reply to post by MrSmokeydogg7
I understand your situation and about working hard just to get by. I do not have kids, but I do work full-time while going to college full-time. I
work an average of 18 hours a day, constantly, 7 days a week for years now, just to pay for rent and school with absolutely no spending money.
I believe strongly with this point of view:
People should not have to struggle like I do just to get an education. It is intolerable at times and people should not be expected to work
themselves to the bone just to get off the streets and not be homeless, as I have been before and during my education.
Also, if someone does not want to attend college, we should have quality, decent paying jobs that have been out sourced to foreign countries. We
should not destroy the middle class, which is built upon people with all levels of education.
However, the Federal Government does not have the constitutional right to take tax payers money and give it to other tax payers because they are less
fortunate. Before you get upset at this comment, please read on. In America, we should not have our earnings taxed, thus the government would not
have as much to spend on helping people. INSTEAD, people would be making more money if their income was not taxed and jobs were not out sourced to
other nations. This would allow everyone the ability to afford their own health, house, car, etc, insurances. THUS, they would not need the
More so, being back on the gold standard would increase the net worth of people over time, making people wealthier. Combining this with having good
jobs and non-taxed earnings, no one should have a problem taking care of themselves.
The Federal Government needs to be much smaller and focus on the constitutional powers given to it. Let them deal with the foreign relations
(PROPERLY), support the national infrastructure, maintain a high quality military using only the money made from tariffs and sales tax.
The states themselves should be able to offer this care if they so choose to, but it is not a right of a citizen to be babied by the government.
The society mentioned above is the one Ron Paul wants to bring about. We had it a hundred years ago and were amazingly prosperous and can do so
I for one have been working extremely hard and need that extra income taken from my pay check. However, instead of buying an XBox 360, cable tv,
going out to eat, or any of the other wastes of money, I have spent my money on car insurance and health insurance because safety net is more
important to me than some video game or restaurant food. IF someone else chooses to pay for cable tv every month instead of health insurance and they
get hurt, I should not have the obligation to pay for their bills. THEY could have budgeted their money better by sacrificing amenities and luxuries
for what is really important!
By cooking all of my own food I not only save money, but I also eat better leading to better health. This is another topic entirely, but is justified
in this argument. People need not rely on Kraft Mac&Cheese but by their own noodles and cheese for a much lower price, thus saving money and eating
All on all, everyone makes a choice. If they feel that insurance is not important enough to pay for then I should not end up being their insurance
policy and pay for their misfortunes. I am already working hard enough for God's sake!
I ask you this:
Why should I, someone who makes the sacrifices to pay for my insurances, end up being another person's insurance policy when they instead spent their
money on things they did not need or could have spent it better with additional forethought? Do you not think I work hard enough 18 hours a day, 7
days a weeks and have to pay for someone else who most likely bought things they could have fun with while I made the the appropriate lifestyle
If someone is in a bad position, they need to sit back and look at their life and figure out how to get out of it. They need to look at their
spending and figure out what they can live without or cut costs on. Then they need to spend the required time to get out of the situation while
spending their money wisely. ONCE they are out and in a better position, then they can purchase the luxuries they so desire.
I for one am not for supporting people who have not gone through this process. People need to either man up or woman up and do the actions required
of them to be able to have their safety net and desired luxuries.
For people in the process of bettering themselves, church and local charities would be more abundant with the earnings not taxed, thus could find
Let me ask you this? Have you watched a TV show, movie, or football game recently? I haven't. If you have, spend that time working for your desired