Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I thought I was being helpful to those in need - but am I just adding to the benefits received by many of those we would consider as being 'poor'?
There are many hustles being made on the Federal, state and local governments.
The most recent example is the one where people who receive federal aid are eligible to receive a free cell phone.
Is paying for someones cell phone Constitutional?
Does one really need a cell phone to survive?
When did something once considered a luxury become a 'necessity'?
When did the 'poor' having the latest goods become part of our entitlement programs?
The thing that struck me was that many of these under skilled, undereducated ladies had access to goods and services for which other people work.
These women are ready to fight for their 'right' to all the goods these services provide while the whole time they rail against how America treats them poorly.
Many of these elderly women had assisted lift recliners which were paid for by Medicare?
All of them had walkers, canes and scooters which were rarely used or needed.
All of these women thought that they had earned these things.
What ever happened to poor people actually being poor?
When did being poor become so comfortable that there was no longer a need to escape it?
Look around - those who cannot walk use wheelchairs, while those who are too fat or too lazy to walk use scooters.
But if these fat/lazy people walked to the store instead of rode a scooter they would lose weight and be able to walk better.
This is just another example of a government solution causing a bigger problem than the one it was attempting to solve.
Maybe the Tea Party is right.