posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 04:32 PM
People can be very wasteful, yes, but the larger problem is that we have a society with people in it that have fallen through the cracks. But, there
are also those who have begged their way through life, and willingly lived off the efforts of others.
True, while we shouldn't just waste things, we also need to correct the problem of people getting to the point where they are needy.
We can give and give and give to the needy, this is good, but only a temporary solution. We need to pick those people up, who will allow themselves
to be picked up, help them, then transition them back into society, where they can be productive again.
Stimulus packages, donations, and all that stuff is useless unless we put America back to work. Homelessness and poverty ends when we get those folks
back to work.
Corporate downsizing, budget cuts, all that crap. That's one of our problems, trying to "cut" our way out of a recession. The recession ends when
we get ourselves back to work. Produce those goods, and advertise our products more, so we can make more income through more sales, and hire more
staff to keep up with demand. If corporations want to crumble because of ignorance, then we create new corporations.
Sorry, tangent. But, yeah, I'm not homeless, but I don't have a problem with an hour old Big Mac. I'll take it. Yes, make it so perfectly good
food and clothing can be donated from places like Wal-Mart, yes.
Recap; nothing wrong with helping someone in need, but we don't truly help them unless we help them help themselves, so they can dust themselves off,
and get back on their feet again, and not rely on others anymore. Now, children are obviously different, needy children will need help until they are
old enough, then we can put them on their way.