posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 11:28 AM
It's worse that I ever suspected. In southern Texas, I stood in line at HEB, the state's largest supermarket chain (and a good one at that, nothing
low end) and just watched the people in line. Out of 8 people paying for food, only 2 DIDN'T use food stamps.
I was last so asked the cashier and she said this is a very bad area for unemployment, almost 3/4 of all their customers use foodstamps. They get a
card that resembles a credit card and swipe to checkout just as fast I do with my debit card.
I've gotten government assistance in the past, got back on my feet, built a business and pay in now. I've been trying to hire workers and can't
get a single person to show up more than 2 days in a row! Sales job that pays well but requires good work ethic, you know, 5-6 hours a day.
I spoke with another business friend who is Mexican and we agree on one thing, in ONE generation, the mexican-american mentality has gone from being
one of the most hard working group of people to one of the laziest...in just one generation.
All that said, I think the answer is BALANCE. I don't mind paying a certain amount of taxes to have the privilege of living in a country that cares
for it's poor, has good infrastructure and all the other things that make it great. The waste and corporate giveaways need to end as much as the
welfare abusers. I don't think it's fixable any longer, a catastrophe of some sort will be necessary and we can only hope enough of us are strong
enough to take it back and rebuild so we can have another 100 or so years of freedom before we forget and start the whole damned cycle over again.