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Is The Government Your Sugar Daddy?

Updated on October 28, 2012

Is This What Government Is For?

I now understand why I gave up reading the newspapers and watching the news. After looking at these forms of media, I get a crazy and just have to write these types of hubs to get my frustration off my chest!

It is only about a week away from the 2012 Presidential elections and now that the President has wasted 2 years of his 4 year term campaigning, every special interest, entitlement group, and save the whatever groups are coming out of the woodwork to voice their opinion.

What really got me going was an article from a young American girl, aged 21. The title was "Women need access to birth control". In it, she expressed that it costs $50 per month for her birth control pills. Now, she faced a dilemma in that she has to make a choice between buying her textbooks and buying birth control!

After all, she expressed that:

1.) Birth control is vital to her health
2.) Birth control is an essential (you know - like food!)
3.) It's crucial for our lawmakers to step to the plate to make birth control affordable.

She also pointed out that she attends a very expensive private college and feels sorry for less fortunate women who have to make choices when buying birth control.

Maybe all the lawmakers should spend their time teaching people what is essential or what is a need vs a want.

Now I believe that most people in America have lost sight of what is the real responsibility of government. Back in the early days, the only role of government was to provide for the military and make sure law and order was in place. No where in the Constitution did it say that the government was responsible for birth least I do not think so!

Life is a series of priority choices. We all make these choices every day based on primarily the amount of money in our bank accounts. The minute we start complaining that we do not have enough money for something and look to the government to solve it, is the day we become a nation of leeches. Yes, I believe that is a powerful word. I see it constantly, especially around election time.

Please Mr President, fix my situation! It’s unfair that I cannot get a new house or a new car. You should give more money to this fund or that fund! Oh, and what about the golden cow - gas prices! Saw it on the news today. A panel of “experts” were blaming President Obama for the high gas prices. They are $2 more per gallon now than when he was voted in. Oh my! He will not get elected now! Like Romney getting elected will bring them down, right???

Whatever happened to supply and demand? Economic balancing? You know, the stuff that 21 year old is learning in her private college that she will never care about because the government is supposed to take care of that!

Just like they are to take care of Social Security! That fund began as a way to take care of indigent and disabled people ONLY! Now it has become the primary retirement fund for most people and is (on paper and in reality) broke! How will that keep going when our government is 16 TRILLION dollars in debt?

And Americans keep going to the government for money! That’s like going to your broke neighbor to get a loan. Oh yeah, let me just go out back and print some money for you!

The only way America will get out of “this economy” is to have people realize that they are the ONLY ones responsible for their welfare.

If you can’t afford birth control, don’t have sex!
If you can’t afford a house, rent!
If you can’t afford a car, take the bus!

If you are tired of not being able to afford certain things, learn how to make more money. There are so many ways to do that. I am sure I will have angered some people. Make a comment. Let’s have a chat!


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    • createmyeconomy profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA, Australia

      Thanks for the comment! my_girl_sara! It's amazing more comments are not being made!

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      Cynthia Lyerly 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Amen! I think those people who are voting for Obama ARE secretly hoping he will pay for every bill they have. So sad. Our schools have failed to teach kids about the aspects that have made America great.


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