President Bush is pursuing a plan to give checks of up to $800 to taxpayers in an effort to stimulate the economy. While President Bush and the Democrats seem to agree on the plan, Democrats want to use the opportunity to play Robin Hood by redistributing the wealth. They want the moeny go to the 50 million or so Americans who don't pay income taxes in the first place. In addition, they want to expand the food stamp program and unemployment benefits. We know how Democrats love to take from those who work so they can play Santa Clause.
But why do we need to extend the unemployment benefits? Liberals tells us that we need the illegal aliens because there is a labor shortage. Yet, millions of Americans are living off of welfare and unemployment checks. What's wrong with this picture? Don't discourage hard work and the reward for effort that comes with it. That's why Socialism doesn't work.