and then go deaf from an ear infection the Harlem Free Clinic could sort out in five minutes, Joe Miller would be President today.

  4. John Pieret says

    I think it goes MY job-creating government programs for worthy citizens; YOUR incentive-destroying handouts; THEIR lazy sponging off off of Real Americans.

  5. latecomer says

    It’s only mooching when those lazy, undeserving liberals do it. Particularly if they’re minorities.

  6. tubi says

    Joe Miller’s plan for America:

    …cutting taxes, cutting regulation, creating opportunity, allowing American ingenuity, allowing that productivity that I referred to before to be fully rewarded without the government slowing it down.

    OK, Joe, but how do you plan to do all these things? The first to are relatively easy, but of course, what taxes do you cut and what regulations do you eliminate? But how, exactly, do you propose to “creat[e] opportunity”? Or allow ingenuity. Or reward productivity? Those are just bullshit phrases that don’t mean anything unless you explain the mechanisms behind them. I’m pretty sure Obama thinks it’s important to create opportunity and allow American ingenuity. He just goes about it differently. Sell me on your plan.

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