Originally posted by LeeannaHolland
reply to post by jam321
It is about time we started to care about the 'undesirables.' A new way is coming, to provide for every American.
I think people need to start looking out for others, personally. We are all in this together.
Americans have traditionally had gumption and drive, stick-to-it-edness. Americans provide for ourselves and then if able, provide for others. Many
would say this is not true but reference the outpouring of donations after 911 (no matter how misused the funds were). That's what makes us
Americans. We are an independent, liberty minded people who traditionally have not looked to the federal government to feed us, and flush for us.
To that end it has also been traditional for those Americans who find themselves with a surplus of energy stored in the form of money, food etc. to
donate to private charities, religion etc. to assist those less fortunate.
We do not need the government suckling at the teet of our paycheck before we can even cash it and determine what we would like to do with the money we
earned. I live within my budget and if I don't have I don't spend it. Why can't fed.gov do that?
Until recently it truly has been the case that if one got off their a$$ and worked hard one could make a decent living. Start flipping burgers at
McDonald's at age 18 and stick to it and by 40 you could be managing a few restaurants for $60k a year, no college etc. Or have a unique idea and
start a business.
If this "new way" you refer to involves taking from the hard workers and giving to the lazy (lazy people who sadly had kids and can't take care of
them) then I want nothing to do with it.
I was behind a non-english speaking immigrant in line at the store the other day and watched her fill her cart with unhealthy processed food and loads
of candy for her large brood of welfare bab... er I mean children and then pay for it with food stamps, AKA MY TAX MONEY. I wanted to throw her food
out and go buy them some vegetables and whole grains instead of toaster pops and candy bars, since I was buying it for her. No need to later on have
to pay for her families poor health and doctor visits due to malnutrition as well.
The world is a very real place and bambi gets eaten by coyotes every day out there. It is not little pink butterflies and fluffy bunnies with a
government funded Santa Claus that drops wads of federal reserve notes down my chimney every day.
This "new way" is an old way that always ends up coming to terms with the real face of humanity. Reference Che Gueverra and the photo of him
wearing the Rolex Submariner. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It has all been tried before which is why the founders of this country tried to set up a system in which government left the people alone and the
people were responsible for their own prosperity or demise. Clearly we have drifted away from this...
They are so far in debt with this budget that they aren't spending our money, they are mortgaging the future of our great grandchildren. It is
another derivative market with a bubble waiting to pop.
[edit on 17-7-2009 by merkaba93]