posted on Jul, 30 2008 @ 07:00 PM
reply to post by ncuncfan2006
I think she meant that the whiners are whining instead of doing something for their selfs.
OK I've read through this thread again and I have come to some different conclusions. For one I feel that maybe we haven't whined enough. Now
before you question that statement let me explain please. When I say that I mean" we haven't whined enough." I mean we haven't held our
politicians accountable for their actions." I've been so busy raising a family that I'm ignorant to the government ways of deceit. I've never
sent a letter to them because I've been so busy with six children of my own. In my younger days I just wanted to party even though I was responsible
enough to hold and keep a job, minimum wage I might add. I've asked all my friends if they have called, emailed, written letters to our politicians
and they had the same answer " No I don't have time for that, I have to worry about where my next meal and full tank of gas is coming from, so I
work and pay bills and work overtime and pay more bills. They say that the time away from work is family time and work and government is obsolete.
I took a good look into the mirror and I'm proud that I worked so hard in my life from my teenage years to now and I'm OK. What I'm not so proud
of is that I never once marched in D.C for anything. I never called my representatives for anything to change they way America is going. I thought
they were smart enough to handle our country and would do good for us. I was so wrong and I'm sorry for being so busy that I lost track of the ones
we vote for and what they're doing behind closed doors. I realized that our government representatives where handing out tons of cash just to get a
vote. I realized that our voices are nothing to the cash these representives ( politicians ) recieve on the daily bases in the name of America.
These politicians in my opinion are representing big business and lobbyist. How else do they end up rich. I think we are the slaves that make big
businesses rich who in turn for favoritism from our government make them rich.
Minimum wage is just another " OK let's keep them happy but not to happy " kind of deal. I feel that minimum wage shouldn't even matter if we had
our voices heard and the politicians did our deeds, not big business. It's never going to change. They could raise minimum wage to $20.00 an hour
and still the only people getting rich is big business and the politicians. We still keep fighting and scraping our pockets to make ends meet while
our representatives fly on personal jets payed by us and eat luxery food payed by us. Our politicians seem to not know how to help out the people,
but in reality they know exactly what they are doing. They may seem stupid and we can talk about them, laugh at them and make jokes about them but I
serious wonder who's getting the last laugh.
If our government would stay out of our business and we the people stay in their business then minimum wage wouldn't matter. People would'nt be
complaing about their jobs, they'd be compaining about our elective officials. I know minimum wage should have been increased at least yearly or
two, but why has it not? No better reason to hold off in doing that, except for our leaders getting their yearly raises, bonuses, etc... I still
want people to be responsible for their selfs and instead of whining to the government about your life, let's whine to the government about their
lifes and how they have bent us over and given us the shaft. Let's whine about them, not us. Let's make them do what we want, not them. Can we do
[edit on 7/30/2008 by Solarskye]