Anytime in social or political speech one hears "by no fault of their own," a liberal flag should arise.
Listening to various groups complaining about cuts in government services, this phrase has become the calling card of the sympathy gatherers. It is usually followed by "Republicans are taking away things we are entitled to," or "Republicans are cutting services to the poor and giving tax breaks to the rich."
A large portion of the American population have no understanding of civics. Most think civics are multiple Honda-brand cars. The whole concept of how taxation works is lacking. Too many think of the government as a very large business and cannot grasp the concept that government services are only possible by taxing companies and people that actually producing something.
"By no fault of their own"should be the exception, not the new world rule. Many people are poor because of their decisions. People elect not to finish school, learn a trade or graduate from college. People elect to to be immoral and deal with disease and unwanted pregnancy. People elect to drink-and-drive. People elect to drink to much, smoke, and abuse drugs. People elect to eat unhealthy and not exercise. Being "down on your luck" or "going through a tough time" is a temporary status.
The Democrat Party knows its base. It knows that using the "by no fault of their own" calling card, it appeals emotionally to those that have no intent to make significant improvements to their lives.
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