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Obama Administration Wants Even More People on Govt. Aid

By Bobby Eberle

The Obama administration has learned a shocking fact. According to a recent poll, when faced with difficult times, most people do NOT turn to the government for help. This revelation has caused the administration to create a new web site called "Government Made Easy" in order that more people can get aid from the government rather than other sources such as savings or family members.

It's a disturbing development, but it's one which shows the true nature of Barack Obama. Rather than government being limited and a short term means of assistance, Obama wants people hooked on government.

As The Weekly Standard pointed out earlier this month, the number of people on welfare is staggering, but rather than work to cut down the number of people on welfare, Obama and his team are actually making it easier to stay on the program.

Obama's Agriculture Department also put together a campaign to ENCOURAGE people to get on food stamps. Here's the report from earlier this summer:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been running radio ads for the past four months encouraging those eligible to enroll. The campaign is targeted at the elderly, working poor, the unemployed and Hispanics.

The department is spending between $2.5 million and $3 million on paid spots, and free public service announcements are also airing. The campaign can be heard in California, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and the New York metro area.

"Research has shown that many people -- particularly underserved seniors, working poor, and legal immigrants -- do not understand the requirements of the program," said Kevin Concannon, a USDA under secretary.

As was pointed out in that report, "Millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent on a program that the targeted audience is currently doing without. They are getting by without becoming part of the governmental machine that loves to lure people in and keep them in need forever."

And now here's the kicker.... Joel Gehrke reports in The Washington Examiner, that because so many people do NOT turn to government first in times of need, that something must be wrong. Gehrke notes a poll that shows where people turn in tough times:

Savings 44%
Family 21%
Credit cards/loans 20%
Government assistance 15%

So, what does that mean? According to Obama's USA.gov web site, it means that more people need to turn to government first:

"Given that only 15 percent of you turn to government assistance in tough times, we want to make sure you know about benefits that could help you," USA.gov announced today. The "government made easy' website has created a "help for difficult financial times" page for people to learn more about the programs.

This is exactly why this country is so messed up. In the past, before the liberal, big government invasion of the 20th century, most assistance was provided by private and religious charities and local governments. As soon as the federal government got involved, it was all downhill from there.

We have debt that we can't pay. We have budgets that are in the red. And we continue to borrow, borrow, borrow. Yet, Obama wants more people on government assistance. Go figure!

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  1. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    August 28, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Three dimensional people of the spirit understand that source from whom all their REAL blessings flow and the source of the blessings of their rights and freedoms, which has never been the government. People in touch with their spirits who listen to their consciences understand in their hearts that seeking and knowing the truth that sets men free, is nothing to be feared, nor is trusting in one’s own God given rights and talents to make your way in the world and reach the full human potential that you were designed by your creator to be, not a thing to run and hide from.

    Living within your own natural abilities to live a non-dependent life in individual freedom is the last thing Liberal Progressive socialist beehive collectives are interested. To those who seek control, the dignity of the human soul must be crushed in collective dependency before it can be controlled and manipulated for the betterment of the collective and the diminution of the value of the individual who is always sacrificed for the weakest, lowest common denominator bleeding heart class of the collective. The spiritual nature of men must be crushed before moral conquest of the collective can be accomplished.

    Freedom involves choice and choice involves responsibility, and the very thing Liberal Progressives seek to avoid is responsibility. Socialism tells the people not to worry about responsibility for that is what WE socialists do for you. You give US your freedom; surrender your choice so that from this point on there is no personal conscience but collective State conscience, no voice but party voice, no Christian or religious morality, but only collective totalitarian morality. If you feel miserable, anxious, fearful or chaotic we THE STATE will organize all this personal chaos of yours into a collectivity, for our Socialism is nothing more than the force of an organization of the chaos of your individual lives which you fear to take personal responsibility for. We will call this new organizational mass, this collective of souls, our new God. This is why they must persecute and tear down your personal individualism, and the concept of a personal God, because if you say you have a soul, then there is a part of you that does not belong to the state, our new all powerful God. It means there is a part of you that the State cannot touch which the state now fears. It is your individualism and personal success that diminishes the power of their God so it must be torn down at all costs and leveled to the lowest common denominator of their failed collective. This is why secular militant atheism must always be part of the new program of Socialist Liberal Progressive conquest of human souls.

