As I was watching TV last week, Glenn Beck (whether you agree politically with him or not) is doing a series on "we surround them" on principles of life - and he came up with 12 core principles that pretty much everyone can agree on - except for those who are weaselly takers - those who are pretty much slugs.
* Hard Work
* Personal Responsibility
I'd say there's a good portion of people who dont ascribe to these anymore - and those are the 'takers' of society.. those who feel that they deserve to get what is theirs, they deserve to have society support them merely because they're unwilling to get a job, it's *beneath* them to work at McDonalds, or Jack in the Box, or to do menial work. They'd rather sit around in their houses, getting paid for doing nothing, watching cable on their new flatscreen TVs. And yes, the poor in this country are NOT poor. When working people are struggling to make ends meet, and buying store brands, and lower priced goods at the grocery store, you see people with Lone Star cards buying high priced goods and junk at the grocery store. They don't have to worry about their next paycheck.
1 year ago