Excuse me?! You honestly think the vast majority of the American public (you know, the ones voting for Obama next week) is "lazy" and "scrounging off the government"?!
Yes, I think a great majority of Americans have an entitlement attitude. I talk to HR managers all the time who tell me they have a hard time finding people because the people they hire don't want to work 40, but want to get paid more.
Guess what. The vast majority of my hard-working, quite intelligent, tax paying, educated colleagues, peers, and employees are voting for Obama too.
And I'm sure most of them know nothing about 0bama, his past, or his voting record. They surely can't list his accomplishments, even his own staff can't.
I'm not sure where you came up with the idea that America is a "welfare state" society, but compared to the rest of the free world, we're downright stingy when it comes to taking care of our own.
It's not the responsiblity of the federal government to "take care" of our lives. Entitlements have done more harm than anything.
No we MUST have tax increase. Not tax cuts or keep current system.
Then increase taxes on everyone, and start taxing the poor.
Anyways, tax increases are not a must. Look at all the waste that comes from the federal government, and then tell me they will spend the extra money wisely. Goodness.