Well I just finished watching this documentary called The One Percent. It was all I could do to sit through it and I had to make myself finish it. What a sham. To sit there for 90 minutes and watch this pompous preppy young man put down the basic principles on what our country has been built upon for 3 centuries got me fired up. Then I had to watch him go to the projects and interview people whose only attribute I could see was an unwillingness to get out. One man was asked "Do you think your kids have a chance to get rich in thhis country?" His response was "Hell no." Well there's the problem right there. Get off your ass and go do something about it. It's not that difficult to get a good earning job. I can spend 15 minutes driving around and point out 20 help wanted signs. Welfare is the problem and all of our country's Depression Era socialist programs that were never meant to be long term institutions.
Welfare, unemployment benefits, social security. These are socialist programs that go against everything our country was built upon. I have no problem with short term unemployment benefits at all. However, having these as long term benefits only encourage the recipient to sit on the couch and do nothing for weeks. And to last month see the Democrats force the unemployment benefitsto be lengthened fired me up. Great! So now these people can sit around longer and live off rest of us hard working Americans. I tell you if the benefits ran out in a month these people will be right out there with a new job and working. instead they get paid to sit around for 3-4 months before having to get a new job.
So back to the documentary....The interviewer asked the founder of Kinko's "Do you want to make millions more dollars?" Well what a stupid question that was. I almost fell off the couch when he asked it. Last I checked that's what capitalism and the American Dream are all about.
What Milton Friedman tried to tell the young man was that without the entrepeneur's of our country creating these companies and products there are no jobs for the lower class. What democrats need to understand is the ramifications of ramping up taxes on the top 1 percent. Do you think these people will just say "thanks here's your tax check." Nope not at all. The money will be recouped from the businesses these people run and to do that the low end jobs will be eliminated. So in fact, taxing the top one percent and funneling these tax dollars into inefficient government programs for the poor will also cut the job market that these people rely upon.
Personally, I have no desire to see people with no drive or desire to get tax dollars for doing nothing and sadly that is what a good section of our population has come to expect. If you don't like your current situation get out there and fix it. Do something about it.