Republicans in general -- at least those who post on this thread -- are the REAL "welfare queens"! They enjoy government-provided services such as police, fire, education, good roads, and the occasional unnecessary war with third-world countries.Good news everyone, after more than thirty years of searching by the news media, Ronald Reagans infamous Welfare Queen has finally been found.
She has eighty names, thirty addresses, Reagan warned during his 1976 run for President about a nameless, Cadillac-driving woman whos conning the social safety net. He added:Shes got Medicaid, getting food stamps, and she is collecting welfare under each of her names. In total, Reagan said,Her tax-free cash income is over $150,000.
Of course, they are unwilling to actually PAY for these government services, so they throw the revenue burden to middle-income people, or simply "buy governmental services" on "credit," hoping the US will never have to pay the interest.
Thus, since such conservatives like the "BIG-DOLLAR" items, the budget deficit becomes unsustainable because of the interest on the massive debts, like those incurred by Reagan, Bush41, and Bush43.
Another favorite ploy by politicians like Romney is to say that the federal government should stay out of, for example, "education," and that "education" should be left to the states. Cute!
The overall effect is that the federal government has fewer "expenses," but those expenses have to be taken over by individual states. Thus, the "average Joe" taxpayer pays less federal taxes, but MORE state taxes. If he is lucky, he breaks even.
Since some states are actually less efficient than the feds, the "average Joe" in those states winds up paying even MORE overall taxes by this "states rights" ploy. Reagan used it extensively, and said that he was "reducing federal expenditures." Conveniently, he failed to mention "increasing state expenditures."
Remember: these Republicans, especially of the "Neo-CON" kind, are sly devils! Beware!