A Friend of mine sent me a sound clip from a radio talk show. The woman caller was claiming that the Immigration law in Arizona was racist and criminal. She felt that the borders should be open and we should let as many immigrants in as possible and not have any limits. She also claimed that instead of having limits on immigration we should put limits on how much money some people can make. She felt that the talk show host made too much money and that was one of the more serious problems in this country today.
The host asked her how much money she made in a year, and her response was that she was currently taking a welfare check. The host asked her if she realized that he paid her welfare and she objected. “No the president pays my check not you.” She said. When asked where the president got the money to make all those welfare payments she admitted she didn’t know about his personal finances. At one point she said that illegal immigrants send him money to help out. That may be why she thought the borders should be open and we should not limit the number of illegal immigrants in.
How clueless could this citizen be? How many more citizens have such a distorted view of how government works? The concept that more illegal aliens are a good thing and help pay for government excess is so far from reality that it’s painful to listen to. The concept that we must limit how much citizens can make is so destructive that it’s scary to think of how many people believe it.
The country is made up of makers and givers, who earn money and are taxed to provide revenue to the government. It’s also made up of takers who earn less and pay little or no taxes and some even make a profit from those who pay taxes. These are the takers, and we have far too many of them. Many takers feel the rest of us owe them the free check they get from the government. They don’t understand what a drain they are on the economy.
We should have a system to provide a helping hand for some when they need the help. We should not provide a way of life for the takers, just a short term helping hand to provide a safety net to help them land softly when they fall. We shouldn’t provide a way of life for a taker.
On top of the takers we have the wasters, and they’re in elected positions and were actually put in office to look out for the best interests of us, the makers and givers. They spend money in ways that would cause the Founding Fathers to scream and object.
The way things work are that some people earn money and have to pay taxes. That money goes into a general fund that pays all of the government payments. The more money people earn the more revenue the country gets to spend or misspend. Should we punish the earners and make them less likely to make money, then revenues fall and less money goes into the general fund. Money that is spent in ways that do not contribute to the good of the public at large is not available to pay for those things the public needs. Offer a free ride to some people and they will take it rather than to earn their own living and contribute to the general fund. Self Reliance and Independence are a couple of the qualities that makes this Country the Great Country it is.
We need more earners, we need fewer takers, and we need more informed citizens. The Free Market works to the benefit of everyone. Success should be encouraged and rewarded. A helping hand should be just that, short term help to those who need it. We currently have 48% of the taxpayers who DO NOT pay and many of them get a government kick back for not making enough to contribute to the General Fund. More of us should pay, fewer of us should take. Most important the money wasters in elected positions have to be more respectful of the earners and more responsible with our money.
Vote the Bums Out,