You cannot spend more money than you receive.

• Social Security Heritage chart ( 3 people working to pay for 1 person; will only increase as the population ages)
TaxPayer Supporting Each Social Security Recipient

• How do you pay for it?

• Free healthcare, education, food, electric, college always means someone else pays.

• You are the government (this phrase to be used to illustrate that the fiscal principles that apply to your household also apply to the government).

Liberals Say:
We don’t have a spending problem. We can borrow as much money as we need. We have to take care of people.

Ideas

• You are the government (this phrase to be used to illustrate that the fiscal principles that apply to your household also apply to the government).
• What story would connect with the American people?
• No profit, no jobs
• When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed
• You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
• What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
• You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
• When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
• People respond to incentives and disincentives.
• We are stealing our children’s future by forcing them to repay our debt.

Entitlements
• Social Security Heritage chart (3 people working to pay for 1 person; will only increase as the population ages)
• Medicare
• Medicaid

Liberals Say:
We don’t have a spending problem. We can borrow as much money as we need. We have to take care of people. “The government should help more needy people even if it means going deeper in debt” (Pew Research Center 2012 Value Survey). Agreed with this statement: 20% republicans, 65% democrats, a 105% percentage difference What do the independants think? (difference as a % of the average) and the second largest percentage difference from the 72 questions asked.
Conservatives Say:
We are stealing our children’s future by forcing them to repay our debt.. Get people jobs not welfare. Stop holding people down by driving jobs away and incentivizing not working. I would like to see a thriving, free-market economy in which everyone benefits. People respond to incentives. Giving free entitlements creates a system that rewards laziness, creates dependency, and does not encourage people to make responsible decisions … all at the expense of hard-working Americans. Show picture of homes from power point.