Amanda Clayton won a million dollars in the Michigan lottery and netted just over $700,000 after taxes. She bought herself a new house so now she has two. But guess what, she still uses food stamps to pay for groceries. And she's okay with that because she's not working and times are tough for her. What's wrong with this picture?
This is America for you.
Yes, safety nets are nice, but having safety nets means you end up having people using them when they don't need them.
People in America complain about how hard times are, when they still have new electronics, a $800/month car payment(instead of buying a $3000 used car), a $250,000 house, when they could rent for cheaper, iphone, ipad, they eat out...
I've run across some tough times. At one point we sold all our furniture, including our bed(slept on an air mattress), all electronics, my guitar, our microwave, and every other little thing we could, to make it through. Those things, if they exist in governmental form, should only be there for those who are truly, truly 100% in need.
But that's just it. The liberals have enabled the majority of the population to have this entitlement mentality. Even though times are tough for everybody there is no shame in taking government money even though you have a lot yourself. There's this disconnect about making choices between what they can afford and what lifestyle they should enjoy. Lower class women have kids and don't even ponder whether they can financially afford to have children because they know that the government will give them money. As one thread said, it's really slavery in disguise.
America really needs a root-deep change in its knowledge and expectations.
In large part, I blame our educational system. Real life skills aren't covered. Morality, sadly, isn't covered(our nation was founded not on Christianity, but on Judeo-Christian morals). We waste so many teaching opportunities, and if the parents don't do it the children don't learn it.
I was lucky. My dad told me before I went to college how much money he has spent in his life on interest. I was astonished. So, I vowed to avoid credit and debt as far as I was capable, and it has allowed us to live a lifestyle that otherwise wouldn't be possible at our income level.
Expectations are too high in America. Our grandparents didn't expect to have a large new house on credit right out of college, or a new car, or all the fancy luxuries.... it saddens me.
Well, we'll see more pain. The economy isn't recovering as much as the Obama nutters would like to spin it. The self-employed and the rich are refusing to pay more taxes by not hiring people or not growing their business. Good on them, it's stupid to work so hard so others could enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Yeah, I wish we could know the true unemployment rate... we shouldn't take people off the list because their benefits run out or they stop trying to find work.
I really think that Romney is the best chance our country has at economic recovery. Whether or not he ends up acting like a bought politician or a great leader(assuming he wins) remains to be seen, but I've got my fingers crossed.
Just in case though, I've got a plane ticket outta here too
She must have been very disturbed by that huge amount of cash the taxman received out of what would have been her money. This lady is a good example of what being a parasite to the public looks like.
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