Utah’s Representative Jason Chaffetz is not to blame for stating the Republican answer to poverty. The Poor need to choose between their I-phones and healthcare he stated. It is about choices do you want to be able to communicate with the world or do you want healthcare. It is an assumption if they only would manage their budget they could get ahead. The poor are not discipline like we are. If you cannot afford healthcare work harder and longer hours to get it. And if you still can’t afford healthcare you will have to do without until you make more money. This is the fiscal discipline they suggest.
I have come to realize that fiscal conservative talk is the same as saying you do not deserve healthcare, you do not deserve a good school, you do not deserve good housing, you do not deserve food. If you did you could afford it and the reason you cannot afford it: because you are lazy, made bad choices, do not budget well, or live a libertine lifestyle. It is a moral problem not a minimum wage problem. Why do you think so many poverty programs offer budgeting classes? Or why do they want the churches to handle poverty in their communities? Now we know that the rich such as thrice married, cheating on his spouses, welching on his debts, pussy grabbing, arrogant, bankrupt is financial planning, Trump has better morals and budgeting skills than poor people. Why we know that gold-plated toilet seats are reasonable budget items.
How do conservatives create enough budget cuts to offer the ‘wealth builders’ of our community a well-deserved tax break? They take the benefits from those immoral poor people: cut the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, unemployment benefits, food stamps, social security benefits. Now of course this will create discord therefore you will need to increase prisons, grow the military even more, put more money into the policing of America to make everyone stays in line. And since you are doing your best to keep the poor from protesting through force begin to limit their voting rights under the guise of stopping the non-existent voter fraud so you can also stop them at the ballot box.
To win political arguments you accuse your opponent of what you are doing. So it confuses who was the perpetrator of these bad ideas in the first place. I say a racist thing and you call me racist. I reply you are some political correctness freak and you are the real racist. My policies are to help the poor and yours are to keep them in poverty. So they suggest school vouchers for those poor people to get out of bad schools. Although if they took one moment to think it through they would realize even with the vouchers they could not afford the private school. So the poor end up in the same poor schools they were in but now they are sharing money with private and religious schools they could not afford. The end result is the public school you are in is worse than before if you can believe it. Sure some may be able to pay for the private schools but the vast majority will not be able to. But when somebody criticizes school vouchers you trot out your token exceptions as if it was the norm and say see its working.
The sad thing is the white middle class is full of Trump wannabes. These wannabes vote in favor of the rich because they hope or plan to be in that class one day. So these policies will hurt me now but when I make it they will help me. But as we know in our current economic situation the divide grows greater and greater between the rich and poor. The middle class has disappeared. But if you are not a wannabe then your rationale is give me someone to look down on as the problem: immigrants, inner city blacks, gays, snowflakes, and so forth. You can look down at them and look up at yourself as the true patriot, true Christian, the last great hope of America and the world. So you vote against your own welfare to save America. You are told you are great Americans. You feel some much needed self-esteem because you are poor or struggling and you know they are right. It is called the cycle of life or the slow forward march to our doom. But at least we are made to feel good about it.