PUBLIC SQUARE 01/25/10

The following comment was made in reference to a program that feeds poor children:

“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed,” Bauer said, according to the Greenville News. “You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”

At a town hall meeting Thursday in northwestern South Carolina, Bauer noted his grandmother “told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed.”

The Republican lt. governor did not specify if he included Social Security, Medicare, veterans benefits, car company and Wall Street bailouts in the category of government assistance that he disdains.

“The problem is, there are so many folks now who don’t have to do a thing. In government, we continue to reward bad behavior. Anytime we give somebody money, we’re rewarding them. We’re telling them to keep doing what they’re doing. Government’s got to change,” he said. “Babies having babies, somebody’s got to talk about. … Education can not really be improved until we address the real problem.”

To fix that, he said, “If you receive goods or services from the government, you owe something back.”

 

The real reason I bring this up, a Political commentator this morning made the statement that they have yet to figure out whether this will be good for his campaign or bad for it?

REALLY? You have to take the time to figure out if such a statement and comparison is good or bad for the campaign?

Maybe then there is no debate left to be had, this is one screwed up world!

TOSMARTTOBEGOP

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9 responses to “PUBLIC SQUARE 01/25/10

  1. David B

    Oh those terrible breeding lower animals!

  2. tosmarttobegop

    Even my wife who is as interested in Politics as I am about knitting.

    When I told her about it said, Oh man that guy future is over!

  3. tosmarttobegop

    Channel 22 is carrying Roeder’s trial live.

    I watched at least part of it, now the court give more leeway to the defense over the Prosecution.
    The States job is to show beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime was committed and the defendant was the one who committed the crime.

    While it is the defenses job to give a reasonable doubt, so they are allowed more freedom with evidence then the Prosecution.

    But I will admit that some of what the Judge allow seemed to not be prudent.
    A lot of hear-say and innuendo more the trying of Dr. Tiller then Roeder.

    The church’s stance on the abortion issue is not material nor is the stance of the church member testifying.

    • wicked

      What suprised me is that the prosecution asked one witness about how that specific church handled the abortion issue.

      I thought the”a” word wasn’t supposed to be mentioned. Or was that only the defense couldn’t use it? Or was it only during jury selection?

  4. wicked

    Put Bauer in an inner city with no job, no food. Let’s see if he then agrees with his grandmother.

    Different times, different folks.

  5. lillacluvr

    ‘To fix that, he said, “If you receive goods or services from the government, you owe something back.”

    So, from this statement I assume he also means corporations that receive tax cuts and/or subsidies need to start giving back to the taxpayers?

    Like – oh, I don’t know – NOT outsourcing American jobs?

    He sounds like a typical Republican – it is perfectly okay for their buddies to raid the US Treasury but don’t let one of those evil liberals near the money.

  6. Monkeyhawk

    Jon Stewart did a good piece on the sorry state of South Carolina politicians.

    “You don’t feed stray animals…they breed.”

    Sometimes CONs aren’t just stranger than you imagine, they’re stranger than you can imagine.

  7. lillacluvr

    But the sad part about this is the fact that this man is loved by his base – the Evangelical Christians.

    I wonder if they never read the part in the Bible about the responsibility of being our brother’s keeper?

    While I agree that we have people who abuse the welfare system and have no motivation to get off the public dole, but how are they going to get off when there are no jobs or education to help them get out of that hole?

    While the corporations and wealthy are all laughing to their foreign banks with their bailouts and subsidies, too many Americans are falling into the hole of welfare.

    And the most ironic part is – when asked what a person was supposed to do if they have no health insurance and they have a big bill to pay – it was reported that Tiarht replied – go on Medicaid.

    And this is leadership?

  8. “The problem is, there are so many folks now who don’t have to do a thing. In government, we continue to reward bad behavior. Anytime we give somebody money, we’re rewarding them. We’re telling them to keep doing what they’re doing. Government’s got to change,”

    He’s right about that, actually. He’s just WRONG about who gets the most money from government. It’s not kids eating free lunches and breakfasts at schools. It’s corporations getting tax breaks and government grants and sweetheart contracts. We DO continue to reward bad behavior–can you say Halliburton, lt. governor? How about Blackwater? Sure. I knew you could.

    He’s got the answer to all our problems. We should definitely start making kids WORK for their food. No free rides! Imagine how much better our country would be if we just made kids WORK for their food. While we are at it, why not make the sick WORK for their healthcare?