The Liberal Democrats and their toadies in the mainstream press always portray greed as the motivator of the rich, those who make a profit from their initiative. Greed they insist is the motivator of capitalism. Their evidence is Income Inequality between Rich and Poor, as though these two classes were large mobs on the street about to fight it out. The only way to “equalize” income is to take it from the greedy rich group and give it to the deserving poor group.
Let’s clarify something. There are no organized masses of rich and poor, no big country club where the Rich meet to conspire against the Poor, and no one big slum where the Poor all gather to defend themselves. The Rich and the Poor are actually many individuals living all over the place, some in better houses in better neighborhoods, but individuals, distinct from one another as all individuals are. That some people have more than others is a matter not of class, but of effort and circumstance.
Most of the so-called Rich are people who work hard to attain wealth. They educate themselves, invest, earn, save and spend wisely. These are not class characteristics, but factors that distinguish successful from unsuccessful people, and they are available to everyone who pursues them. Getting an education is not always easy. It requires positive attitudes and effort. A person who resents having to work will not try, but will be consumed by his resentment and envy of those who work. It is a fact of nature that some people have greater natural gifts than others. Everyone knows this. And because people vary widely from one another, some people will have to work harder, smarter or more diligently than others.
There is nothing government can do about this inequity. It is a natural circumstance. But there are many ways a person can improve his circumstances. The first thing is getting a basic education, learning to read, write clearly and calculate numbers accurately. Every student who attends a free public school can acquire these by paying attention in class and doing his homework. These simple skills can lift a person out of poverty and into a job from which he can advance by applying the diligent effort.
Yep that's the way its done alright.
"...all men are created equal..."
This statement is true, but they immediately begin to diverge.
The Law of Exchange says, "something for something." The Law of Criminal Exchange says, "something for nothing." The alumni of San Quentin are the extreme offenders of exchange because they couldn't be bothered with filling out the welfare 'legal' forms. A gradient difference with similar living conditions, both are the end product of Socialism...Semper Fi Nam 66-67
I'm almost to the point of giving up.. I get so discouraged by the idiots in this country. This once great nation is going down the toilet, faster and faster. and guess what? NOBODY CARES! They just sit on their fat asses in front of the TV watching bullshit shows about the lives of the Kardashians (who the fuck are these people anyway, and why do they matter?) or other so-called "reality" shows, instead of living a real life, and caring about the real world. Satiated by their free EBT, Obamacare, Obamaphone, etc. Sickening.
These lazy, good for nothing slugs that feel they are "entitled" to everything are not going to give it up. Why would they?
I am saddened to think (but am convinced) that the only way to fix this broken mess is something horrible and long.
I fail to understand why more of us do not understand that this is wrong. It is wrong for them to think of themselves as entitled to what we earn, that we are wrong to allow them to continue to take it, and it is time to shame and replace politicians who support this nonsense.
Beware of that "public school" INDOCTRINATION!
Not only should people on welfare be drug tested ,but they should have to work on state ,and Goverment Projects like reparing roads ,Locks <water ways, cleaning our parks and mantaining them and bridges, in order to get a check . And anyone 18 years men and woman on welfar should be drafted into the armed services for 4 years. see if they still like the free ride then .
I agree Mary N. if Pepole are Truly Dissabled we do need to provide for them OUR Citizens, Like God said what ever you do to the least you do to me.
I agree. Gov Pete Wilson tried this in CA (early 90s); the uproar and gov. lawsuits by organized groups against the government were horrendous. it wasn't like he made them (even) do road-repairs, etc. but volunteer at a child daycare program for xx many hours, help in food kitchens serving the homeless was another option, working to help the elderly, even donating time to the local SPCAs was an option... a bunch of other nice things - the recipients found this to be unacceptable and "slavery." So it went away. Kind of sad - those that want to be supported for nothing are unwilling to help others(?)
The liberals keep the poor poor. have been doing it for years and years. The poor just don't try to get out. They must work and they don't.