Republicans Secretly Love Welfare, But Only When It Is For The Rich

Republicans Secretly Love Welfare, But Only When It Is For The Rich


For decades, one of the standard talking points
coming from the Republican party has been that anybody in the United States that isn’t
rich … They’re just lazy. The reason people are on welfare, or have
to get unemployment, is that they’re too lazy to get up and look for a job. The reason that these people stay on welfare
is because they love just sitting back, relaxing and just living off the federal government,
as if the payments that they’re getting each month are something that they should be proud
of, or something that could even sustain a person’s life. But, in all these attacks on welfare by Republicans
in the United States, it’s important to point out that they actually do love the welfare
system that we have in place. Now, I’m not talking about the welfare system
that helps families who can’t afford to feed their children, or who can’t afford to get
health insurance. I’m talking about the welfare system that
they just voted to expand with their tax bill. The welfare system that benefits the top 1%
in this country. Because that is exactly what it is. That’s what this Republican tax plan is. It’s welfare for the rich. All of the billions of dollars that we pay,
that the federal government gives to already profitable corporations each year, that’s
welfare. We give the oil industry anywhere between
$4 and $7 billion dollars every year in free government money. That’s welfare. They don’t need it. They’re already making billions of dollars
in profits every single year, but because they’re doing well, the federal government
decides to give them a little bonus. Republicans love corporate welfare. Republicans love welfare for the rich. But they refuse to ever open up the federal
government’s checkbook to try to help people who do not have the means to help themselves. A lot of the people in this country who cannot
find work, who are living off of welfare, or food stamps, or unemployment, it’s because
they’re physically incapable of getting a job. It’s because something has happened to them. Perhaps they have a mental disorder. Perhaps they have a physical disability that
prevents them from being able to leave their home. And Republicans still want to sit there and
convince us that all of them are just lazy moochers, rather than somebody whose life
has fallen apart through circumstances that they could not control, and we’re not supposed
to help them. We’re not supposed to lift them up. Instead, we have to take the people who can
already afford to buy one or two private jets, fly anywhere in the world that they want to,
we’re going to reward them by giving them even more money. We’re going to take these corporations who
are destroying the planet, and charging us exorbitant prices for their products, making
billions of dollars a year, we’re going to hand over a couple of more billion dollars
a year to them just because they’re doing a good job. That’s what’s happening in this country today. So, the next time you hear a Republican, whether
it’s a politician, or an idiotic Republican supporter, talking about lazy people on welfare,
repeat these lines to them. Let them know that there are real welfare
queens in this country. They just all happen to be members of the
top 1% of income earners in the United States.

59 thoughts on “Republicans Secretly Love Welfare, But Only When It Is For The Rich

  1. There's not a more untrue or inaccurate stereotype than the "lazy welfare recipient" one. The very notion that you could live off of welfare is a joke. Welfare transfer payments and subsidies are rationed. You simply cannot amass a great deal of wealth from it because the payments are so meager they barely cover your full needs. Moreover, you have to provide evidence you are working or looking for work to receive them. On top of them, once you find work and report your income, depending on your income, you'll lose your benefits almost immediately or have them greatly reduced.

    This lie that people get on welfare purposely because they don't want to work is exactly that. A LIE. You CANNOT live on welfare. Food stamps, housing subsidies, utility assistance, you name it. They are all garbage programs. Anyone telling you subsidy receivers are living off of the fat of the "real" meat of the economy, the taxpaying laborer, is either stupid or a liar.

    …..Or Republican. Let's face it, Republican is synonymous with "stupid" and "liar."

  2. Well fuck them then. Quite honestly, money can't buy happiness, so the rich feel the need to fill the void never truly feeling satisfaction. In doing so they feel the plight of the less fortunate, is miniscule to their own privileged lives.

  3. Who needs to be rich?  What do the Kochs need to be satiated?  When greed is your psychosis their is never enough money to satisfy you. Why does an idiot need 23 bedrooms for he and his old wife?

