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Updated on October 10, 2011

So I've taken notice to the people who have been going around the country protesting and decrying their poverty stricken situation. I must say that I find it amusing to see a bunch of people in one of the richest country's in the world lamenting their obviously destitute situation, and can't help but think that the country's with real problems are looking at us like were a bunch of fat, lazy, ingrates, who don't have a thing to complain about.

Perhaps it's all the sad music that the kids are listening to that spark intense emotions to an audience that can empathize so well with them as they plop down on the freshly cleaned bed that their moms just made for them and cranked up the 500 amp stereo system that their daddy's bought them for their birthdays.

Don't get me wrong, I used to listen to Pappa Roach and Korn and all the crap in between until the day came when I realized that my life was nothing like the hard road that those drugged out crybabies were describing. So I took all that junk and scrapped it, and what do you know, I was cured from the new American tradition of unsubstantiated apathy.

Spend it like you stole it

I just think about all of those poor average American brats who try to get through the day after having watched Paris Hilton on their HDTV's dropping $1,700 on a hand bag, or when they see the Kardascians dropping millions of dollars on their extravagant wedding plans, and these poor souls have to walk around in public with their Walmart special $19.95 backpacks. No wonder we are up to our ears in debt!!! how could anyone possibly keep up?!! After all "it's your money, use it when you need it." says the sales pitch at J.G. Wentworth.

The operative word is "need" with the check cashing companies., because your friends, the money lenders, know that there are times when the average working class American needs to splurge a little. So forget about the crippling debt that you are accruing on the country and your posterity for generations to come, and get those jet skis now before the summer ends! Because you need it now, you just can't live without it.........

Oh so poor......

Now don't get me wrong It's tough to be an American these days and probably tougher than it ever has been. I mean honestly when you walk into a classroom and the teacher has a drop box posted at the front door for cell phones, pagers, I pods, blackberries and other expensive gadgets that distract from the learning process you know there's an infrastructural problem that goes to the core. No I'm not talking about the parents, it has to be the banks and politicians that are causing all the failures in the field of learning.

Just look at this poor Law student who's parents lost their home to a bank, Oh wait, no they didn't. He lied, his parents are independently wealthy, they only have $60,000 left to pay on their $500,000 house, but I'm sure they are going through some financial difficulties as they are trying to send their poverty stricken son to LAW SCHOOL!!!

Read this book if you really think it's that bad now.
Read this book if you really think it's that bad now.

We had everything but money

Now I think that a little perspective should be brought into play. In our grandparents day there was this thing called the depression. Things were actually bad for the country, people lived in real poverty. Many people slept in cold shacks with no electricity they learned to farm and make what little money they had stretch out. The common mode of thought was to avoid being on welfare. It was actually an embarrassing thing. If you were on welfare your name was printed in the local newspaper as a recipient and people looked down on it. In those days welfare was regarded as a last resort, now it's so mishandled that it taps into our social security, and increases the power in government spending.

Yes the depression was a time of financial difficulty and as a result Roosevelt proposed a "new deal" for the country, but not everyone thought it was a good deal. I think most people would agree that it was the American work ethic that got us out of the depression, not a bunch of people whining at the government asking for handouts. People saved their money instead of opening credit lines so they could buy a bunch of crap they didn't need.

Starving people in America
Starving people in America

Go to work

So you want to blame the banks, you want to blame society, or the rich people? Lets not take into account the fact that the top 1% pays for over 40% of this nations taxes, and that the lower 50% doesn't even pay taxes at all!!! But go ahead and keep thinking that they need to pay more to a government that can't ever account for the billions of dollars it wastes on an annual basis, after all they can print more of it if they get into a jam.

How about taking a look at yourself first? How about hunkering down and saving some money for a change? You can live without some luxuries like that high powered television that keeps telling you to buy more and save less. Get off your back side and go help someone else for a change, work to better yourself. Use your time to do something productive besides sitting around playing video games trying to kill the most monsters, or driving your car off the road while trying to text your BFF. Quit complaining about things when there are people out there who have got it way worse than you do.


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      bambamnpebbles 6 years ago from Iowa

      I could care less about money. My children work hard. Even the Bible (not to be attacked!) says that a man shall not eat if he does not work. Nothing makes me more angry than money. People who have it waste it, people who don't hate people who do and steal and fight. Do you know how many homeless we could feed with the money some people spend on a pair of pants?? Parents push their children off and give them Nintendos to play. Ugh, this world is horrible anymore. If you want something, fight for it. If you have children, fight for them!

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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      Sheri, I believe it. The test scores show it, parents want you to be not just their kid's teacher but their babysitter.

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      SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

      I teach in a public school, and I can fully attest to the FACT that too many parents are not even interested in what their kids are doing so long as they are not bothering them. We had parent-teacher conferences yesterday, out of the 150 kids I have daily, only NINE parents wanted a conference!! People need to take personal responsibility and stop worrying about what everybody else is doing!

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      Onusonus 6 years ago from washington

      That's what I'm talking about! Forget about the "keeping up with the Jones's" attitude and worry about staying afloat.

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      ruffridyer 6 years ago from Dayton, ohio

      I agree with your hub %100. My parents went through the depression and held us kids to a No-Nonsense work ethic. If we wanted to buy something than work for it, if you can't afford it go without. If someone has more money than you so what? Being richer doesn't make you Better.