It’s amazing how many people that used to feel compassion and wanted to help the poor are now angry. That job has been taken away from ordinary folks, and is now the responsibility of the government. And to pay for it, our taxes are going up, up, up. It doesn’t help that the government runs billboards encouraging people to sign up for disability and other Federal benefit programs, or that lawyers are on T.V. night and day encouraging people to get on disability so they can get back pay for jobs they never had and live the good life till they die on the gold standard of entitlement programs (disability).
Work is so overrated. Why get a job when you don’t have to work? Nobody has to feed themselves anymore, or secure their own housing, or medical care, or phones. It’s an idyllic paradise really. And, the latest thing for those that choose not to work is to wear fleece pajamas out in public, the ultimate statement of “fuck you, I don’t have to work, I don’t even have to get dressed in the morning”. If you haven’t seen people walking around town in their pajamas, you will. Many cities and townships are passing laws banning people from pajamas in public:
“In Louisiana, the commissioner who proposed the recent anti-pajama ordinance told the Wall Street Journal, “The moral fiber in America is dwindling away. What is it going to be tomorrow? Walking around in your underwear?”
When work and producing are punished, and people are rewarded with free everything not to work, society continues to deteriorate. Working sucks! Get on disability while you still can, there is a ton of “no cost to you” stuff to get! Be set for life!
NO, MR. OBAMA, I DON’T HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THE LESS FORTUNATE
President Hopenchange gave his usual message today and with it was heavy with the usual BS about helping the poor. At the risk of sounding like a hard-hearted, greedy, sexy bastid, I’m just about sick of the poor! I consider “the poor” to be those who receive welfare payments, food stamps, Section 8 government housing, and all manner of government programs. You know, the ones with new Nike Air Jordans and brand new iPhone 5′s!
It appears to me the “poor” sure get a lot of things paid for by guys like me! You know, guys with jobs and iPhone 4s who work our guts out trying to not go on food stamps! When is President Obama going to be concerned about me? Oh, on the 12th? That’s good! The 12th of Never! If you remember, white guys don’t even exist in the socialist la-la land of Obama and his foaming at the mouth libtard friends!
Obama said today:
“But most of all, it’s a time to give thanks for each other, and for the incredible bounty we enjoy.
That’s especially important this year. As a nation, we’ve just emerged from a campaign season that was passionate, noisy, and vital to our democracy. But it also required us to make choices – and sometimes those choices led us to focus on what sets us apart instead of what ties us together; on what candidate we support instead of what country we belong to ….
We’re also grateful that this country has always been home to Americans who see these blessings not simply as gifts to enjoy, but as opportunities to give back. Americans who believe we have a responsibility to look out for those less fortunate – to pull each other up and move forward together.”
No, Mr. Obama, my responsibility is to take care of my family and me! The government has MADE it my responsibility to take care of others by the force of a gun you hold to my head. If I don’t pay the heavy tax burden you have placed around my neck, I go to jail. So please save the drama telling me it’s my responsibility to take care of the poor! No, it’s not my responsibility…or at least shouldn’t be. It’s the law!
All that cat can do is redistribute wealth! Like I once heard Walter Williams put it perfectly, if I want to give a bum a dollar from my earnings, that is my right to do so. It’s money I have earned. But I have no right to reach into the wallet of my friend and give that bum a dollar of his earnings. I have not earned that money. So how does the government have the right to do the exact thing? Because they have the guns and will put my ass in prison if I don’t pay up each year.
America under Obama and the Dims has become too focused on the poor. None of the remedies of additional welfare and programs will fix the poverty problem in America. Not that any leftist wants “the poor” to become “the wealthy.” Think of all the lost Democrat voters!
More has to be done to reward performers that add to America rather than dole out our money to those who add nothing but dependency! I am not responsible for anyone being in poverty and I shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of the poor decisions “the poor” have made to remain there. There is no shame being born into poverty. But there is no excuse for doing little to rise above it! Too many on welfare wouldn’t go to work if they got a job as a Playboy photographer! So forgive my lack of compassion for the growing hordes of lazy, unskilled, ignorant welfare mooching hordes who want more from my thin wallet!
Magician Penn Jillette said it along the same lines but far better than I can:
It’s amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.
People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we’re compassionate we’ll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint.
Well, he IS a magician, after all. But he’s exactly right! I’m tired of government looters telling us what OUR responsibility is! Especially libtards. Studies show liberals give less of their own money away than Ebeneezer Scrooge. Like Margaret Thatcher said, “socialists eventually run out of other people’s money to spend.” And they’re quickly running out of mine!
You can weigh in on that if you like. I’d like to hold on to more of what I earn. If I want to help someone, I will. But I won’t ask them or the government for anything!