Originally posted by jibajaba
i am so tired of legislative thievery - stealing from me and mine to pay for you and your lazy @ss.
-maybe- just maybe -
we should all quit working - this would stop the monster in the east.
This is a very simplistic way of looking at things.
Why should people not pay anything back to their society? You suggest that the government is stealing from you to give to "lazy" people, but you
don't consider the social and economic situation of those people.
No doubt, there are people who are lazy, absolutely there are. But do you REALLY think that most of those using these social systems choose to live in
poverty, with no career, no future, no prospects and little hope for their children?
So, you want a government that stops "stealing" from you and supporting those in your society who cannot support themselves. That will be great, for
about six months.
Then what do you do when those who are desperate come knocking at YOUR door to get food? What do you do about the millions of homeless dying on the
streets? What do you do about the increase in social unrest, the increase in infectious diseases, the constant threat of violence every time you open
You think these social systems were created just as an excuse to take your money? They were created to fix the problems that would affect every single
American every day!
Here is what would happen if your government stopped "stealing" from you. You would be sent back to the days of the Wild West within a couple of
years. That's not just the poor people, that's EVERYONE, including you and your family.
Every time this discussion comes up we have Republicans in these threads screaming about what's theirs and that no one has the right to take anything
from them. We the same childish and short-sighted argument put forward every time, demanding that they should get to keep what they have and screw
everyone else. And those same people NEVER consider anything beyond their own selfish little world. These hypocrites scream about their money, while
at the same time preaching about their military heroes - ignoring the fact that their taxes also go to treatment of those people, their families and
their futures when they return from "defending the American nightmare".
I guess you'd like to pick and choose who you pay taxes to support, right? You'll now say that you'd want to give money to help your fellow
Americans who served and were injured, or whose families need some assistance. But you'll decide on an individual basis who should get that support
(ie, not the black people living in the ghettos, just the white Christian soldier).
How about instead of blaming the poverty stricken for being born into poverty and having very few ways out of it, you blame your government for
failing to rise the economic equality of ALL Americans for the last 100 years? How about you blame Obama, Bush Jr, Clinton, Bush Snr, and every
political hack of the last century for systematically failing to close down the ghettos and integrate people. How about you blame all of those people
for failing to end the MASSIVE economic chasm now gripping your nation, or doing anything remotely worthwhile to lessen it?
Do you really think that this is not connected to the fact that a small minority owns the vast majority of all wealth in your country? Your nation has
the most obvious and critical wealth divide in the world, and that is an indication of what is wrong in your nation.
You want to lower your taxes? Demand that corporations and millionaires pay theirs! Demand that politicians stop the lobbying and the sponsorship,
demand that money be kept in the communities in which corporations operate, demand that your taxes be spent to rise people out of poverty instead of
keeping them on a drip just strong enough to prevent riots.
People seriously need educating on how society works. Too many people have knee-jerk reactions of "I'm keeping what's mine!!!!!!!!" without any
foresight or intelligence when it comes to what the alternatives are.