“There you go again” said Ronald Reagan to President Carter in the 1980 presidential debate, referring to Carter’s repeated misrepresentations of Reagan’s record.
This phrase is appropriate even today in reply to President Obama and the many liberal letter writers telling us how disastrous the outcomes of Republican policies will be: Grandma will be thrown under the bus, children will starve and the safety net for the poor will be shredded into a thousand pieces.
Have any of these ever happened? No. These ridiculous comments are nothing more than liberal propaganda the Democrats roll out every year at election time.
Americans are the most generous people in the world. We will always have a safety net for the poor, but the Democrats know they can’t win on policy issues so they continually resort to scare tactics. In 1996, the Republican Congress pressured President Clinton into signing welfare reform. Democrats said the law would impoverish more than a million children. Within five years the welfare rolls declined by 50 percent, and more than 1.4 million children were lifted out of poverty.
Now entitlement programs need to be reformed, especially Medicare and Social Security, which are for the first time paying out more in benefits than they collect in revenue.
Congressman Paul Ryan has put forth a Medicare reform proposal. What did President Obama propose? Nothing. Senate Democrats? They punted, too. Instead, Obama made another absurd accusation, that Republicans want to turn the U.S. into a Third World country.
“There you go again.”