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C-SPAN Caller: 'You Cannot Legislate The Poor Into Prosperity By Legislating The Wealth Out Of Prosperity'

Anyone want to take a guess how many of these "Tea Party" rallies this woman has been attending? That or how much Fox News she's sitting around watching every day. She's reading straight from the Dick Armey/Glenn Beck I've got mine and the hell with
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Anyone want to take a guess how many of these "Tea Party" rallies this woman has been attending? That or how much Fox News she's sitting around watching every day. She's reading straight from the Dick Armey/Glenn Beck I've got mine and the hell with everyone else script.

From the Oct. 10, 2010 edition of The Washington Journal.

SCULLY: Michelle is joining us, last call Flat Rock, NC. Good morning.

CALLER: Good morning. My comment is about people’s attitude of entitlement, not only the Congressmen but the average American. I realize there are a lot of good hard working American people who are out of work with no fault of their own. But I still see a lot of people with this extending unemployment and that where they aren’t really looking for a job.

Now here are possibly the five best sentences you’ll ever read. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. 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 worked for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. I do not understand that we’re going to punish the wealthy. I am not wealthy by any means, but I am very middle class. But, what is the incentive of working hard and making more money if you’re just going to have less of it.

SCULLY: Thank you Michelle.

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