On Tuesday, The Factor‘s Bill O’Reilly asked viewers a question: Are we a welfare nation now?
Calling President Obama’s new budget proposal “financially outrageous” for adding something to the tune of 1.3 trillion dollars in deficit spending, O’Reilly noted that the President is spending “far more money than any other president ever has,” even as the economy remains shaky.
But Obama is betting that voters have become people who “want free stuff” from the government, even at the expense of sacrificing some of their freedom. “And you know what?” he added. “The President might be right.” Americans would rather just get by instead of putting in the hard work necessary — be it studying diligently at school or putting in the effort and time required to learn a new skill or trade — to become independently successful in this tough economy. And it’s that very mindset, O’Reilly continued, that has this country seeing a growing divide between the Democratic and Republican parties. “Free stuff is a powerful lure,” he concluded. “There’s no question about it.”
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