Posted by Chris in FL on August 14, 2011 at 12:37:13:
IMHO, government has built an entitlement mentality into the American people. Way too many Americans have been trained to think that if I am an American, my government/country owe me a good living. I shouldn’t have to work, or do without - after all, I am an American. I live in the richest country in the world (um, used to be). It is sad to see this mentality so prevalent, but the truth is politicians have been buying votes for so long by giving handouts, that those receiving the handouts have become dependent on them. I don’t think it can be fixed by landlords trying to clean up Section 8… You can’t unite them all to a cause that goes against their financial interests. Section 8, welfare, unemployment, etc., need to be repaired at the government level. NO more free ride. In America, the land of opportunity, you earn your way! True, there needs to be some sort of help/relief for those truly in need, but the free handout everywhere mentality needs to change. Free spending and handouts are a big part of what is bankrupting America. Problem is, it is happening with both political parties. How do you fix it? Answers that have to come from a higher power than me! LOL
I have to laugh at it, to keep from crying. At least I earn my way, and me and my family can prosper (at least so far) in spite of the mess government has made of our country’s finances.
Chris in FL