Those Who Do and Those Who Don’t
We are a country made up of those who work hard and want to excel and become successful and those who do not work hard and try to become successful. Success can be defined in a number of ways. I’ll use a modest definition of success, earning a living and being self sufficient, saving a modest amount for a rainy day. This definition could mean you earn $50,000 a year or a $1,000,000 a year. Either way you are self sufficient and you are paying taxes.
Those who don’t may or may not have a job and are not self sufficient. They rely on supplemental support from the government. The government helps pay their rent and helps buy them food. The need for them to work hard to be self sufficient is not very great because the rest of us will work hard for them. Their needs are met from the hard work of those who do.
For those who do, where do they get the incentive or motivation to work hard and become self sufficient? Why do they do it? What do they get from working hard and becoming self sufficient?
There are many answers to each of these questions; most of them follow a similar theme, they are usually taught those qualities at home by their families. They bread winners in their family worked hard and was self sufficient and now they are independent and want to be self sufficient and successful. Taking care of ourselves and our families and providing for the future should be enough incentive for everyone, but obviously it isn’t.
For those who don’t, why don’t they? Why don’t they feel the need to work hard and be self sufficient? The simple answer is that they don’t have to. Government has taught them that regardless of how much effort they put in to supporting themselves they don’t have to be accountable for their own support. Government will take care of them. The only proof that they have to show that they need the help is to ask for it. They don’t have to support themselves because the government wants the rest of us to support them.
For those of you, who don’t agree with that last statement, let me show you why it’s true. In spite of budget deficits and debt ceilings, our government spends millions of dollars a year advertising ways to get government services. The government chooses to spend money we don’t have to encourage people to accept government services. They raise a flag and announce to the world, please come and get some of the money that other people earned. They go far beyond providing a safety net for those in need.
Another indication that the government prefers that individuals don’t support themselves and go to government for support is the system of rewards and punishment. Politicians constantly tell the world that the rich don’t pay their fair share. It’s debatable at what point someone is rich, but it’s clear that hard work, success, and income (self sufficiency) places people in a category identified as selfish and despicable. Hard work and enough income to support yourself and provide for your future needs to be vilified and chastised by elected officials and the mind numb media. The fair share is never defined. The painfully high taxes already paid by those who do are never enough.
Hard work and success puts individuals in a position to give more of what they earn away to be spent by elected officials who can’t support themselves in the private sector. Those who can’t support themselves in the private sector run for public office where the standards are sinfully low enough to accept them and allow them spend other people’s money for their own political gain. Success is punished and hard work is punished.
The inability to be self sufficient is rewarded by government because they constantly provide more services to support those who do not support themselves. The government rewards them for their failure at self sufficiency. The inability to provide shelter, utilities, phone, or food for yourself and your family is rewarded by a government that looks forward to making you dependant on the government.
The government punishes success and rewards failure. The more success you have the more they want to punish you. The more failure you demonstrate the more government want to support you.
Elected government officials at the local, state and federal levels want to have more and more individuals dependant on the government. Their theory is that the more people (voters) dependant on government the more these voters will vote in the elected officials who want o punish success and reward failure. They use the tax money they confiscated form the successful and pay it to the failures and get their votes.
Those who do must vote for leaders who know that success shouldn’t be punished. Those who do are the backbone of this country. Those who don’t drain the resources that are necessary to allow the government to care for the common good, such as national defense, diplomacy and those areas the Constitution identified for our limited government to do for the common good of all voters and tax payers.
Those who do can not keep supporting those who do not!
The government punishes hard work and success while it rewards a lack of success and failure. Why work hard and earn when someone else reaps the benefit of that hard work.
No one in my family will go homeless or go hungry because my family will stick together to help anyone in need. We will even help friends and neighbors in need, but we don’t want to help strangers who don’t try to help themselves.
Vote responsibly and vote for those who want to reward hard work and success!