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I like how the Republicans (including this site) bray on and on about how it's the Democrats who want to destroy this country, but the conservative stance seems to be, can't afford to eat: starve, can't afford a Doctor:die in the streets. Doesn't sound too first world to me
originally posted by: ColCurious
a reply to: benrl
Proper work ethics are an educational issue, and while an abusable welfare system certainly isn't helping matters, in the end it comes down to healthy cultural upbringing.
We have one of the best social systems in the world here, so if the system alone was key in conditioning the behaviour of people, we'd have to be a nation of slackers.
I've been told before that teutonic diligence and thrift are "typical fascist attitudes" so don't even bother, I don't care.
The foreigners I met who understood this at once were soldiers though... riddle me this, ATS!!
originally posted by: Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
So something else is the problem here. I think culture plays a bigger role, personally.