posted on Mar, 9 2005 @ 03:25 PM
well, in California at least, we spend *billions* of dollars annualy to support individulas who have never contributed to the tax dollar base, and
never intend to, for multiple generations. This includes cash and other benefits for "undocumented" foreign nationals, suspiciously disabled,
chronically homeless and unemployed, etc.
And before anyone starts screaming about how that's not true, that it's all republican/racist propaganda, shut up and listen-I work *for* one of
those government agencies. I assist in the forced redistribution of wealth, by taking your (from California taxes and Federal money from taxpayers
across the country) money and giving it to people who can work under the table, but can't get a legitimate job. People come to this country and
demand cash and food benefits, and get such a surplus of your money they send it to Mexico via Western Union, in big, fat stacks of cash. Those check
cashing places are sure an eye opener.
Not to mention making sure we provide everything in a "culturally sensitive" means(your culture doesn't allow you to eat hamburger because it's
processed wrong? Go get steak! We'll pay for it!). We don't want people embarassed either, so they get their cash via an ATM like card, and can work
their cases (soon) at libraries, schools and just about anywhere without having to take so much of their time to go to the welfare office.
Like continuously driving by a certain block of Section 8-only apartments, with the brand new Hummer H2 in front.
Or listening to a dozens of new social workers, who have gone through all the effort to get their degree in social work, quitting in a month due to
frustration of being constantly lied to, treated with nothing but disrespect, dealing with abuse and threats of violence, by "clients" who take home
more in government-provided benefits than they (the social workers) do.
This is mostly why infrastructure is in the toilet. Infrastructure is mostly a State esponsibility, with schools and such being local community or
County responsibility. People vote against the increased taxes to support such things because they're already being ridiculously taxed to support
neighbors who give less than a # about who suffers for their way of life. And many of these clients, who legally vote, will not vote for increased
taxes or spending on infrastructure, when they can vote on their own "paychecks" instead.
I know many of you don't like to hear this and are probably putting fingers in ears, closing eyes and shouting "blahblahblah!" to avoid a truth
that doesn't fit how things are "supposed" to be. And finding a way to point more negativity at Bush like good little leftist political robots.
But this is how it is, reported to you from the actual trenches.
Guess what, it's not the Federal government's responsibility to do all these things. And it shouldn't be government taking on these
responsibilities, and taxing us to pay for them.
Oh, and another thing-who do you think gets hired more, and paid more, when there *is* a boom on infrastructure construction or upgrading? Could it be
the Civil Engineers, hmm?