Republicans love to keep tally on the less fortunate whether it was Mitt Romney chastising the 47% or Jim DeMint stating that 69.5 million Americans are dependent on the government. What the Republicans fail to understand is that this is only half a talking point. Yes, a lot of people need government assistance but Republicans never talk about why so many people are using government programs.
This is why people are no longer connecting with the Republican Party. Essentially, they are pointing fingers and saying look at those poor people, isn’t that horrible? Instead, they should be asking why is it that so many people need assistance to simply buy food? Why is it that most middle-class families cannot afford to pay for their children’s college education without government loans? Why are there so many less fortunate people?
For the Republican Party to remain relevant, they need ideas, not just a wagging finger and a look of disdain. How about a plan to help lower the cost of tuition? How about a program to help drag people out of poverty? Stop chastising the poor and the needy and start coming up with ideas that will actually help.