When did it become racist to challenge the policies of the government. Apparently, it is now racist to criticize the president. Have I mentioned he is black? That apparently is the game changer. As long as there is a black president, dissent is out the window. I dissent to government.
I dissent to bigger government. I dissent to more government intrusion in my life. I dissent to government and it's inability to run anything without losing money and going into massive debt. I dissent to a massive central government that produces nothing and consumes everything.
When the word "entitlement" entered the government lexicon, it was downhill from there. To what are we entitled? How about what we pay for? I want a strong military, good roads, police and fire protection and that's about it. The rest I'm willing to pay for out of my check. Taxes? I forgot.
Health care can be paid for just like car insurance. I've always had employer insurance and for that I'm thankful. But if health care was portable and private, it would be much more affordable. I don't believe that of all the numbers that are thrown around that 45 or 6 million is accurate. But damn, it sounds horrible doesn't it?
I negotiated several contracts for my union and health care was always a huge issue. Insurance companies are in it to make money. Use that against them. Shop around and get the best deal. I don't recall that anyone said to me, "We like you and we'll help you succeed and take care of your family." I went and got a job when I left the military. Thankfully my dad a longtime post office employee got me a police job. Yeah, Right. The fact that my mother didn't work certainly put some weight behind my application. Really? I know, it must have been my white skin. Right. Gold mine.
Entitlements? Are you kidding me? Really what entitles us to anything? I worked for mine, you work for yours. That's simple right? Apparently not, because the government wants to take more and more of my money, money I worked for and give it to people who didn't earn it. I contribute to numerous charities all year long. I feel their pain. I also expect everyone, and I mean everyone to earn their keep.
I put two children through college on a cop's and nurse's salary. In the interest of full disclosure, my daughter was a great soccer player and got money. My son is extremely intelligent and got scholarship money after scoring a 34 on his ACT. But that hardly covered my family's expenses. I would like to think that my wife and I taught them to achieve, but really there must be another reason. They are both successful and I'm proud of them. Thankfully, I was a full-fledged member of the white pipeline and my kids had a free ride.
I will continue to dissent from a confiscatory government that steals my wife's and my money. I will continue to dissent from a government that wants to resdistribute my wealth to those who have none. Earn something. Try it, you might feel good about yourself.
My parents are children of the Depression. They made it part of our DNA to be about earning a living. I delivered papers before school everyday. I cut grass all summer long. I caddied at the local golf course. My dad didn't get me these jobs. He wouldn't have thought of getting his kids jobs. In his mind getting a job was an individual thing. If you want it go and get it. Pretty simple. Earn your way.
Working for a living is tough. There are a lot of people who might try it. Stop whining for government entitlements. You are entitled to little in your life. Earn your way. Charlie F. said so. That's good enough for me.