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Let George do it

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. 

 

Comment balloon 8 commentsKevin Robinson • July 22 2009 08:33AM

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What was the Ronald Reagan quote..."The scariest words in the English language?  I'm from the government and I'm here to help!"

I agree with you on this...

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) almost 10 years ago

Kevin, well said.  The problem is once these people become used to the entitlements, you can never take it back.  It is amazing to me that in a country with so much free education, school loans, scholarships and grants, and entry level jobs, that the poor no longer are willing to get educated and work their way up.  I am totally against the ever rising min. wage and feel it makes for more unemployment. 

How do you take a stand when no one is listening? 

Posted by Sandra White, Experienced Residential Resale Broker (John L Scott Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

People who believe in "HAND OUTS" are not going to change. They're going to continue lining up for the Freebies.  They love FREE. They really believe money does grow from trees. And they DRINK a whole lot of kool-aid.

The welfare system was originally designed to give folks that were down and out, a hand...not a career. It is so SCREWED up.

We're (USA) in a whole lot of hurt with the Admin we now have at the helm.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) almost 10 years ago

Kevin - unfortunately, people are being taught that they are not accountable nor responsible with what they get in government schools and in the media.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) almost 10 years ago

Kevin,

I believe the problem lies with parents who did not teach personal responsibility to there kids.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) almost 10 years ago

For the past 18 months I have been waiting for the government to unleash a real housing and economic stimulus plan, instead all we have seen is bailouts.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie almost 10 years ago

You get the government you elect.  The silent majority is now the silent minority.  The true majority of the people out there either want a handout or are simply apathetic.  Those of us screaming about all these bailouts are being ignored by all the people that want "change."

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

We are raing generations of "entitled" people. Compassion is important but so is getting up dusting your self off and being proud that you found a way through.

"Who are these entitled people and why are they calling themselves Americans?"-Dinah Lee

Posted by Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties) over 9 years ago

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