I have the unfortunate experience of witnessing nearly everyone around me abusing the system, and bragging about it. My neighbors, my family, and friends. It's everywhere and its disgusting. It's also extremely offensive to me that they brag to me about this while I pay nearly 40% of my income in taxes that goes to people like this who are lazy, don't want to work, have kids for checks, fake disabilities, etc. And guess what. I am a small business owner who works from 8AM to well after midnight every single day. I frequently go weeks and sometimes months before getting an entire day off. I never get to attend all their parties because I'm always busy working while they all play. I don't make a lot of money, but I work my butt off for the little I do make.
My brother and mother can afford to pay $100.00 a month for a phone but require food stamps to eat. I don't use food stamps, I buy my own food, I
pay for my own insurance, I pay only $40 a month for my simple, non-smartphone, I keep up with my bills every month and I live within my means.... and
guess what, I have 0 credit card dept. Why? Because I don't buy big tv's, video games, stereo's, fancy shoes and clothes. No, I spend my money
on nessesities first, then if I have left overs, we will buy ourselves a treat. I cook as healthy as I can from simple ingredients, and we only eat
out once a year, on our anniversary. However, my mother, brother, and stepsisters all own better cars than me, fancier phones, fancier tv's, they
all have kids and aren't married, eat out nearly every day, get their groceries for free with foodstamps and they are pro's at milking the system.
They were taught from my stepmom who lived off it her whole life until she married my dad and no longer could, yet found a way to keep all her
daughters on it. And she learned from her mom, who learned from her mom. .It's never ending.
My family believes in spending their money on toys. Why should they spend it on nesesities when the SYSTEM will gladly do that for them? Why should
they go out and get a better job when they don't need to? All of the people on my block, my neighbors do it too. It's so bad around here that
everyone does it because everyone else is already doing it.
I try to explain to them they not only are they effectively cheating the system and stealing from those of us who are putting into it, but they are
also stealing from those who were meant to receive it, the truly disabled or unfortunate among us. And as much as I feel for those in need, I truley
feel that the cheeters outnumber the needy at this point, and it's becasue of this that I will say what I'm about to.
Yes, I do feel that if your on the system, no longer can you vote. Get out of assistance and you can be free to vote again. But if the cheeters
continue to vote to keep our country like this so they can stay lazy, eventually we will colapse. The takers will outnumber the givers and soon they
will pull me into poverty. My ambition to work the way I do is based on the fact that I am in control of the life I can choose to have. You can be
born in the ghetto and grow up a millionaire in america, that's why this country is so great. But there is only so much to take from those who have
before we finally hit our breaking point and out right QUIT! And once that happens, there will be no one left to help the truly needy. So for the
sake of preserving our country, and helping the needy in the long run, I think that we should temporarily pull voting rights from those in the system.
This will hopefully get rid of some of our politicians that are just fueling the problems for their own benefits, and motivate the cheaters to get
off their buts and start contributing to society instead of just taking. Maybe after 10 years we can get back on track and reinstate voting rights,
and hopefully people will have learned from their mistakes, there will be more going in the pot then out, and those who really are in need can be
rightfully taken care of without any problems or shortages.