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Response to trotsky (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 12:30 PM

8. Conservatives like to ignore why government started doing social welfare

One of the things I most dislike about conservatives is their ignorance of the real world. The reason that government got into the social welfare business is quite simple. Private charity, which does yeoman service for the most part, was simply unable to help everyone who needs help. I am sure that Jesus would approve of government money being used to help the poor. Certainly, he would think this is a better use of tax money than buying B-2 bombers at a billion dollars a crack.

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