April 11, 2012

Couch politician Chris Christie attacks the poor as "couch potatoes"

Washington Times - New Jersey governor Chris Christie addressed the Bush Institute Conference on Taxes and Economic Growth in New York, and had some tough words for the couch potatoes littering our “paternalistic entitlement society.”  ...

“I’ve never seen a less optimistic time in my lifetime in this country, and people wonder why,” Christie said.  “I think it’s really simple: It’s because government’s now telling them ‘stop dreaming, stop striving, we’ll take care of you.’ We’re turning into a paternalistic entitlement society.”

Christie warned this would bankrupt us both financially and morally, “because when the American people no longer believe that this is a place where only their willingness to work hard, and to act with honor and integrity and ingenuity determines their success in life, then we’ll have a bunch of people sitting on a couch waiting for their next government check.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is nothing new under the sun...

"Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, and who write unrighteous decrees;
To turn aside the needy from justice and to take away the rights from the poor of my people, that they may plunder the widows and that they may rob the fatherless."--Isaiah 10:1-2