I almost entirely agree with what you said in the whole post, but I don't think that makes it okay to feed the problem.
I partially agree it starts with eduction, and unfortunately our public system isn't doing it.
That's why I work hard, pay my bills, live within my means, and am personally seeing to a very expensive education for every one of my children. Not one of them steps foot in the public
sewer system I mean education system that this country has to offer as long as I have breath.
I think it mostly starts with character. But that's a whole other thread.
I'm looking forward to this RV taking the strain off, making the financial part easy for me. Then I'll also be able to upgrade all the "trappings" for me and mine.
I must also admit that I was on the dole for four months during an especially rough time about eight years ago. I don't have a problem with having it where really necessary, for those who really can't. It's the general attitude of the takers that makes my blood boil.
Without trying to be disrespectfull, to you or anyone else that has thoughtfully participated in this thread there is a point I would like to make, maybe more....First, I would advise you not dwell on things in life that you cannot change. Also I feel we all need to realise that every aspect of our society is broken and dysfunctional, in fact to turn it around, I would have to say that there is very little that actually works the way it was intended...for the betterment of our society. This tells me, and I hope you see what I mean, that we need a complete overhaul of our entire domestic agenda from the ground up.
We have been living with a completely dysfunctional system for generations now, to a point that once our government officials carve up a good idea to suit their personal agendas, there is nothing left of any legislation that is worth implementing and only seems to become dead weight upon us taxpayers, another uselessly spent billion here, another over there...?
I feel our problems go deeper than the ones I have mentioned. We have inherent differences among our people's views that have us hamstrung so badly that we cannot function, and I'll give you an example: We have been talking about the problem you perceive among the uneducated poor, I think most agree education is the key to overcome this: how can we when we have people in Government calling for budget cuts that have created a steady rise in College tuition rates for the last decade? Our needs and our expectations are not being met, nor will they!
Going deeper into what dives us, is the fact that the social economic problems that we face have meet similar roadblocks that have only served to obstruct the forward progress of these social issues, as another example: CONTRACEPTION, birth control and abortion. You claim these people have ten children and they are all dependent on welfare? Yet the same people that tend to complein about these problems are the same ones that won't endorse any type of preventative measure to help eliminate the problem to begin with!
Have you noticed that the FBI has reported that violent crime is down in all categories for probably the last ten years? Guess why? Contraception! Abortion! That's why! We can't have it both ways! You cannot be against contraception and expect the problem to go away by itself, as though we were talking about acne or something!
Yes, crime has been down consistently for many years and there is no other explanation that makes sense...think about it.
Personally, I think the ones we have to blame for the current anti-contraception campaign are the right wing politicians who have made it their mission in life to make us all adhere to what they perceive as their Christian values....middle aged white men who feel they have a mandate from the Lord to tell women what they can and can't do with their own reproductive systems! These are also the same Politicians who can do absolutely nothing right in Washington because they are too busy stuffing their pockets with special interest monies!
Why do people listen to these inept fools?
I have read this whole thread. Thank You to all that have contributed.
For what it's worth there are people that have worked all their lives, followed the rules, and now find the rules have changed, and they are left out in the cold.
I have "Pride" yet I fear that I may be one of the "Takers" you talk about if I can not feed my familly because of prolonged unemployment... jobs used to come to me, now I feel like a "begger" for a job.
Will it be a living wage? hummm.... Bennies Nope!
I guess my point is... don't put me in the same bag as the bling gals that have 5 kids and are on the take.
I have followed the money and I do see where it has gone... from what I can see the Banks have taken over our government and our lives. Not Good.
DinarDana I Salute You! Hugs Dear.. Wonderful... and a life well spent!
I understand your concern about their future, your eyes are open...
Hugs All Maggie
It is sad when you consider we have worked all our lives and done what's right, and still have mess on our hands. In Spanish we have a saying.."Uno no sabe por quien trabaja" it means: One does not know who he is really working for. It's used to show how after a life time of struggles, one dies, and what legacy you have passed on to your children, winds up in the hands of whom you least expected would get it, generally the one who least deserved the rewards for all your years of toil.
That's our situation here in this contry. The wealthy wind up reaping all the benefits.