I am more afraid of my president than rich people. My president made his priority Obamacare instead of creating jobs. When my president tries to create jobs, my president made green jobs one of his administration’s priorities -
"The bankruptcy of Solyndra, the solar-panel manufacturer that has collapsed despite receiving half a billion dollars from the federal government, is only the tip of the iceberg. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that several other green companies that received generous federal aid are teetering on the brink. - See more at: http://www.visionandvalues.org/2011/11/green-fiascoes-and-boondoggles/#sthash.ebxBSkXy.dpuf"
Do you honestly think the government's cry for poverty is real?
Statistics from 2006 showed that if all the federal dollars spent by antipoverty programs had been given directly to Americans below the poverty line, a poor family of four would have received $67,000. The actual aid received by poor Americans is less than half that amount. - See more at: The Governing Elite vs. the Rest of Us | Center for Vision and Values - A conservative think tank promoting truth and liberty through a vision of faith and freedom.
The purpose of the government- Keeping our country safe. For everything else, I'd rather see the private sector get involved whenever possible. If it's not possible and necessary for the government to get involved, then I am okay with that.
Let me ask you this... Do you think Department of Agriculture (USDA) is using our money wisely when they spent $300,000 to promote caviar.
I mean come on! If we lived in a world where money wasn't an issue, I probably wouldn't mind that our government was paying for Moroccans to create and design pottery
Re: hard times. I have been there. My kids knew nothing other than shopping at thrift stores. We went to bed many nights worrying about rent. Before the invention of heat, cars, and medicine, how did people make it? Next, it will be unfair if taxpayers don't want to pay for cloning humans. As we become so advanced in technology, we become more and more fortunate, while those in other countries don't even have a clue what it's like to even own a pair of shoes, or have a grocery store. We have forgotten how to be thankful that nothing is deserved and anything is a blessing that you didn't have to work for.
True not all are born into poverty. We need to ask why people lose their jobs? What made them go from a comfort life to uncomfortable? I know the struggles people go through to make ends meet. I was there. Instead of griping about income equality, I gained skills.
Why go to eight years of college, then go through one’s 20s and 30s working 50-, 60-, or 70-hour weeks if your resulting income is going to be redistributed to the guy with a high school education who works a lot fewer hours per week so that your lifestyle is only marginally more affluent than his? And think of the moral hazard such a policy creates for lower-skilled, lower-income workers: If they can receive a guaranteed income that affords them a comfortable standard of living without having to invest the time and effort to improve their skills and productivity (i.e., the value of their labor) then why would they bother trying to improve?
Government redistribution designed to reduce income inequality rewards and subsidizes those who are less productive and penalizes the productive. The result is that the ranks of the unproductive swell while those of the wealth-producers shrink. Society gets poorer. History shows us the corrosive effect of such policies. The Roman Empire Empire rotted from within as government redistributed wealth from the more productive to the less productive.
Sadly, in his zeal to “fundamentally transform” America, this president calls for policies that lead to the same tragic fate that befell Rome. Like a magician, Obama is a master of misdirection. By drawing our attention to the inequality of incomes, many fail to perceive what he is actually accomplishing—a significant increase in the inequality of political power. The power of the leviathan government in Washington continues to grow while the rest of us are increasingly oppressed by that power. This is the real inequality that should concern us.
Income Inequality: Fact And Fiction - Forbes