    By no means despair America, for when men go to the outer most ends of extremes in times like these, they either discover there is an acceptance of God, or defiance of God. In the struggling depths of his soul man either confronts God or he affronts God. It’s either one or the other. This in essence is what discriminates the Christian from the Secular, the Conservative from a Liberal, the Republican from the Democrat in today’s contemporary political debate. It differentiates between who has the courage to engage in the battle of life, and who will sit on the sidelines in hiding and forfeit the battle by default to others. What these manipulators of men fail to realize that the hand of providence never sits on the sidelines and always raises warriors for truth in times of deception and when those truths organize and create collectives of the strong the socialists and the weakness of their ideology always falls before the mighty men of freedom. Enter, Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, and our half African President who has turned our great ship of state designed to ride the ocean waves in freedom into an African Queen parasitic leech covered tug boat bogged down in the Socialist swamp of his demented socialist dreams from his Kenyan father.

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    • wildfireComment by wildfire
      August 28, 2012 @ 9:58 am

      You really need to edit, i.e.-your comment should not be longer than the post.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 28, 2012 @ 10:40 am

      I leave the 2 minute sound bites to Obama, but sometimes less is more.

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    • mrwilsonComment by mrwilson
      August 28, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

      Comment by inluminatuo, Thank you for your comment. I read it two times. I appreciate your style and the meaning of your words. Some may say too much verbiage; I disagree. There are many today whose command of the English language is geared to their “texting” ability; short and sweet. Hemingway, and his style is highly over-rated,(besides he ripped it from Louis F. Celine).
      Last month, when I dropped off my latest to my editor of thiry years, he thought himself a great wit. He buzzed his secretary and requested a great gross of red pencils the moment I walked into his office.
      We were just talking around here. Wondering what the percentage of Americans was who refuse to accept/take any form of welfare from the government. Refuse out of self respect, understand how restricting it is, and other personal reasons. The conclusion was at least a year long, door to door survey across America. Sadly, there will be time to do it.

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    • calradoComment by calrado
      August 28, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

      Well stated, inluminatuo! You bring up the influence of our Creator that Bobby Eberle either avoided or is oblivious to. Obummer seems to want as many on board the Titanic before he takes it over the fiscal cliff! God help us all!

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  2. prairelivingComment by praireliving
    August 28, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    And this is what is wrong with our country right now! Of course, if your goal is to control and know everyone’s business then having them dependent on the government is a very good first step.

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  3. David PeacockComment by David Peacock
    August 28, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    GO SEE 2016 THE MOVIE;; AT A theater near you;; this is a very sick human;; obama needs professional help. he is certifiably deranged.

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    • VoiceOfReasonComment by VoiceOfReason
      August 28, 2012 @ 11:33 am

      Also read the book, “The Amateur”. It makes the case that Zerobama is unfit to be President of the United States of America. It is a very good read.

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  4. wedeyComment by wedey
    August 28, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    I can’t see why most honest hard-working americans can’t see what he is doing. And the call the GOP extremists. He is working for a socialist country and in some ways in a marxist country where he can be the dictator. I kept hearing how smart he was, but you sure can’t prove it by me.

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    • billwvComment by billwv
      August 28, 2012 @ 11:11 am

      I honestly believe some inanimate objects are smarter.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      August 28, 2012 @ 11:32 am

      He may be smarter than you credit him with. Look at the number of people he has duped. Even after 4 years of unbelievable decisions, there are still almost half of the people in this country who support and defend him. He is well versed in the radical tactics of divide and conquer.

      At this point in the campaign, his poll numbers should be much lower than they are, but his vicious attacks on his opponent have been accepted by those who still believe Obama.

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      August 28, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

      >> I kept hearing how smart he was, but you sure can’t prove it by me. <<

      Right you are. If he were really smart, by now he'd have gotten government health care passed, taken over two-thirds of America's Big Three auto companies (and beaten legitimate stockholders out of their rightful earnings, giving same to the unions in exchange for huge campaign contributions), have the government in control of much of the banking and insurance industries, made us more dependent on foreign oil … And half the population would want him to have four more years to complete the country’s move to socialism. You call him stupid, I call him successful beyond my worst fears.

