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Government Entitlements are Endless

It's time America take back control from government and rethink entitlements paid by taxpayers.

As an American, I know I’m not allowed to say I’m scared so I will say I am deeply concerned. Taxes, entitlements, so many give-a-ways and so little productivity from those who should be working. Strong-bodied men running to the doctors to feign ADH and other mental problems requiring them to be on the dole of the system; usually social security. So many women having babies to get more money from government to keep them. This just did not happen under this administration; it’s happened under government while we were not paying much attention. Oh we might have complained to a friend about “those pot smoking druggies getting welfare” or “that baby’s daddy on his seventh love child with a third or fourth mommy,” but we probably stopped at doing much.


It seems that people want others to think for them, do for them as they-- be lazy. 


Granted, most do respect the clergy, educators and those in government trusting that they will do their job. However, we are all human, and the list of just those three entities alone and the deeds they’ve done should make a petty thief cringe. Government specifically, is out of control raging and destroying the American Dream. Yet, when will Americans say they have had enough? In this big world there’s so much to focus, but when do we scream that giving more than half of our paycheck to government is too much? Wait. All Americans are not giving half; some are giving nothing. Some are receiving much for nothing. 


Why do some pay more? This week, Obama has called for extending the Bush tax cuts. Those who earn, an Obama defined, “less” remain included in the tax cuts, but those who make “more” will pay more. Americans who work and pay taxes seem to be like the gerbil in that spinning wheel cage racing to catch up. The cage never stops spinning until we’re dead, but then there’s that Inheritance Tax, too.


When will those paying nothing begin to pay something? It’s time that all Americans take ownership for all of these taxes and entitlements. Perhaps the Fair Tax is the answer, but that’s another discussion at another time (go to http://www.fairtax.org for more information).


When did Americans take giving and charity to mean government handouts? Americans give. Ask the Salvation Army, Red Cross, a friend with cancer, a family whose house has burned to the ground--Americans are there. Yet, somewhere the government got involved in America’s business. Government began taxing Americans to give handout to where Government thought the money should go. 
Government is supposed to provide for our safety, but not nurse us from birth to death (go to www.barackobama.com/life-of-julia/ to see how this government insults women and works to spend our tax dollars).

If you have not read Obama’s concept of The Life of Julia at his website, it is a must read depicting how women are helpless and need government intervention for their entire lives. Disgusting. What Obama’s Julia depicts is the VICTIMIZATION OF AMERICA at the hands of government and our tax dollars. 


It is time that their be a separation of Government and taxpayer’s dollars. Each speech Obama reads should put America on alert that he is working to take more trillions of dollars from taxpayers to pay for his czars, his green energy debacles and more government waste. Most of what Government does can and must be outsourced to provide the private sector with jobs and to limit Government. In China, Russia and most communist countries, the government takes controls. In America we need to get back that control from Government.


Government’s entitlements have become limitless. Government serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner, provides housing, gives vouchers for heat and electricity, schooling, cell phones, hospitalization, laptops, medicine, gasoline, computers, and services beyond imagination and even mows the grass--all with our tax dollars. Limitless government spending with little accountability.


Perhaps, come the next election voters will do the math. Trillions of dollars in taxes committed by government’s limitless spending for entitlements, Obamacare, czars, and so much more government waste that equals America’s doom. The only plus in all of this is that, hopefully, Americans will vote Obama out of office, quickly. Until Obama is out of office, as an America, I am scared and beyond concerned.

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Elyse August 28, 2012 at 01:35 PM
MZ, no I'm not just an idealist, nor do I advocate for a "nanny state". I'm advocate of bottom-up governance, placing more power in the hands of localities and state through a more direct democratic practice which calls for proportioned representation (not a single-member district elected based on a plurality of votes). Additionally, I'm not all talk. Lyn, I understand what you are saying now. Why don't people just opt to cook? There's a culture to poverty that little understand (and it's hard to understand if you can't imagine yourself in their shoes). It's a different lifestyle. If you're looking for studies, I highly recommend Jack L. Roach, a sociologist who studies the culture of poverty (you can google his name and read various previews). William Julius Wilson does a lot of race studies, but also addresses the issue of poverty. There is another great book called "Gang Leader for a Day" which is an ethnographic study of a Chicago gang. It offers a different perspective on deep poverty and gang relations. I highly recommend this book to anyone just looking for a different perspective. Additionally, the show The Wire is quite sociologically accurate and addresses crime and poverty, task force budgets, etc. James- You're assumptions are way off. Testimony before the House Ways and Means committee state in an "average" year, about one-half of the AFDC caseload leaves the welfare rolls; 70% in two; and 90% within 5.
John Osbourne August 28, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Wrong. The privately owned Federal Reserve Bank controls the purse strings.
Elyse August 28, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Agreed, Phyllis. It's important that people can exchange information opposed to tearing people down.
lyn August 28, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Dan- Actually, I'm getting my info from the U.S. Department of the Treasury site: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np I prefer to look at facts and figures rather than sites with an agenda that interpret info and put their own slant on it. But, I'll look at those that you mentioned out of curiosity.
John Osbourne August 28, 2012 at 01:52 PM
On a more sad note: this also means that the World Bank will step in and place "austerity" measures on the United States. This is essentially the same type of thing that banks do to individuals who cannot make payments on a house; foreclosure. The World Bank will take control of our nation's resources.

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