reply to post by memarf1
If I have a big bucket of water, and you have a glass, you drink it and want more but I won't give it to you. I drink a few glasses and still
have a huge bucket remaining. Why not force me(essentially at gunpoint, hehe) to give you 2-3 more glasses so you are not thirsty, since I will not
even notice the change anyway?
You lost me there. If I have one glass of water, and I drink it all and expect a handout from your bucket, then I am a loser, a victim of poor
planning, gluttonous, selfish, irresponsible fool depending on someone else's good will.
If you have a bucket of water, you obviously earned or obtained it in some way, and you have to make sure you will continue to have water for
yourself, your family, your descendants. The last thing in the world you should do is waste your water on some irresponsible fool.
Now, in that same situation, there are other choices. If I have the glass, I can ration the glass and have enough to last until I can earn some from
your bucket. You have needs, like how to maintain your bucket safely and still attend to other duties. Maybe I drink 1/4 of my glass, and offer to
watch your bucket, and protect it while you are away earning more water. For that task, I only ask a meager 1/8 of a glass of water. It is nothing
compared to your bucket, but it is half of what I consumed earlier! In this way, I can last a very long time on my single glass of water, and you are
free to earn more water to replenish your bucket and mine! If I am savvy and responsible, I might learn that I can watch several buckets at a time,
until I am earning more water than I am drinking, and I can begin to fill my own bucket!
Taking money away from a responsible, hard-working, smart, savvy, and accomplished person to give it to a lazy, gluttonous, irresponsible one is never
a good thing for the economy, never a good thing for the country, not even a good thing for our evolution! Let the strong survive. If someone isn't
born rich, let them learn skills, let them learn to be resourceful, let them change the game until is suits them. Don't change the rules and pander
to the lowest denominator.
Your theory is exactly what is wrong in the economy, the education system, and it is the source of the entitlement attitude of the nation. It goes
against the laws of natural consequences, and it is counterproductive to the evolution of mankind.
Hope that wasn't too harsh.