I, for one, cannot believe the pure hate and indifference amount certain sectors of society. "I have mind, to hell with everyone else."
You justify your evil selfish attitude by "passing" the buck, the blame on to others instead of standing up to the problem, acknowledging it, and finding a workable solution. It's just so much easier and cost effective to ... get someone else to deal with the issues. You people make me want to ...!
You justify your selfish ignores by just putting everyone that's not able, for whatever reasons, to play societies little social games, in to one nice little category---they don't want to work. Their bums. They like being homeless. Oh dear! They just happen to be born in the wrong bed. Well, to bad. Life isn't fair now is it? Such attitudes.
What would your Jesus say about such matters? Oh yes, I remember, something about a rich man entering the kingdom of heaven like a camel can pass through the eye of a needle. I wonder what it was about humanity that gave him that idea.
You conservatives live in the past. You live in a world long ago where things were simpler, the populations were smaller, and there were jobs for people to work at. In todays world, there are far more people in the world; there are far fewer jobs, and technology is taking more and more jobs away from folks. You live in a time when people had to work to survive (slavery). In these modern times, it is just plain stupid to ask people to work at any and every old job just to survive. That is the old industrial revolution ways. I hate to be the one to tell you right-wingers this, but the industrial revolution is on its way out. We are now living in the information age where technology dominates. You cannot ask people today to live by the old rule of 40 or 50 years ago. It is a completely different world.
What we need to be doing instead of trying to perserve the old ways, the old traditions, is using some good common sense and bringing the world population of human beings under control, systematically reducing it; we need to be educating the public and the world, we need to be demanding absolute honesty from our government and especially from business, alike. We need to dismantle organized religion all together---after all, wasn't it your Jesus that said to pray in private and not in public places. Your Jesus was, after all, a very private god.
The point of all this is, we can solve our social/economic problems both here in the US and around the world, but not as long as we fail to evolve and adapt to an ever changing world. One of the very first things that we humans should do is place a 1 or 2 year educational requirement on the marriage institution and stop this allowing just every dick and jane who can scrape together enough money for a marriage license, to start producing children that they have no hope of successfully raising. If we did that one thing, we could reduce the population of people in our jails, prisons, and mental institutions significantly. That would save much of your precious tax dollars and it would, over time, build a better family unit and ultimately better citizens.
So, stop crying about your tax dollares and complaining about those "welfare" people getting something for nothing --- as if that doesn't happen at all levels of our society, and come up with some useful ideas on how to FIX the situation.
Answered By: Bob D1 - 1/13/2009