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  • Rev. Meek's Class Envy...

    When discussing this current news piece with a co-worker.. the following thoughts came to mind.

    We have to all be honest with each other in the fact that the vast majority of those receiving government (our tax money) aid have been doing so for several decades, if not generations.

    Welfare and the such were never meant to be cradle to the grave solutions nor should they be. Another issue stems from how some people adhere to the ill standpoint that government is or should be a father figure.

    It should not be.

    It does not take a village to raise a child properly, it takes a family. But many people would rather give government all of their responsibilities because they seem to think government has the track record to properly do so.

    For some in our nation their political reality is that those who become successful are to be reviled and punished with oppressive and confiscatory taxation.

    Worse, they are to be considered the enemy of working men and women who are portrayed as conspiring to ruin the lives of average Americans.

    It never occurs to the class warfare specialists that rich people got that way generally because they work hard and take enormous risks. And as I often remind them, and remind you, I've never been hired by a poor person.

    These class envy individuals are farther away than ever from the words of President Lincoln who said, "You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."

    Everything some people stand for today is the polar opposite of this guiding American principle.

    It's a telling sign when it seems that our national symbol should be replaced. At our current pace, it will no longer be apt for it to be an American eagle. But instead a sow, a pig, that is being suckled by so many interests that it is being run dry.

    There is nothing wrong with having social programs and such designed to help those in need. For it may one day be you or me. But history has shown that the private sector, the religious sector, the non-profit sector has always done a better job in doing so than a government entity.

    To end, I do want to highlight a little side of this coin that many seem to ignore or simply are unaware of.

    I remember years ago during my volunteer time at a local church food pantry on the city's north side how many of those that would come for free trunk loads of groceries and goods would do so wearing the latest gym shoes and clothes.

    Driving luxury cars and SUV's "blinged" out with rims that cost more than both of my families used cars.

    Yet these individuals came in week after week to get goods that were paid for by our tax dollars. Blabbing on their trendy cell phones with their kids in their backseat watching the latest DVD on their vehicle player.

    I recall present day people we know that purposely do not get married, have their homes registered in their kids names, and a slew of other bogus ventures - all so that they can get Section-8 housing, receive LINK, and other benefits the working class never get because, well, they are responsible with their lives and their finances.

    I also recall those that have bought the Hollywood lie and live well above their means - and because of that - are in debt and not able to "make ends meet".

    But then again.. what do I know when I am the guy that will be waking up tomorrow at 4:50 AM for another 16 hour day. How dare I question those that purposely scam the system so that they can continue "laying low in the weeds.."

    For my class envy people out there - do not worry. Me and the rest of those that take responsibility for their lives will have taxes taken out of our checks come payday to support those that know they don't have to.
    Last edited by rolt; 09-02-2008, 07:18 PM.

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    Originally posted by rolt View Post
    When discussion this current news piece with a co-worker.. the following thoughts came to mind....

    For my class envy people out there - do not worry. Me and the rest of those that take responsibility for their lives will have taxes taken out of our checks come payday to support those that know they don't have to.
    +1

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    • #3
      amen brutha
      Inmate: Why y'all treat us like criminals
      Me: you really want an answer to that
      Inmate: Man thats crazy CO

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      • #4
        well said.
        "Silence! I Kill You!"

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        • #5
          I stand up and applaud your post my friend!

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          • #6
            The rich are here to get richer. Most did not work hard. The majority of wealth in this country is inherited. I applaud those entrepeneurs that did work hard and did take risks.

            The middle class is here to do all the work and pay all the taxes.

            The poor are here to scare the middle class. The thought of being poor keeps us working.

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            • #7
              nice, but lonnngnggngngggg
              “One person can make a difference and every person should try.” JFKsigpic

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rolt View Post
                When discussing this current news piece with a co-worker.


                Is this what you do at work? Discuss current news events?

                Where do i put in for my transfer?


                Amen Brother

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jail Guard7160 View Post
                  Is this what you do at work? Discuss current news events?

                  Where do i put in for my transfer?


                  Amen Brother
                  Ha ha.. heck, we would do that even in my old division. All depends on whether you hang out with the "normal" officers or the slugs.

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                  • #10
                    Rolt, well said .
                    Last edited by gundog; 09-04-2008, 10:25 AM.
                    Remember 9/11! No dog compares to a Wirehair!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rolt View Post
                      But then again.. what do I know when I am the guy that will be waking up tomorrow at 4:50 AM for another 16 hour day. How dare I question those that purposely scam the system so that they can continue "laying low in the weeds.."

                      For my class envy people out there - do not worry. Me and the rest of those that take responsibility for their lives will have taxes taken out of our checks come payday to support those that know they don't have to.
                      Uh.....16 hour work days? sorry but I have to call bull**** on that. Otherwise I agree.
                      JG til the World Blow up

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JGtiltheworld View Post
                        Uh.....16 hour work days? sorry but I have to call bull**** on that. Otherwise I agree.
                        Nope, no BS.

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                        • #13
                          I am with you 100%. I am a strong believer in personal responsibility.

                          I should note however that even the hardest workers at times fall on bad luck in life. My mother, who worked full-time for 30+ years, suffered an injury and now faces disability. She has been unable to work due to severe pain.

                          I need to make sure that those who are truly in need, like her, get help from somewhere.
                          What is Perseverance?
                          -Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
                          -Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.
                          -PERSEVERANCE IS TRYING AGAIN AND AGAIN.


                          BOP - BPA - ICE

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JGtiltheworld View Post
                            Uh.....16 hour work days? sorry but I have to call bull**** on that. Otherwise I agree.
                            I have worked a many 16-18 hour days, how is that BS?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MetalBeldo View Post
                              I have worked a many 16-18 hour days, how is that BS?
                              I took it to mean he works it everyday. Now go back on your cross meathead
                              JG til the World Blow up

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