reply to post by something wicked
If you have to charge food, yes, you're living beyond your means. But is it morally, ethically or financially irresponsibile?
It depends upon whether you're buying caviar, champagne, and filet mignon or bread, milk and hot dogs.
A parent's first duty is to their children's welfare, not a bank's, nor a society's. Hell, a person's
first duty is to their family, not an
economy's. If the managers of the economy screw it up to the point that a person can't find a way to support even a minimal lifestyle in a legal
manner that ensures no hunger or homelessness, then people are under absolutely NO moral or ethical obligation to support either the managers or their
economy or to abide by the incompetent managers' legalisms.
The conservatives have basically said it's every man for himself, but then demand that those for whom they will not provide jobs, food, or shelter
simply go quietly starve in the corner in a law-abiding manner so that they, the conservatives, can watch their net worth grow.
That's not going to happen, never has in history. When a society can no longer provide for the basic needs of it's members, it falls apart. If it is
truly "every man for himself", then don't be surprised when the rules go out the window and people take what they need from the corporate giants: food
on credit cards that won't be paid for is a simple direct expression of this. In different times the food would be taken by force, now it is easier to
charge it and then delay paying or never pay.
But that option is starting to close because of the the greed and mismanagement of those who have usurped the controls of our society to promote their
own narrow interests over all else.
Basically, I view pretty much everyone who refuses to consider tax hikes on the wealthiest as traitor to the nation, putting selfish interests ahead
of the very idea of nationhood. They deserve banishment from society, if not death.
Sadly though, the selfish sociopaths are in ascendancy and will prevail, I think.
Stick a fork in it:
The US is as done as the USSR.
edit on 15-7-2011 by apacheman because: sp and clarity
edit on 15-7-2011 by apacheman because: (no reason given)