A Romantic Heart
Forever In Your Heart
Poverty is the result of people sitting on their ass and being lazy.
There is no excuse to be poor in the United States, when other people come from the most poeverty ridden countries can come to America and become doctors or whatever their dream is.It takes determination, not expecting other people to do it for you, or that is is OWED to you. I grew up in a poverty area. 80% sit on their ass and could work, but wanted to get on a check from the government and be like everyone else. I heard stories of how to act like you are mentally retarded so you could get approved for SSI etc. Most lawyers help win the case to get their fair share.So If most people have the mind set that the government takes care of them by sending them a check every month, they have the mindset that the government should take care of everything. I am glad I wanted more, I changed my path, I went to college, moved, did whatever was necessary to get out and change my life. I didn't depend on the government to do it for me. I didn't tell the government to come and build my house, fix this, or that, I did it.
The same for people everywhere, get a job, even if it is min. wage, save, get a car, get a loan, go to college, get a better job. Move to where the jobs are.
I feel sorry for the kids of parents who sit on their ass and deprive their kids of a life. Then those kids grow up learning to get on a check, sell drugs etc. Everyone always wants to take the easy road.
Katrina happened to give the United States a look at how everything in the system needs reformed.
It makes me mad that when I get paid, to see the money being taken out of my check, while driving to work, seeing people on checks from the government, taking their boats out for a spin on the lake. etc.
It makes me mad that we who live in the non danger zone states haved to be taxed for people who choose to live in the hurricane and earthquake areas...over and over again..
Everyone feeds off of the middle class, who is barely getting by to pay their bills and gas to drive to work, health insurance etc.
the working middle class is the bloodline for America..funding the government, the seniors, the poor, paying for medicaid etc.Everyone takes a bite out of us.
I know of families that work that can't take their children to doctors because of insurance, when John Doe down the street is on a check, goes fishing , hunting, etc.(meaning he has the extra money for hobbies, and could be working if he can hunt and do these activities) and gets his childrens medical insurance free from the government.
If I would get all of my pay that I have earned, I could afford my gas to drive to work, pay my bills on time.
If my taxes are to be raised to pay for this hurricane I will be pissed even more, hey why work? when you can get on a check and have it better?
I don't think they should rebuild it either, the land is already being depleted by ocean surges over the years and continues to loose more every day.
Just my opinion from seeing hands on and living in it before.
And one more thing, if I was warned of a hurricane, I would sell everything to get a way of transportation out of there,(jewelry at pawn shops etc) I would call a friend, a cousin, family menber, in other states or a cab company in another city. But, if I wanted to stay and loot thinking I could do this after the storm, maybe I would stay and take my chances?