  4. I am so happy that I will live long enough to be able to piss on Trump's grave and the grave of every other republican politician who I hate, and I will follow through on that promise O_O

  5. yep…all those coal miners and factory workers who lost their jobs are just lazy SOB's. oh wait, no they aren't their jobs don't exist anymore. but trump was going to SAVE them…and instead, he and his family outsource all their products and rip away what little support they have left to feed themselves.

    politicians and the trump family are nothing but parasites…they have no CLUE what hard work is. they have no CLUE about the united states that not all cities, counties, or states have the same opportunities…and yet they consistently CUT everything to benefit the rich and themselves.

    so go buy those maga hats made outside the united states you dumbfucks. proudly proclaim as you wear it that you don't give a FUCK about the united states, it's citizens or their well being…that's all that hat means. that you're a traitor.

  6. The Republican party is a scam. Family values, Christian values? What values are those, stealing from the poor and giving to the rich? I am so tired of their arrogant, pious, self righteous ways. Vote out the Thugs!

  7. Well, given that the plutocrats actually don't work & only leech off surplus-values made by their working employees wage-slaves, those tax-breaks are also welfare checks for oppressing the working-class so well.

  8. PFFF, WELFARE, U MEAN AS IN HELPING PEOPLE WITH THEIRRR FFFFUCKING $ IN GIVING BACK WHAT THEY PUT INTO THE SYSTEM AS AN INVESTMENT OF THE CRAZY IDEA TOWARDS HELPING THEM SELVES, TO WORTHLESS POS CRONIES WHO R TOO INCOMPETENT AT DOING THEIR JOB AT BEING CAPITALISTS, WHO GET THROUGH BY BEING GIVEN $ INSTEAD OF GOING BANKRUPT OUT OF OUR FUCKING LIVES, OF STAGNATING THE ECONOMY FROM NOT CIRCULATING THE $, IN GOING BACK INTO A RECESSION, IN BEING PROPED UP TO KEEP WEALTH AND POWER FROM OTHERS EVER BEING A THREAT WHO THEY KNOW R BETTER THAN THEY R, OF HAVING THE WHOLE NATION SUFFER FOR IT AS A RESULT, AS SELF PROCLAIMED CAPITALISTS IN CREATING WEALTH, WHO R THEREFORE THE ONES WHO R TO GET OFF THEIR ASS & MAKE THAT HAPPEN WITH INNOVATION IN CREATING CAPITAL, INSTEAD OF BEING MADE TO BE GIVEN IT FROM CONSUMERS WHO R TO CHOOSE WHOS WORTHY OF IT BASED OFF OF THEIR BUSINESS & WHOS NOT, BY SPENDING IN CAPITALIST AREAS OF INNOVATION WHERE ITS SUPPOSED TO BE SPENT IN TOWARDS OF AREAS OF GENERATING WEALTH OF CIRCULATING CURRENCY OF DRIVING THE ECONOMY THAN STAGNATING IT, OF THEM WORKING FOR US AS THE JOB CREATORS WITH WORTHY INNOVATION OF CREATING WEALTH THROUGH THE CAPITALISM OF PROVIDING A GOOD SERVICE THATS REWARDED BY INVESTED INTO BY PURCHASING & NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND, OF BEING GIVEN IT.

  9. The party of oil addicts, the party of the two wars we're in, the party of zero bipartisanship, closed doors, too rich for insurance, a party built on fear and racists idiots who claimed Obama went on an apology tour while the present party is a complete hypocrite on China, and Iran, the country who helped defeat ISIS.
    Dumb doesnt even hint how insane these pathetic fools are.

  10. They like Corporate Welfare, they don't think Low income People like Me can be trusted with Money, well spend it on BooZe and Women.

  11. Get ready for more homeless, more crime (need to fill private prisons) No change in infrastructure, fewer Americans have access to College, more socio-economic divide. We are looking at Pre-Roosevelt America.

  12. Poor people would spend it on booze, women and movies.
    So better give it to the Rich.
    They will spend it on the same, only with class.