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    • JDZComment by JDZ
      August 28, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

      Good point…and why this election is still a toss up in the eyes of many. Remember, Obama has never lost an election and has thousands of union ground troops at his beckoned call to help him get re-elected. Based on the failure of the Obama administration to effectively deal with the recession, over borrowing and spending, etc. you would think the polls would be overwhelmingly favoring Romney, but they are pretty much dead even. The Obama campaign continues to solidify their constituent voting blocks with the focus on Hispanics, Black Americans, those on the public dole, which are still supporting Obama because….BECAUSE..of his socialist agenda which they embrace for self serving reasons.

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    • stopspendingComment by stopspending
      August 28, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

      While I don’tthink Obama is particularly bright, I think his campaign is genius. He knows his audience. He is not going to get white, middle class men to vote for him so he is going for those that do not pay attention to the truth. There is stats that say a small percentage voted for McCain but are now voting Obama. That would probably be those that were not on the gov dole before but now depend on the Obama administratiion to take care of them. Obama (and probably those dishing out the $$$) have scared those people into thinking they can not support themselves and the Reps will not support them in the style they deserve. Obama is also appealing to the readers of Glamor, followers of Entertainment Tonight, chatty talk shows. He knows who votes for him and how to seem sympathetic to that audience.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 29, 2012 @ 8:19 am

      Do not confuse smartness or cleverness with the ability to obfuscate and deceive. Smart people always prevail in success. Prevaricating Presidential deceivers reveal themselves through their failed results whose responsibility is fled from when the light of truth is revealed. Truth is Obama’s greatest enemy and his inability to succeed through talk over what should have been attempted via workable ideas and sacrifice will be his undoing.

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  5. wildfireComment by wildfire
    August 28, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    He wants as many people as possible dependent on gov’t assistance because he knows that when people need their welfare check they will vote for the party who promises to give it to them. We are like wild hogs, how easy it is to domesticate us.

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  6. oldcuzComment by oldcuz
    August 28, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Of Course that is the whole idea, get all the slaves on the public teat and then you will have them in your 100% control. Old Joe accused the Republicans fo putting people back in chains, just pay a little attention what such as Thomas Sowell, Star Parker Col West just to name a few are saying instead of the Jackson, Waters, Sharptons are babbling.

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  7. Ray ReynaComment by Ray Reyna
    August 28, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    David Crockett in his day said, “A Government big enough to give you all you want, is big enough to take away all you own!” That was over 180 years ago, and much more true today. “Wake Up America!” They’re coming to take you away.

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      August 28, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

      Hitler Finds Out Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan for Vice President

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xClvSw8l1tY

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    • sirodComment by sirod
      September 10, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

      And this is exactly what his long term aim is. To be the ruler and take over the country. He is not dumb. His goal is exactly what he is doing. He learned from Stalin, Hitler, Marx, Saul Alinsky, Frank Marshall and his communist mother, father, and grandparents. He is following in the footsteps of his teachers and attempting to do what all of them have tried to do. Wasn’t it Hitler who said if you tell a lie often enough and loud enough people will believe it and it will become the truth. That may not be the correct quote, but it is close enough. Any person who thinks Obama is stupid is very wrong. He has an evil plan and is working his plan.

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  8. pypypypyComment by pypypypy
    August 28, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Of course BO wants more people on Govt aid, ,like a druglord/pusher. Once they get everyone hooked with “freebies” any political party who wants to take it away has no chance. BO wants to turn this country into Greece and CA is already Greece.

    Clear choice this Nov, if you want “freebies” and your children enslaved to BO and his party, go ahead vote for him but ask yourselves, why did your grandparents fled their homeland in the first place from people like BO and his party!

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  9. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    August 28, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    Overloading the government’s ability to provide is a main element in the Cloward–Piven strategy to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income”.

    That would be the ultimate ‘spread the wealth’ program.

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  10. Ben_ColderComment by Ben_Colder
    August 28, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    Everyone born or immigrated (legally) to the USA has the same opportunity. We can become millionaires or we can live day to day without putting out an effort to better ourselves and depend on others to help us through life. We must stop this income redistribution and class envy. The rich should not be punished for their success.

