For analytical thinkers only, if people were more responsible & accountable, there would be less social & welfare programs. Regarding the issue of social security, if people wisely invested & saved their monies, there wouldn't be a need for social security. The government has no place in affairs which people can handle themselves-this includes health care. The government should be as streamlined as possible. The government should enforce laws & standards. The government doesn't exist to take care of people who ought to be able to take care of themselves & their families. If people took care of themselves & be more responsible, governmental social, welfare, & health programs would be at the minimum level(for truly indigent people through no fault of their own or for those who fall on temporary hard times). Do you agree w/this premise?
You make it sound so easy. That would be nice if there was a way to take care of ourselves without government intervention. The problem with that is how the system provide jobs for government to help people. During hard times before WW1, there was this dream of families having 40 acres and a mule. Only a small percentage of indigenous people was rewarded. Why, might I asked? Because some sold what little they accumulated and migrated to the North. Others wanted more, and the industry bought up land to build factories. Yes, land was used for production, but also to bring jobs and to build communities.
So, are you suggesting an opportunity exists to reach a certain standard of living for anyone whose willing to work hard for it?
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