posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 08:44 PM
Ok first i'd like to say i'm a leftist and i bleive in social security and universal healthcare and all that jazz, but wheres the control on these
I live in australia and we have a pretty good social security system in the sense its not hard to get free money from the government. The problem is
people who abuse the system. I currently live with two people on the dole (thats what we call free gov. money). One is a small time grug dealer so
he's got money for himself as well as government money and this i dont mind as he's actually working for alot of his income and the gov money is
just a little extra. The other dude i live with relies entirely on government money. After he pays rent and bills he has little to no money for
himself. He's capable of work, he actually had a job for 3 hours last week and quit coz he didnt like it. Then he has the nerve to ask me if i can
lend him money... i didnt.
Now this guy is a friend of mine and it pains me to see him living below the poverty line coz he's a smart guy. People say its coz he smokes heaps of
pot and that affects him. Bull#! I smoke pot everyday and i have a high paying job and i'm moving up in the company.
This friend of mine will always be nearby when someone is eating to get any scraps that are leftover. I hate to say it, but i'vel ost heaps of
respect for him for allowing himself to live like this. Itsl ike he's a beggar just taking what he can get and thats it. And it pains me that he
expects people to do him favours when he wont do himself any favours. Every so often i'll give him a meal or some food just so he doesnt die on me,
but as soon as he asks to borrow money i say
'no coz you had a chance to have a job and you let it pass, so theres no way in hell i'm lending you money'
it just pisses me off soooo much. And because he's always hungry he never does chores and says he shouldnt have to coz he's hungry... sometimes i
wish he would starve to death so i could stop pitying him so much