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  12. moonshineComment by moonshine
    August 28, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Why is this a mystery to anyone? Their purpose is obvious. Its part of the democrat’s strategy to make as many people as possible dependent on the government for their existance (Nanny State), and in doing so control their vote. As there are no requirements on voters, their allegiance can be bought; and those on the dole will most certainly vote for the demoncrats who will keep them on government welfare. This incestuous relationship is similar to the one between the demoncrats and the public sector labor unions – its blantant, biased reciprocity at the expense of the taxpayers.
    This Nanny State strategy is likewise intended to destroy the Republican party; and turn it into a minority, never again to have sufficient numbers to determine the outcome of a major election.
    If they susceed in 2012, it will be the end of the two party system as we know it. History reminds us that allowing voters to vote themselves entitlements that the government cannot sustain has been the downfall of all democracies, including Rome. This is why we need to do the following ASAP to survive:
    1) Implement Term Limits across the board.
    2) Implemment the Fair Tax, where taxes are paid on what you spend, not what you earn.
    3) Change the Constitution back to the original version, where only citizens with some net worth were allowed to vote. This would eliminate the flagrant buying of votes by the party in control with government welfare.
    4) Make politicians accountable for their actions, and punish them accordingly if they break the law.
    Think this will ever happen? Not in our lifetime. The current system is far too corrupt to be fixed.

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    • JDZComment by JDZ
      August 28, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

      Your points are right on and what you describe has already happened in California where Republican voters have basically been disenfranchised by the majority liberal democratic voting blocks in the state made up of Hispanics, African Americans, those families on welfare or some government subsidy, the entertainment industry, the public service union leaders and members, all of the far left liberal activists made up of all kind of special interest groups including environmentalists, gay rights advocates, sanctuary city advocates, etc. and the wealthy liberals who stand to gain financially by supporting the leftist agenda of the California legislature. California, which is a mess, represents where the America of the future is heading with socialists like Obama running the country.

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    • sirodComment by sirod
      September 10, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

      We can at least get it started.

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  13. Wayne GoadComment by Wayne Goad
    August 28, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Over the past few months I have listened to friends and read comments by folks on many different forums and have come to the conclusion that the folks who will be voting for Obummer will be the freeloaders, one’s who don’t give a damn about our country, and the Democrats that would vote for SATAN himself to keep from voting for a Republican. Well I’ll say this if you vote for him you might as well kiss your A-s goodbye because his government will eventually be in total control of your life.

    A new civil war is coming if he gets re-elected. MARK MY WORD!

    I’m not saying the Romney is the cure all. But as of now he’s the best shot we have.. And all of you that are planning to write someone else in will just be destroying the chance to get Obummer out. There wont be enough write in votes to make a 3rd person win…THINK ABOUT IT WHEN YOU GO TO THE POLLS….This man has admitted that he is a Muslim. Where do you think his real loyalties lie. Not to America or us…His group already has a plan in place to disarm us.

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    • camzComment by camz
      September 3, 2012 @ 7:53 am

      “A new civil war is coming”

      Or a military Coup…..

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  14. joelinpdxComment by joelinpdx
    August 28, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    Well of course Obozo wants more people on the dole. It’s called the plantation system and it’s what the Democlowns have been using on the blacks for several decades. Now they’ve decided to expand the plantation and take in everyone since people on the dole tend to vote for Democlowns who will continue their handouts.

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  15. JDZComment by JDZ
    August 29, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    By the way, it is obvious that we have liberals participating on this website, and we welcome their points of view, which typically gets a lot of intelligent attention by our participants. However, it looks to me like they are having fun voting low on every conservative or Obama/liberal negative comment to drop the overall rating score to “affect” our overall perception of the comment. Since we know it is happening, I just take that into account when I look at the ratings.

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  16. calharComment by calhar
    August 29, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    I don’t understand the thinking of this bunch of duds in Washington.You don’t build a strong country by making people dependent on governmet.If the ulterior motive of these people really is socialism then it is time for a complete house cleaning.Socialism has been tried throughout history and has never worked.All it does is destroys a civilization.This country is to young for self destruction.

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    • thedoveComment by thedove
      August 29, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

      >> You don’t build a strong country by making people dependent on governmet. <<

      Of course not. But you have to admit it's a helluva good way to build a following of obediant serfs, which is basically Obama's goal, simply stated.

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  17. goodguynyComment by goodguyny
    August 29, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    I am frightened to see what is going to happen to a certain part of our society when the Welfare System and Public Assistance is brought under control when the New Administration gets into office in January of 2013. It won’t happen over night but within one year, there will be real rules and the “ship” will be run much tighter and not every Tanisha, Shaniqua and DeShawn will be on the dole. I live near one of the cities in New York State that has been listed as one of the most dangerous and poverty stricken in the US. Those people are fighting and attacking the police now. What will happen when they can’t get their “Obama Money”.

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