sorry, no spoonfuls of sugar for ya…..
Barack Obama will win re-election.
Because 1/2 of American adults pay NO taxes and in fact a large portion of them get money back for not making enough to pay taxes…..
And just what will they do with that refund of tax dollars that they didn’t pay? Start an IRA, pay past due car payments or utility bills, or stock the pantry. None of the above.
Because there is no incentive to do any of those things. They will go buy a flat screen TV or treat themselves with something to reward themselves for being poor and look forward to tax time next year….they see no FREE in Free Enterprise.
Because 535 people we elect plus all their stooges (bureaucrats) in DC want it that way. Hopelessness insures re-election. Many generations have been conditioned and know that it takes money to make money and they don’t have any. That conditioning has included being excused and subsidized for making bad decisions, for growing up in a bad environment, and for pure laziness as well as any other excuse that can be imagined.
A lot of people, including people who have worked hard all their lives, have fallen into the government trap and see no way out. So they seize the day and take all they can get while the ‘getting’ is good, with no thought of tomorrow.
We are at the crossroad and people are going to do what they are conditioned to do, take the path of least resistance and HOPE that things will CHANGE if they just stay the course. People who were born into the bottom of a hole don’t know that they are digging themselves deeper because they have never seen anything else and that ladder that government offers is missing the lower rungs, on purpose I might add.
The Republican Party preaches to their choir and doesn’t understand that their message just doesn’t resonate with folks who have never felt the satisfaction of self-reliance and believe that the Democrats are their best chance to survive.
Then there is another dirty little secret. For folks that have somehow managed to live by pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps, being self-reliant and living just well enough to be satisfied and happy, then hit a brick wall, like some illness that sucks the life out of their ability to be self-reliant will choose to live as a slave rather than suffer the consequences and die. Death is a hard punishment for not understanding that government has systematically been setting traps designed to look benevolent and helpful but that insure falling into the hole. A good example of this is my Mom. She worked 35 years for the phone company and retired at age 65 with a small pension. She is 82 now and can no longer live alone. Her social security and her pension are not enough to pay privately for nursing home care. She doesn’t qualify for any assistance because her income is $300 too much to get any help. I am now living with her and DH and I are in limbo, putting our lives on hold because we can’t afford to make up her lack of income to pay privately for her care. It is a maddening situation for all concerned.
Government is responsible for driving up the price of healthcare, energy, food and everything else necessary to live, yet we keep giving them permission to do it. Insane but true. If I weren’t too tired to be creative this morning I could write a parody for that Elvis song ‘Suspicious Minds’, leaving in the line ‘caught in a trap, can’t walk out’. Can you tell that I am just a tad frustrated, maybe the sun will come out tomorrow, at any rate, I won’t be voting Democrat!
Grace and Mercy to swallow the medicine……