Need money? Get a job or start a business. No. Go on welfare of some type.
Need food? Get a job, start a business, or grow your own food. No. Get food stamps.
Need healthcare? Get a job with benefits or simply buy your own. No. Get government run healthcare.
Business failing? Work harder. Advertise more. Build a better mousetrap. No. Take government assistance.
Can't pay your mortgage? Get a second job. No. You know the answer.
When did we become so inept? America used to be full of rugged individuals who would get the job done and take care of themselves, no matter what. Now we seem to be full of helpless people who just can't do anything without the governments help.
It seems that for every possible problem in our lives, the fix is supposed to come from the government. Instead of us actually attempting to correct the problem ourselves, we are told to rely on something that is paid for by others. There are two major problems inherent in this line of thinking.
The problems that we fix (rather try to fix) through government, cost money. Period. Every problem that we attempt to fix adds more cost to keeping our government afloat. How much more cost do we want to add?
As more and more people buy into the government help motif, the pool of people paying for the government assistance continues to shrink. Less productive people paying for more inept people. How far do we want to take this?
If we keep heading down the road towards complete government assistance in our lives, we are in big trouble. Anyone who cannot see that is either not paying attention or a complete believer in utopia.
Now is the time to take a stand.