Someone posted on Facebook the audio clip of a very smug woman who called in to accuse those of us who work for a living of doing so just so we could “preach” about how morally superior we are. Not because we take pride in our work, or maybe actually enjoy working. No, just so we could moralize about ourselves and compare ourselves favorably to people like her, a second-generation welfare recipient who makes no bones about bragging on her lifestyle, even going so far as to ask, “If someone offered you a million dollars, wouldn’t you take it?”
Here’s the clip.
There are so many things wrong here that it’s hard to know where to start. I am simply flabbergasted that someone who rarely, if ever, considers actually earning her money is trying to take the moral high ground. The only thing she says that bears some truth is that the government actually makes it really hard for you to go off welfare once you’re on it. Yes, that’s true. The whole idea is to create a society that depends on Big Brother to hand you your daily crust of bread.
Don’t people like this woman ever think about what would happen if all the saps and suckers like me would just simply refuse to pay taxes? See, she has chosen to be on welfare for life; I, on the other hand, have no choice about paying the taxes necessary to keep her there. If I refuse to pay, I’ll go to jail. If she refuses to work, she’s rewarded with $1300 per month of freebies–including her Obamaphone.
I know, I know. “But there are people who really NEED to be on welfare and to get the help they’re entitled to! Think of the children!” Yes, I know. And I am thinking of the children, who are being taught that working is just silly because the gummint will give you everything. Exactly my concern.
In Rome it was bread and circuses to keep the idle people occupied.
What is it here in America?
Well, that’s a topic for another rant, someday.