Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
Maybe you need to broaden your scope. If government is the problem then we need to get rid of it not make it smaller. I don't think it's that simple though. Corporate greed and the corporate welfare system that has been put in place are at the heart of the problem. I don't think the system is sustainable and I think we should be looking at peaceful options to make things better for everyone. We keep dividing ourselves over the silliest of little differences. We can do so much better in terms of education, healthcare, science, cooperation and in the way that we organize our lives together.
If you have such a problem with lazy people have you considered that lazy people have a problem with the way things are run? How are people to react when they lose their jobs, their homes, their cars while the government bails out the auto industries and the banks? What are you supposed to do if you get a degree only to find out that there are no opportunities available whatsoever? At some point you give up. That's not lazyness that's human nature. These people are expected to give up on their dreams and take ♥♥♥♥ jobs to make ends meet. They're noticing that they're growing in numbers and that things aren't quite right, so they decided to voice their dissatisfaction instead. Good for them and good for everyone!
We don't need to get rid of it. Government is meant to serve a purpose. It's just over reaching in their power, because everyone keeps wanting them to do more and more work for them.
the free market works, when the government stays out of it. no more giving any business money. Let banks fail if they run out of money. Stay out of health care. There is no such thing as too big to fail. The way to "protest" is to not buy their stuff, or buy from someone else.
Lazy people have a problem with how things are run? Sucks for them? As I've said, use the system to your own advantage. Anyone not lazy, can do ANYTHING in this country. I don't care who or what you are. A black man with no real work history, became president. People have gone to become rich, from every single type of existence.
Who told them to have those dreams? Who's fault is it that they were told college will get you a good job? I was told that, and I didn't listen, and I went my own direction. My brothers listened, and even tho they got degrees, they have not used their degrees. They went other directions, and succeeded. We came here with nothing in our pockets. This IS the land of opportunity, no matter what these protestors say.
I wonder what types of degrees these people actually have... hmm.
You lose your home, your car and anything else, when you over reach in your spending. When you buy a house that's too much, and the value goes under, and you have a huge loan. You lose your car the same way. Getting a huge loan, or taking all the equity out of your home, and wasting it. live thrifty, and save money, and you won't come into that type of problem very easily. You have people on this board who live in their vans, and work.
What, are these people to good for that? Are they too good for crap jobs? The people that built the smart phones they all seem to have, work twice as hard as them, and make $3 an hour at best. My dad came here and cleaned up after old people, for $4 an hour, while feeding a family of 5. Don't talk to me about them not wanting to take crap jobs to make ends meat. The cost of living is proportionate to the type of lifestyle you want.