Note: I'm speaking here about people who are getting aide but who won't put out any effort to improve their situation. I don't mind taxpayers dollars being used to help those who need it, so long as they are trying. I am also a big fan of private and faith based organizations who are doing great things like Nora's "Second Helpings." Contribute all you can to these types.
I have just returned home from our yearly county supervisor workshop. As always most of the sessions were good, a couple were great and a couple were painful for our rears to endure.
I have had a theory that our steady move toward socialism in this country was not working. I think it has spawned a big group of people who feel entitled. "I can't work part time because I'll lose some of my aide." "Did you stop down and get the food stamps and the gas vouchers?
And there is the thinking that, "I've murdered someone so now I have more rights than the victim because you know what?." "I have the best attorney."
After the last three days, I am now sure of that theory.
Let me say first that we must and do help those who can't help themselves. To weed out those who could but won't is the key.
I've heard Hillary claim (In her oft used man-voice) that when she's elected president she will take 10 or 15 billion dollars from the biggest companies to give to the poor. To fix things.
Health care for everyone is the trend now in politics. She and O'bama say we need to spend more money to get votes... er make things better because by golly we can't leave anyone behind. "Gosh darn it, Our country is NOT giving enough money away so VOTE FOR ME!" We'll give you a tax cut. "Didn't pay taxes you say?" Then we'll find someone with money and take it from them and give you their money back. (well that and since there aren't very many rich people they don't have many votes so who cares about them.) They say it's just not fair that there are rich folks out there. McCain is no better.
Well I'm here to tell you that I just listened to the CEO of Nebraskas HHS speak for 45 minutes. She is new, and has been saddled with the chore of trying to reign in an out of control department. She reported to us that her annual budget is nearing 2.5 BILLION. We only have 1.8 million people in the state. (We could find the 50,000 neediest people in our state and write each one a check for $50,000 each year and tell them to hire their own help)
If anyone out there thinks we need to spend more money to fix something you are nuts. Money won't fix our problems.
Taking responsibilty for ourselves and our actions will fix it.
Getting a job, or two, or three will fix it.
Parenting our kids and showing them how parents should act and work and behave will fix it.
The rich pay almost all of our taxes. I'm not one of them. But I like rich people. Without them we are sunk. There are few ways to become wealthy yourself. But one way is to take money from someone who already has it. IE labor, services, and etc.
The rich people give us our jobs, that translates into houses and other retail businesses and whole communities. So lets not tax ourselves out of existence.
Lets cut our HHS budgets in half.
Lets not have kids if we can't take care of them. If we do have kids lets teach them that you win some and you lose some but you must get back up again and fight. Teach them that there will always be someone smarter, faster, richer, and better looking.
Yes Little Jimmy, someone else is better than you. So suck it up and maybe next time you will be the winner. (now back to our regular programming)