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The couple pulled up to the gas station pump. Premium gas pump to be exact. The man, well dressed, got out and slid his credit card. As he started to pump the gas, another man yelled "must be nice you (expletive)! The man continued to pump his gas into the brand new shiny Porsche. It is nice.

I just read where the US is ranked by the UN as the 13th best country to live in. Lots of people are  actually happy that we are 13th. It is all over the web. You can just feel the glee in their socialist blogs and articles. To me though, two basic premises come to mind with this ranking.

My first thought is who cares. The UN is a joke anyways, and the whole thing is run by 3rd world dictators and 2nd world losers. Their entire reason for being in the UN is to have us pay for them, and then to explain to any journalist why the US sucks.

My second thought is the reason I wrote the true story above. We, as a country, are turning into what seems to be the most jealous country on Earth. No one can appreciate anothers hard work anymore. People tend to think that if a person has something nice, they must have stolen it or defrauded others to have gotten it. Hard work is becoming something that only "fools" do. Why work hard when someone else should pay for me?

As a nation, our work ethic is seriously becoming impaired. We have people who are able bodied and smart enough to go to work, but who merely sign up for any govt program they can find. Food stamps, welfare, whatever. If the govt will not give it to them, they go live with someone else who does get the free stuff. And when the little bit from the govt is not enough, they clamor for more. Elect someone who will give it to them, not elect those who will make them work.

So when the person who is able to work, but likes the free stuff better, sees the person who has worked all of thier life, worked harder than most, and taken lots of risks, the only response it "must be nice you $%@! 

Jealousy prevails in this country. If we truly are 13th in the world, I offer that it is because of jealousy.  

Comment balloon 8 commentsKevin Robinson • October 07 2009 08:48AM

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Great post...thanks for making it rain!!!

Posted by Jeremy K. Frost, Associate Broker, CNE, CRS, ePro, PSA (Keller Williams Realty) over 9 years ago

And that is a byproduct of socialism.  Everybody is the same, nobody can be different.  The government dictates how we can live, unless, of course, you're part of the cadre.

 

Posted by Mick Michaud, Your Texas Lifestyle is Here! (Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107) over 9 years ago

Kevin, We have raised a society of "gimmees".  Health care reform has been manufactured into a national "crisis".  No one disagrees that changes should be made.  Overhauling for a few is not Democratic nor is it the solution. 

Creating the welfare state is necessary to promote the socialist agenda.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin over 9 years ago

Greetings from RainCamp.  And I always thought the J word was Janna!  God bless America!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 9 years ago

Well, if we are 13th than those who care to move to the other twelve "better" countries can be my guest!

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

I can think of three or four people right off the bat that would improve America as a place to live  just by moving.

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 9 years ago

Kevin,  Thanks for the story.  Unreal, huh?  No work ethic is right!

Posted by John Hersey, e-PRO Realtor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty) over 9 years ago

It is the half of the people in this country who do not have any ambitions or creativity, and who  just want to be taken care of who will keep voting for this socialism.  I don't see any chance of un-doing all this.  California is a good forcast of what our nation will look like very soon.

Posted by Sandra White, Experienced Residential Resale Broker (John L Scott Real Estate) over 9 years ago

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