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Why do we ask government for help?

  1. SportsBetter profile image78
    SportsBetterposted 5 years ago

    Why do we ask government for help?

    The point of The Constitution was to restrain the power of government.  Today we want to give more power to the government.  Really the more power we give them, the worse things get for the people.  I am curious, why are people still looking towards government for solutions?  Government solutions cause more problems. The problem isn't the corporations, it is the govt helping the corporations. Corporations are the ones who write the regulations.  Corporations benefit from regulations because it eliminates competition, thus all the problems we see. Then govt explains, we need more regulations.

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  2. Dr Billy Kidd profile image93
    Dr Billy Kiddposted 5 years ago

    I really like the cop cars that patrol my neighborhood and push the gangbangers back to a mile up the road. That way I don't have to carry a gun whiile I'm on my property just going about my business.

    I don't want another bin Laden bombing N.Y., so I'm glad people are working aginst that.

    Government research solves a lot of problem and creates some amazing things, like the internet we're using.

    I want better public transportation. When I'm in Europe I really don't have to drive in the major cities. I'd like that here.

    I'd also like the government support for universities. I like education. I couldn't write this without having gone go school. We need more Asian style schools which actually raise IQs. The urban myth that universities are hotbeds of socialism is nonsense. Just please show me even one example.

    We need someone to figure out why it's a family value to hate people like me who desire these things. I think that individualism has mutated into self-obsession, so I guess all the brave individuals here will say I'm full of it in wanting government to keep the gangs off my back, the bin Ladens killed, more hotter computers and for the U.S. to win the ongoing cyberwar.

  3. SportsBetter profile image78
    SportsBetterposted 5 years ago

    Why do we ask government for help? The point of The Constitution was to restrain the power of government. Today we want to give more power to the government. Really the more power we give them, the worse things get for the people. I am curious, why are people still looking towards government for solutions? Government solutions cause more problems. The problem isn't the corporations, it is the govt helping the corporations. Corporations are the ones who write the regulations. Corporations benefit read more

    1. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My Response to Dr Billy Kidd was too long, So I turned it into a hub.  Check it out on the link above.

  4. ChitrangadaSharan profile image54
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    We look towards the govt. for help because we voted them to power. They are people's representative and they have been empowered with the system to solve people's problem. Now that is another thing that as soon as they come to power, they tend to become irresponsible and sometimes corrupt. If there is will , they can do a lot for the general public.

    1. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It isn't the federal governments job to help us find jobs, provide welfare. If anything it is up to the individual or at the very most state government.

  5. Ms Dee profile image88
    Ms Deeposted 5 years ago

    Back when the Constitution was written, people didn't have the expectation we see today of entitlement. They wanted to freely provide for themselves and believed government 'help' was charity that was embarrassing to receive. Receiving 'charity' from the government back then meant you were not a responsible, able person. It said to others that you could not take care of yourself and your family. That very highly valued sense of making it on your own without 'charity' has been gradually lost more and more over the decades.

    1. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Do you feel like we we accept socialism more today?

    2. Dr Billy Kidd profile image93
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I worked with mental patients. One schizophrenic would go to the local hospital and apply to be a psychiatrist every 6 months. That's how inbred the desire to work is. I don't call it charity when the government helps prepare people for jobs.

    3. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It isn't the governments job to help prepare people for jobs. That is the individuals job to decide to go to school or get training on the job.  Besides why would I want someone who can't do their own job to give me advice.

    4. Ms Dee profile image88
      Ms Deeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "Do you feel like we we accept socialism more today?" Part of the country does. My impression is that more do not.

    5. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, but I do feel like we are more socialist now then we ever were.

    6. Ms Dee profile image88
      Ms Deeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, definitely more than we ever have been.

  6. nikki_m profile image82
    nikki_mposted 5 years ago

    There are a lot of reasons we ask the government for help, but I think it all boils down to the fact that we, as a society, think that the government really is there to do these things, rather than to protect and serve. We think that it is the government's job to provide us with health care, transportation, free schooling, food, and work. 

    I actually wrote a Hub a while back about our country's tendency towards becoming a "nanny-state" (although that Hub is more of a satirical rendition of this answer). My own personal conclusion as to why we are moving towards that is because we are taking less and less responsibility for ourselves and our fellow man, and making a crutch out of the government to make up the difference. Whether or not we're too far to turn back is another question.

    1. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting, I feel we are moving to the nanny state as well.  People are taught that they are entitled to these services. Your right we are taking less responsibility, but I feel the govt forces it on us. They want our tax money.

  7. Ella Quirk profile image76
    Ella Quirkposted 5 years ago

    A certain amount of regulation is essential because the free market is profit driven first and foremost and if left unfettered is apt to neglect the human equation. Governments are left to pick up the problems the free market doesn't want to deal with because there's no money in it.

    Government is not perfect, that's for sure but If you want to know what society was like without the the so-called 'nanny state', turn the clock back to the nineteenth century and have a look at the poorhouses, exploited labour, widows dying on the streets (because their was no welfare) and many more horrors.

    1. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The regulations are written by the corporations to eliminate competition.  The real monopoly is is government helping big business. Government looks out for their pockets not the public. Welfare creates more people to be dependent.

  8. IDONO profile image83
    IDONOposted 5 years ago

    Because as somewhat intelligent American citizens, we have learned that our government has perfected the art of "robbing Peter to pay Paul".

    1. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, and they aren't the first government to do it.  I think it sounds more like robbing peter, keeping most of the money, and giving a small portion to Paul.  Seems like it's working, ha!.

  9. sethpowers profile image69
    sethpowersposted 5 years ago

    It doesn't necessarily help to speak in sweeping generalizations, but I see your point. The fact of the matter is that people ask the government for help because they can. And why not, if someone else can solve your problems for you, that is surely better (read: easier) than you having to find and implement your own solutions. The government, as a whole, tries to fix problems because it believes it is expected to when, in reality, the unwieldy, inefficient government is wholly incapable of solving the problems of the individual.

    The government is made up of people like you and me and, as such, it is susceptible to the same vulnerabilities that we are like greed, partiality, and, most of all, ignorance. Corporations have more influence simply because they have more power (read: money), so they will naturally support ideals that suit their best interests, just as you or I pursue ideals that suit our best interests. The only difference is we have a limited amount of power.

    I'm not sure if more government control is the answer, in all likelihood, it is not, as more government means more susceptibility to corruption. However, if you would like to make a change, you have two options. Work as hard as you can to ascertain power (i.e. wealth), or let go and understand that you don't control anything but yourself (much like those big corporations don't really control anything substantial like you believe they do). If you can learn to operate within the confines of the latter, you will be much better off and much happier because you will understand that many things around you are out of your control allowing you to appreciate those things in your life that have true meaning.

    1. SportsBetter profile image78
      SportsBetterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very nice answer, I agree I know there isn't much I can do.  I was just curious of others opinions. You absolutely correct though, government values come from who provides the most money.

    2. sethpowers profile image69
      sethpowersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Totally.

 
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