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Ben Sasse on Welfare & Poverty

 

 


Churches & charities are the lifeblood of society

America is made great by having government establish the legal conditions that enable private citizens to start, build, run, and frequent their own enterprises--not by having government orchestrate life. What does this mean?
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, SasseForNebraska.com, "Issues" , Nov 14, 2013

Replace entitlements with an opportunity society

Asked why he wants to run for the Senate, Sasse has an answer at the ready that makes him sound almost like a politician. "We need to tell the truth about entitlements and figure out how you create an opportunity society that has citizens, neighbors, communities, businesses building the future , as opposed to the dependency-expansion culture we're living through in Washington right now," he says.

"The greatness of America is the greatness of the American people," he continues, "not the greatness of centralized bureaucracies in Washington, D.C. Why is Washington, D.C., a boomtown when the rest of the country has economic despair? Why are housing prices going up in D.C. when everywhere else in the world they've had a horrible five years? The federal government ain't feeling the pain. They just keep on growing."

Source: The Weekly Standard on 2014 Nebraska Senate race , Jun 17, 2013

Anti-reparations, according to AFA survey.

Sasse opposes the AFA survey question on reparations for slavery

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-2 on Sep 11, 2020

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