America, Land of the Free? Home of the Brave? Not anymore, now we are all Entitled!
That pretty much sums up my rant for today! Free, now means, just for being inside the borders of the United States of America, legally or not, you get everything for Free from our Nanny State Government, as long as you do exactly what they say, when they say it, join a union like a mindless zombie, vote for who they want you to, then eat what they want you to eat, drive a battery-powered car, a car built by a company the government owns, and believe what they want you to, like global warming, if you do all of this, and maybe even more, the Free Goodies will keep coming. Freebies that are paid for with everything they can confiscate from anyone that still has it, or print it, making the dollar even more worthless than it was!
Home of the Free used to mean that a person was Free to make their own way, Free of Government Control, sink or swim, it was up to you, that is why you had to be Brave! It was called, Personal Responsibility. Families stuck together, went to church, all because they loved and needed each other, the family was a team. Now, having a new baby just means you get a bigger check, who needs a husband or wife, the government takes care of you! The kids grow up this way, then repeat the process, creating more and more broken families, all dependant on the government, when will it stop? Everybody wants something for nothing!
Personal responsibility means if you fail, TOUGH! If you succeed, it is ALL YOURS! If you want to be charitable, GIVE TO YOUR CHURCH! Then came the Progressives, the Unions, the regulations and the Social Welfare System, like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, Unemployment, Food Stamps and so on. The family and the church were replaced by a Federal Agency of some sort. God, praying, and respecting your country for being great, were removed from the classroom and evolution crawled into the text books like some sort of pond scum growing legs!
Now comes Obamacare, and all these Entitlements together, are killing the budget, our economy, our way of life and not to mention, our integrity. Integrity used to mean something, a man’s word was his bond. Once upon a time if you got sick, you ate chicken soup, now you run to the doctor for the sniffles! If you needed help, it came from your community Church. If a storm destroyed your home or barn, your neighbors came and helped you build a new one, but, todays building codes, and union requirements etc., make this too a thing of the past. The USA now owes more than it takes in, what happens when China comes to collect? We have become a nation of “it’s not my fault” weenies looking for a handout every time we screw up, it is time to take responsibility, own up to your failures and learn from the mistakes, save your marriage, support your own babies, take care of your family, and go to Church!
Some will say that they “earned” their “handout”, and yes, everybody with a job has pitched in to some of these various programs, but, do the math, the return is far greater than the investment. For example, someone has maybe $20 a week taken out of their check, then draws $1,200 a month SSI because they supposedly hurt their back after 6 months on the job, yet they play golf ride a jet ski, or whatever, is this right? Maybe even work on a bogus law-suit with their spare time?
Who pays the biggest part of your unemployment check? The poor sucker of a boss that you used to work for, and extending it to 99 weeks or beyond is an even bigger rip off, so why would this employer want to hire another person who could do the same thing? Additionally, now having to plan for paying for ObamaCare
These are exaggerated examples, but think about it, and picture the little old lady on Social Security, barely surviving on cat food, is that right? When this lady was still working, and paying in to Social Security, was pennies on the dollar, a great return on her investment, for what she gets now, but is still not enough, the system is broken! Obama’s payroll tax cut, takes money from this system that feeds an old lady cat food, what will the next generation of little old ladies eat? Dirt?
Yes, I believe we need a safety net, but it should not be touted as “retirement” as Social Security was. When Social Security was put into place, people did not live long enough to collect! Social Security was and is a Ponzi scheme, and people are living way beyond the days it is designed to protect. There was a time that people were embarrassed to take a government handout, but now we all think we are “Entitled” to something, whether we earned it or not.
We need to revamp our safety net, not add another freebie like ObamaCare, that we have no money to pay for. We need to take the fear of hiring someone off the employers backs. ObamaCare, 99 weeks of unemployment, the proposed additional taxes, maybe a bogus law-suit or two, all add up to these businesses sitting on what they have left, while praying that it does not get even worse and put them out of business. Some of the bigger ones even move to another country where they can avoid the corrupt unions, over taxation, and regulations that eat up all of the profits. Obamanomics are designed to make everyone dependant on government, or their select crony corporations, funded by the government, that they need to keep things running.
Yes, fuzzy math or not the country’s economy is a little better, but this is in spite of Obamanomics, not because of it, the free market works, it you let it. Remove these barriers and things will get better.
If we truly want to be free, we must be brave! Start eliminating waste, remove these broken and outdated programs and replace them, with something like, Personal Responsibility maybe? Stop being cowards, take the step back to freedom, make the government work for you, not support you.