Why do some Americans believe that it is the government's job to rescue them & to give them a comfortable life? Why do so poor Americans feel that they are entitled to education, health care, housing, & the other amenities of life? I remember that if one wanted these things, one must PAY for them. No one is entitled to anything. If one can't afford to do something, suck it up & do without until one's circumstances change. What causes people to act irresponsibly in terms of their own & their children's circumstances? Enough is ENOUGH! It isn't the government's job to provide a better socioeconomic life & amenities, it is up to the individual to do that for himself/herself & his/her family! Time for the handouts to END!
You are quite mistaken. Just ask any liberal that is fighting to expand, not end or even limit, those handouts that people think they are entitled to because they exist.
Couldn't agree with you more. Sadly, the US is being overtaken by a "you owe me" mentality, and the infection won't go away. We've held it back for a while, but there are too many holes in the dike now.
Exactly, people do have this infantile, entitlement premise. It is up to the individual to provide & look after himself/herself & his/her family. People have to learn responsibility. They have to be educated & have jobs that are lucrative. They also have to save & invest for their futures. It is not up to the government to create jobs- the individual has to look for a job, even create one himself/herself(entrepreneurship). People are afraid to do for themselves, it seems. Sadly, most people have a SLAVE mentality!
Exactly. There are people who don't believe in taking responsibility nor being accountable. They act foolhardy & mindlessly. They aren't forward thinking at all. They think & act for the moment. This really incenses me. People have to ACT & DO better!
People now are basically the same as people have always been. But actually, it is the job of the government to protect and rescue those in need. That is why we have benefits, and FEMA, and fire stations, and police and so forth.
Well said, psyche! Some seem to think we shouldn't help our fellow citizens in their time of need. Not very Xtian of them..
The government isn't mommy or daddy. It isn't the government's job to assist nor rescue people. It is up to the individual to be solvent & provide for himself/herself & his/her family. America is not a nanny state(not yet at least). Expecting the government to provide for us is an immature act. Mature people PROVIDE for themselves & for their families. They have safeguards to do this. They CREATE their lives-they don't expect the government to do this! The government isn't our parents. When will people GROW UP & take RESPONSIBILITY?! No one owes anyone anything except oneself!
Of course it is the governments job to rescue people in need, what else are they for? To turn taxes into steak dinners?
People who want to help the less fortunate are the ones who don't get what you are saying, gmwilliams. They think you are cold hearted and selfish. They think you don't care about the plight of those less fortunate. They dream of a world where there is more equality of outcome. They forget we have equality of opportunity. They forget it is up to each one of us to make the best of the opportunities which are truly there for all. If someone believes he is at some sort of disadvantage, it is only a negative mindset. Who took on that negative mindset?
Not those who have positive ones! Just turn your dial and presto, you are just as capable and talented as anyone else. Of course, one must work on becoming good at something which will benefit mankind and the people in your community and world.
As Al Green sings,
If you are only promised a day, you might as well
Teachers and parents must contribute in inspiring positive mind-sets in their children and students.
The question is:
These lyrics are so perfect:
This is so true. Unfortunately, teachers & parents prejudge their children based upon their preferences, likes, & dislikes. There are teachers who find more independent, adventurous children as unmanageable as do parents. They prefer children to toll their particular construct.
This will change, but when? How long must we wait? 'Till summer time comes 'round once again?
I have never seen such a self-serving, holier-than-thou attitude in my life.
For a bunch of people who feel they have a God on their side, no wonder your country is poised to be flushed down the gurgler.
I am not standing up for people who abuse the system, but those who are abused BY the system of "money matters most and I want more of it, more than my fair share."
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