John Edwards wants to be "all things to all people." Read below for some of his idiotic ideas.
John Edwards says if he's elected president, he'll institute a New Deal-like suite of programs to fight poverty and stem growing wealth disparity. To do it, he said, he'll ask many Americans to make sacrifices, like paying higher taxes.
Edwards, a former Democratic senator from North Carolina, says the federal government should underwrite universal pre-kindergarten, create matching savings accounts for low-income people, mandate a minimum wage of $9.50 and provide a million new Section 8 housing vouchers for the poor. He also pledged to start a government-funded public higher education program called "College for Everyone."
He knows he has a snowball's chance in Hell of reaching the White House, much less receiving the Democratic nomination.
I guess he figures he will throw out some "ideas" that will appeal to the poor and low educated, and hope for their support.
If he wants to do these things, why doesn't he open his wallet and pay for them himself. He does not need to use MY money to fund people who are too lazy or unmotivated to do it for themselves. That is why I think welfare programs should be handed by the private sector and not the government.