State of Nebraska Archives: on Welfare & Poverty

Ben Sasse: Churches & charities are the lifeblood of society

America is made great by having government establish the legal conditions that enable private citizens to start, build, run, and frequent their own enterprises--not by having government orchestrate life. What does this mean?
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website,, "Issues" Nov 14, 2013

Ben Sasse: Replace entitlements with an opportunity society

Asked why he wants to run for the Senate, Sasse has an answer at the ready that makes him sound almost like a politician. "We need to tell the truth about entitlements and figure out how you create an opportunity society that has citizens, neighbors, communities, businesses building the future , as opposed to the dependency-expansion culture we're living through in Washington right now," he says.

"The greatness of America is the greatness of the American people," he continues, "not the greatness of centralized bureaucracies in Washington, D.C. Why is Washington, D.C., a boomtown when the rest of the country has economic despair? Why are housing prices going up in D.C. when everywhere else in the world they've had a horrible five years? The federal government ain't feeling the pain. They just keep on growing."

Source: The Weekly Standard on 2014 Nebraska Senate race Jun 17, 2013

Scott Kleeb: Stop predatory lending; close mortgage loopholes

Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraskaís Brand of Change, p.43-44 Aug 19, 2008

Steven Larrick: Supports federal welfare block grants

Source: Nebraska Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jun 25, 2008

Jon Bruning: Fund welfare via faith-based organizations

Source: Nebraska State 2000 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

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