Sal Bommarito writes on A Sense of Entitlement, and what happens when it replaces real need,
It is disturbing that avid supporters of the downtrodden in Congress believe altruistic government support programs are entitlements, something people have a right to receive. It is not true. To this point, our nation has been so successful that we have been able to support many who cannot work and some who do not want to work. Welfare will change in the coming months, and many lucrative, yet unproductive, programs for the poor may be slashed.
America can no longer be as altruistic as it has been historically. Bad habits and waste must be rooted out and eliminated for our government to provide a high level of support services to the needy.
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