America let me tell you something,
We seem have a sort of schizophrenic view in this country towards what government is supposed to do, according to a recent poll covered at WaPo:
Most of those who see the country as headed off-course put “a great deal” of blame on the government. Overall, 55 percent of Americans say the government is not paying attention to the biggest issues. Similar percentages say the government does not use tax money wisely, is out of sync with their values and has not helped their families.
Half say the government has a big effect on their daily lives – up significantly from 10 years ago – but most of those say the impact is a negative one.
Nearly six in 10 say they want their congressional representatives to fight for additional government spending in their districts to spur job creation; fewer (39 percent) want their member of Congress to cut spending, even if that means not as many local jobs. This is a turnabout from September 1994, when 53 percent said they wanted their representative to battle against spending and 42 percent were on the other side.
A lot of people don’t grasp that when someone says they are going to give you everything you want, they are usually asking you to check your brain at the door. Personally I’m sickened of the hypocrisy of many of my fellow Americans who think it’s cool to put their hand in my pocket under the guise of “the greater good” when they are also the ones saying that government can’t be trusted… we simply can’t have it be both ways.
This kind of attitude strays across party lines as we all pretty much know. It’s the simple view that someone else will pay for what’s owed to me (and my neighbors, who are good people), but the hell with who foots the bill or any kind of higher level accounting for costs of letting the government run such programs.
Social Security is the big elephant in the room, but there’s a shit ton of entitlement programs that are propping people and corporations up in this country, and with each dollar comes a poison pill of a government agent to hand it out.
To close… If I see another fat motherfucker in the Tea Party show up to a rally in a scooter paid for with medicare or some other bullshit government subsidy, I’m kicking that shit over. Start LITERALLY walking the walk, hypocrites… some of us are on to these intellectually damaged, bullshit arguments.
If you’re not one of these people, by all means sound off in the comments.