Originally Posted by ckblv
The only, " monetary fanaticism" I see is by the greedy, CEO's, Wall Street and Politicians that are robbing the American taxpayers.
So, we shouldn't care? We shouldn't complain? We should just roll over and suck it up?
I don't worship money, far from it, but it is my money, I do work for it and my charitable donations are ten times that of our illustrious Vice President. I want to help who I want to help and it sure isn't people that wouldn't work for a living if you handed them a job on a silver platter, and there are hundreds of thousands of those dead beats living on the dole in America and no, I don't want my money going to them and I am not ashamed to say that.
I understand what you are saying. It reminds me of a town job I had. The mayor mandated that everyone had to have funds deducted from their paycheck to go to the United Way. I thought that was unfair. I should be in charge of where my charity dollars go.
That being said, how do you know that with the system you propose that everyone who genuinely needs help will get it? For instance, say we have 4 such groups. The indigent elderly, the unwanted animals, the homeless, the severly sick. Say that funding these groups was in the hands of the public rather than the government. We each
actually got to decide who was worthy. If 40% of contributions went to the elderly, 30% to the animals, and 25% to the homeless, sick people would have to make due with 5%. There has to be a way to distribute funds so that all the genuinely needy
Some deadbeats absolutely slip through the cracks. Something needs to be done to correct that problem.
The number of people really in need is growing every day. My husband first lost his health insurance, then his hours were cut, then the place he worked for closed down. He recently applied at a place that got approx 500 applications for one position. He has applied for every kind of job he feels remotely qualified for. He is getting depressed and feels like he's not even good enough to sweep floors.
The place I work is struggling. I never thought I had to be concerned about a job. I am 49 and have never been without a job for longer than one week my whole adult life. I used to think that the only people who were unemployed were those who didn't want to work.
A married couple I know are both unemployed. 2 1/2 years ago they each had good jobs. The husband recently had to choose between keeping the lights on and renewing his driver's license.
Sorry, I'm going on and on. Someone else (sorry I forget who and I'm on a roll now.
) said that Obama is overblowing the situation. I have to disagree.