Why do the Republicans hate America for being America? During the Republican Debate on Saturday night, Michele Bachmann said that America should be more like China. In order to do this, Bachmann says we should get rid of our social safety net system. This system includes Social Security, food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, and other anti-poverty programs that help Americans across the country.
Bachmann stated that Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society has “not worked, and it’s put us into the modern welfare state…If you look at China, they don’t have food stamps. They save for their own retirement security, they don’t have AFDC (Aid to Families With Dependent Children), they don’t have the modern welfare state, and China’s growing…and so what I would do is look at the programs that LBJ gave us, with the Great Society, and they’d be gone.”