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Do you feel the government should provide its citizens with everything they need to survive?

This is a quote from another user and frankly it's pretty scary in my opinion. " The government doesn't pay taxes, it collects taxes to serve the common interests of the people of the United States. What are the common interests? Food, shelter, heat, electricity, water, education, police and firefighting to keep the community safe. A thriving economy where all people can afford a living and be safe is a common interest of the people. What does Obama always talk about? The people." ...Is this the thinking that got Obama elected? Maybe transportation, jobs, and health care should be rights too... It seems a few answerers have not read the details of the question. ( I know it's complicated) It was NOT I who said the quote. I came across it and couldn't believe my eyes. What is the deal with people thinking the government is there to help them???

Asked By: tim d - 2/4/2009
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Government creates nothing, government only takes from the people. In order for the government to provide for all of it's citizens needs then government must own everything. This has been tried. It is called communism. The answer is no. Government should provide a specific role in the lives of it's citizens. Chief... More
Answered By: Bryan - 2/4/2009
Additional Answers (10)
No I do not... But that is just my personnel opinion.
Answered By: Dina W - 2/4/2009
 
Obviously you have no understanding of governments... More
Answered By: Thomas R - 2/4/2009
 
Depends. If a person has worked and fallen on hard times, yes. If they are like 99% of the ghetto innercity leeches, no. In fact they need to be rounding them up and putting the leeches to sleep.
Answered By: Legio XIII - 2/4/2009
 
The lazy want to be taken care of from cradle to grave. Unfortunately, the hard worker had to support those poor slobs.
Answered By: Bobbi - 2/4/2009
 
Yes this is the thinking that put Obama in office. The gimme population is helping us get one step closer to socialism.
Answered By: elkdevel - 2/4/2009
 
Please read the US Constitution. It guarantees ,"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness not a cradle to grave nanny system
Answered By: Metroguy - 2/4/2009
 
It's the old Communist dream. Sounds wonderful...does NOT work in real life.. Why? Because "The People" are not carbon copies of each other.
Answered By: amazin'g - 2/4/2009
 
YES , I feel the government should provide its citizens with everything they need to survive , WHEN HIS/HER SURVIVAL IS AT STAKE. AND only this would be a 100% welfare State.
Answered By: from The Book - 2/4/2009
 
no
Answered By: Boo B - 2/4/2009
 
No, the government shouldn't provide citizens with everything you mentioned... More
Answered By: sister_godzilla - 2/4/2009
 
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