The United States' generosity overseas and its increasing tax burdens and decreasing job market at home are "going to destroy the work ethic" and lead to "destruction of this country," says Pacific Research Institute President Sally Pipes.
In a panel discussion Wednesday with commentator, Democratic Party activist and Fox News contributor Christopher Hahn on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, Pipes said that even President Barack Obama's recent comments have illustrated glaring cracks in that ethic.
"America is a big supporter of foreign aid to these countries, and a lot of these countries that we're giving money to come back and initiate things that are anti-American," Pipes said. "It's time that we in America kept our money at home, because all of us who are working are facing increased tax burdens, and it's going to destroy the work ethic."
Pipes pointed to a Congressional Budget Office report
that estimated 2.5 million Americans would probably quit their jobs by 2017 as a result of Obamacare.
"And then the president came out, he even said, 'well, people should have the choice of whether they want to work or not,'" she said.
"That is going to be the destruction of this country. It's the young people that move up, it's the entrepreneurs who create jobs in this country, and if we try to take that whole incentive away from young people, what is the future of our country?"
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Pipes said Obama "thinks and believes that government can better take care of people than we can take care of ourselves," noting that Obamacare takes away "the empowerment from doctors and patients and puts it into the hands of government."
"It's part of Obama's main mission in life, to have the government run our lives," she charged.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is no better, she added.
"Harry Reid wants our government to have a Canadian-style Medicare for all of us where there's no private healthcare at all," she said, adding that Reid got it all wrong Wednesday when he said Obamacare "horror stories" were untrue.
"The stories are real," she said. "I do a lot of talk radio around the country. Mothers, patients call into these shows and they're devastated. They had no idea that they wouldn't have access to the doctor that's been treating their child for leukemia. These stories are real and young people are not signing up."
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