  13. They dont care about ANYTHING until it affects them or their families. Pathetic! So much for the “family value” party and I thought they were the “party for the people”. Sad!

  14. The truth though is that what you're not mentioning is a lot of Americans to do have jobs but the only jobs that they can obtain is working at McDonalds are at clothing stores are in restaurants but unfortunately these jobs do not pay the bills that's the real Crux of the situation and this is where the Republicans are heading into really Dangerous Waters because history has proven that if 80 to 90% of the American people are disenfranchised purposely by the extreme rich and living in the United States is basically going to be a death sentence to the Republican party and the ultra-rich. Do you think the rest of the world doesn't see the same thing we know it's coming if this Bill gets signed it will be the death sentence to the Republican Party. In more ways than one

  15. The Republiconns, any one of them or all of them, should come and spend a day on the job with me. We'll see who's lazy then.

  16. They won't tell you but most if not all of their supporters depend on social services. They just don't people of color to have access to the safety net. That's the truth. They really do think Trump is going to make that happen. Delusional.

  17. More and more, I can't help but think that the mega-rich and GOP think of us the same way a slave owner views his or her workers; as property. If we can't succeed, we're worthless. If we can't profit them, then we're to be disposed of. Just cogs in a giant engine of greed that are to be thrown out the instant we become inconvenient.

  18. You got this right and totally on point. The Republicans only want to support the weathy! Please Alabama do not vote for Paedo Roy Moore!

  19. It’s the same here in the UK.

    The Tories cut benefits to the bone. They tell people with cancer they are “fit for work.” That’s how bad it is.

    In fact there was a man with diabetes who had his benefits sanctioned I.e. stopped. He had no money to pay electricity bills so his medication which needed to remain refrigerated couldn’t be stored properly anymore and one day a family member found him dead in the living room of his house, surrounded by job applications on his coffee table.

    In order for disabled people to try and get their welfare, they ask them if they have ever wanted to kill themselves and if so, how would they do it. It’s fucking sick.

    In fact, the people the Tories are hiring to choose whether or not a disabled person gets welfare are forcing disabled people who are clearly unfit for work to work. Studies recently have shown that at least 90 disabled people a month are dying because of this.

    Fuck Republicans and fuck the Tories.

  20. I haven't considered that angle, but its completely true the wealthy top 1% get more welfare from the government than the rest of the country combined, and its hypocritical and shows just what kind of people they and the republicans are.

  21. Are you trying to tell me, sir, that the conservative complaint that welfare is for lazy layabouts, drug addicts, and alcohols that do nothing for this country and rather then earn money from good old-fashioned hard work, would instead like to just sit back and get paid for nothing is just another Conservative psychological projection? Because if so, I will not sit here and have the obvious truth annotated to me!

  22. How empty these “people” must feel. Empathy and compassion are necessary to feel love and they have none of that.

  23. Really Einstein? if the #DumboCraps did not sell our jobs to other countries and let illegal aliens take our jobs you might even be able to get a job and move out of mommies basement.

  24. I know no less than fifty people that is taking advantage of our government. No their not rich but they do sit on their butt and do nothing I'm disabled and can't get any more than 28 dollars in food stamps. Most of my friends get 200 dollars for nothing.

  25. $11 trillion in welfare tax breaks for the rich is the WELFARE STATE
    The RepugBullKLANs socialist nightmare. The RepugBullKLANs gave away $11 Trillion in tax breaks for the rich & corps over the last 20 years. None of the tax breaks created any jobs.
    $8 Trillion – Bush tax break. (20 million jobs promised, ha ha)
    $1 Trillion – Red states & Repug congress tax breaks to corps for moving 13.5 million jobs overseas
    $2 Trillion – trump tax breaks (340,000 jobs lost immediately – No pay increases)
    trump wants to give away another $2 trillion in welfare for the rich & corps in January 2019

  26. Making it sound like the only people collecting welfare need to be handicapped or something is just wrong. It's almost like a Republican was asked to come out and defend welfare for fun – how would that sound? A lot like this. It's much more complicated that that. Much more.

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