reply to post by West Coast
I agree with you on many aspects, specially when it comes to the welfare system been flawed, there is no questions about that. Also I agree that some
people do need to help themselves.
People should not be rewarded for doing nothing, but thats not my point. My point is that there is people in this country who truly need help and for
a wide variety of reasons, specially in this current economic environment. Those who have lost jobs, those who have seen their retirement plans go up
in smoke, those who need some help to buy food, pay for utility bills that have sky rocketed, single parents, parents with children that have special
needs, those who need health care among many others that don't include the people that just sit at home waiting for their welfare check.
All this people should be help and when you have a governemnt that is willing to bailout big private corporations, are willing to spend a ridiculous
amount of dollars in building infrastructure on foreign countries that mostly go to waste and corruption, dont you think that the very least that we
could do is take care of our own people that need some kind of support?
You ask about what I have done lately to help those in need, I have participated in many Habitat For Humanity projects, I have donated money, clothes,
toys, food in many ocassions. Helping Veterans is also a big deal for me, as I'm currently serving in the military and have also experienced the
horrors of war.
I try to do my part, and as more I see in many of the activities that I get involved it really has open my eyes to the amount of people that REALLY
need help, and I'm only talking in the area and the state that I live which is Colorado which RANKS 8TH in the nation when it comes to highest income
per capita so I can't even imagine how people are doing in other states. And like I said I'm not talking about people just sitting around and
waiting for a welfare check, I'm talking about people that REALLY need some support.
And the more a hear in the news about people losing jobs, people losing houses, people getting layoffs it just makes me think that the situation as
dire as it is, it just going to get worst.
This is a reality that we can not erase by simply looking the other way, the big companies are heard becasue they have their powerful lobbyist right
at the White House doorstep but this people that really are in a desperate situation...WHO TAKES THE TIME TO HEAR THEIR PLEA?
[edit on 29-10-2008 by Bunch]