“So, I wanted to go on record talking about what I want for my grandchildren. I want Head Start for my grandchildren. I want WIC programs and early childhood education programs…I want jobs where they invent things like new energy sources, and yes, I want them to be contributing citizens and pay taxes and I want a safety net for them in case they’re disabled and when they become elderly and when they get cold in the cold winters of Wisconsin that they’ll have some energy assistance. I want my grandchildren to get the American Dream.”
At least give her credit for admitting the truth. The American Dream for the
Every single day, when Congresswoman Gwen Moore and others of her ilk get out of bed in the morning, they vow to work tirelessly to fulfill their dream of every child on WIC. Every child in Head Start. Every child dependent on the government. This is the best they can hope for in their Utopian Collective.
And then maybe, if the social welfare programs are really, really successful and her grandchildren are really lucky, they can someday aspire to become “contributing citizens and pay taxes.” The irony that being a taxpayer and being dependent on the government are fundamentally incompatible is lost on Ms. Moore. The absurdity of the American Dream and and WIC in the same paragraph would be laughable if the ideology wasn’t day-by-day, dollar-by-dollar destroying our county.
I hope the Honorable Congresswoman Moore’s grandchildren (and their parents) have higher ambitions and aspirations for their own lives than the low bar she has set for them. We must not let this ideology win.
Cross posted at Red State