The term Social Services definitely means different things to
Conservatives and to Liberals. Benefits or entitlements bestowed by social services
programs may include "free" medical care and "free" or
Democrat / Liberal Definition: Social Services are taxpayer-supported programs which give many expensive benefits to "disadvantaged" (minority) members of society. Democrats (liberals) believe that minorities and "historically disadvantaged" members of society are entitled to a minimum lifestyle which should be funded by the presumably "more privileged", hard-working, productive, tax-paying members of this society.
Republican / Conservative Definition: Social Services = Welfare! These programs are taxpayer-supported programs which give benefits (entitlements) to non-productive members of society at the expense of productive members of society. Such programs provide reduced-fee medical services and reduced-fee housing to individuals who are not full participants in our economy. These "social services" represent a significant drain on the productive members of society in terms of higher taxes.
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