Does Shared Sacrifice Include the Poor?

Let’s talk real shared sacrifice, by Kevin Jackson

Budget talks and that of raising the debt ceiling have created yet another Liberal talking point:  Shared sacrifice. It seems that the budget crisis which has doubled during Obama’s administration is somehow now the fault of the rich not providing “shared sacrifice.”  The truth is, it is the poor who are not offering shared sacrifice.

When you consider all this country provides to a person willing to work, why are we not blaming people for getting off their lazy asses and getting the American Dream? Liberals are always discussing shared sacrifice, as long as it comes from those already shouldering the sacrifice.

America doesn’t define dreams, she just makes dreams come true, at least for those who dare to dream.  But Liberals are dream thieves. They have stolen dreams and imaginations from entire generations of Americans, so much so that even our immigrants have become shiftless and lazy.

In replace of these dreams, Liberals have created nightmares for those still silly enough to believe that hard work pays off. Under Liberalism “life sucks, then you die!”

You want to be rich?  Then you are a racist capitalist pig, only thinking about yourself.

I’m sick of the constant demonizing of the rich, when the poor (able of body and mind) are the real demons. There are hoards of poor people in America doing nothing more than conniving on how to get something for nothing.  And I’m not talking about the blatant criminals, like car-jackers or armed robbers, because at least they have initiative to actually get off their asses, even if it is for nefarious deeds.  Their crimes pale in comparison to the loads of people who are robbing the system daily; the industry built around “getting over.”

I will say this for the umpteenth time:  America’s poor are not poor in comparison to the rest of the world. That said, I wouldn’t want to live the life of the poor who are at the behest of the government. Then again, that is the incentive not to be a ward of the state. I don’t like waiting on some “system” to kick out my check or tell me how to live my life.

Our poor have their government handouts, and their side gigs—illegal hustles or work off the books. For the most part, America’s poor live pretty well in their taxpayer-funded homes and food, with amenities like cable TV, video games, and so on.  Do you think America’s poor live like Africa’s poor?

The Left is quick to compare America to the rest of the world in things like healthcare or amount of money spent on military, and so on. But when it comes to comparing our poor to the poor in other countries, the Left sews their blathering lips completely shut. This is the Left know that our “poor” constitute royalty in most countries.

Unlike the poor of the past, today’s poor in America create very little, so much so that “the rich” have become their benefactors, caretakers, and babysitters. The poor in America have been taught that they can do nothing for themselves, and they’d better not even try.

There was a time in America when the poor strived to become rich. And if they didn’t become rich, at the very least they were contributors.  Back in the day, innovation in America came from the poor, people looking to build a better mousetrap. Necessity is no longer the mother of invention, but just some corpulent Liberal nag sitting around having babies, eating Funyuns with one hand, while getting the other hand filled by some unsuspecting Conservative taxpayer.

Liberals have destroyed ambition in the poor.  In their constant search for “just enough for them to get by, but not enough for them to get ahead,” Liberals have created a perennial underclass that keeps the Liberal elites in power.

Ironically, for the poor who do manage to make it out, they are still products of their own demise. The Oprah Winfreys of the world remain staunchly Liberal, and credit the government for their success. Government can contribute to your success, but government can’t make you successful.

Conservatives are not heartless. We know there are people in America who need our help, and Conservatives are more than willing to do so. But there are far too many scam artists—creations of the Left—who drain the life out of this nation, all for the sake of getting over, like the majority of the currently 50% of the people in America don’t pay taxes, and the majority of the 47% of the people in this country are receiving some sort of “entitlement” at the expense of the taxpayers.

Liberals want all people except them to have the same standard of living, but they want one group to not have to lift a finger to get there. It’s been proven time and time again that if you give somebody something, they don’t appreciate it.  Hard work and sacrifice create good ethic.

America practically gives away education, and the outcome is the most stupid citizenry in the history of our nation.  The government gives away housing, but would you want to live in government housing?

It’s time for the poor to give back. The 5-7% of Americans who are in real need can be excluded. However the 40% who are professional thieves need to practice shared sacrifice. This group of malcontents can forego spinning tires, 21” rims, gold grills, better cellular plans, vacations to Hawaii, and casino gambling, so that they can do their part for shared sacrifice.

That’s my rant!

©2011 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere, LLC – All Rights Reserved

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