Have A Child, Collect $5000

In typical Clinton style, social engineer and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has gone way beyond a chicken in every pot. She sees a need to have the government (you and I) pay people to have babies so they, ostensibly, can use it for education or buying a home. $5000 for every one you have. My first thought is that she must be jealous of Vladimir Putin and feels she has to 1-up him. Putin, you might recall, announced a day to have sex. And for couples who have babies as a result will win a refrigerator or a TV, or even a home.

Hillary’s idea:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 “baby bond” from the government to help pay for future costs of college or buying a home.

Putin’s idea:

President Vladimir Putin has introduced a scheme to encourage more children. Women who have a second or third child are eligible to receive $9,000, which can be used to pay for education or home purchases.

Only difference I see between them is that Putin’s is more like a 1-day contest sexathon whereas Hillary’s is a continuous open-ended entitlement program. “Every baby born in America” sounds like she includes illegal aliens. Regardless, it’s still a big government program that does not promote personal responsibility or financial independence. Neither does it help reduce the cost of education, or health care, or anything else. Can’t get much more short-sighted than that.

It’s a classic case of how liberals ‘fix’ problems by spending your money. It’s because of our lousy government schools that so many people feel that they can not succeed on their own and look to the government to save the day. When people are conditioned to look outside themselves (to the government) for the answers, they become a dependent class of people with a monolithic voting pattern. Like all their fixes, they don’t fix anything. They groom voting blocks with the taxpayers’ money to insure re-election again and again.