This archived article was written by: Christopher Palo
There is an elephant in the room when it comes to life, and that is that the lazy are prevailing over the hard working. More and more people choose to live off the government because it’s easier, and that’s this generation’s mentality.
Something for nothing. That’s what most young people today want. They are not the Y-generation; they are the give-me generation.
Free school, free clothing and free health care, even free housing. There are government programs that if you don’t make enough money to live in the home you want, you fill out a form and they basically subsidize it for you. If your rent is $1,200 a month but you don’t make enough, they pay what you can’t.
There is a philosophical idea that spread throughout the generations. Perhaps it skipped this generation, or at least most of it. That philosophy is that objects have more meaning if you work for it.
If you work and save, you pour sweat and blood into something. When you
finally get it you know its true value, you know exactly what it took to get that new car, new phone or new house. No one knows that value but you, and because of that knowledge, you take special care of it, you protect it because you do not want your hard work to go in vein.
If something is just given to you, you don’t know what it took to get that object. It was just given to you, there was no work involved and because of that, you disregard it and even treat it poorly because it has no value to you.
The same goes with life. There is something to be said about working hard. It gives you a sense of pride in yourself and you are making a difference in the world, even if it is just being off government assistance programs.
Government assistance programs are not programs that hand out free stuff for nothing. Taxes pay for those programs and those taxes come from someone and that someone is the hard-working-tax payer.
In theory, these programs are good programs, but are being taken advantage of by people who love the idea of living off of the system so they can play and not work. These people give excuses such as: I was born here so I deserve it, or I have to spend time with my kids and can’t work, or I’m using money that would otherwise be spent on war. That last statement is laugh. There hasn’t been a tax increase to cover the two conflicts the United States has been engaged in the last 11 years.
“Contrary to popular belief, no one owes you anything. Get out and earn it.” A slogan on a T-shirt from Rangerup.com, gives an insight into the economy. So many people are worried about the economy and how we are currently over $18 Trillion in debt, according to www.brillig.com. That is a giant number. And it’s only rising, in fact its raising on average $2.40 billion a day.
A large portion of the debt is from the two wars we have been engaged in. But, what about all the assistance programs and the money being pumped into them and the people who get on them often get so comfortable, they never get off of them.
Welfare is a good program for people having a hard time financially, but some have said,” I can’t get a job because I smoke weed and I don’t wanna stop, so I’ll just go on welfare.” It’s that mentality that put us in debt that if you were to spread that debt out to the 300 million people living in the U.S. evenly, including children, each person would be responsible for $56,674.02. that is more than a lot of people make in a year.
A solution to this problem is to find a love in work that the average citizen used to have. The more people off assistance programs the more money the government could put back into the national debt. The government needs to put stricter standards on the assistance programs, like drug testing and actual proof of employment search.
some lazy and apathetic people of this country are bringing it down and the government is not helping. Offering more assistance programs is basically leading the rabbit with a carrot, putting more and more people under the control of the government making these people so reliant on the government so they will vote for anything just to keep their benefits.
Be the better person, work and be proud of yourself. Never be too good for a job. Show this generation that working hard is the right thing to do. We need to take matters into our own hands and fix our problems. Put down the hash pipe, get off your butt and make your own money to buy your own stuff and be proud of yourself.