Can we have a discussion on here EVER, without some partisan inundating us with irrelevant linkspam nonsense?
I'm not sure that commenting about how conservatives/republicans claim to be financially independent and responsible ("we're not freeloading moochers") while simultaneously sucking down the most welfare is irrelevant when someone brings up the former.
The problem isn't really partisan bickering, but personal and political hypocrisy.
The links provided are informative and relevant to that discussion and are from reputable sources. Perhaps you don't agree with the analysis provided by those links, but that doesn't make them untrue.
Other than that, I agree with your sentiment.