Saturday, October 24, 2015

The System Is Still Broke

I spent a good part of this week in Doctors offices. On Tuesday in a rather crowded room I sat next to young lady around 23 years old with 2 young kids in tow. After chit chat she told me her story. Single mother to 6 kids with 3 different dads.

So where do you work ? I asked. I don't as I get more for staying home on welfare then working. Her groceries are free, her kids on Peach care free. She gets a cell phone with 450 minutes free. Housing is only 125 mouth including utilities which 1 father pays for.

Basically this 23 old pays nothing in and is rewarded for having 6 kids. I am sorry but this behavior should not be rewarded. Mandatory work should be part of the equation but it's not.

We are not helping out anybody folks. It's all a big fat lie. We throw our elderly and vets under the bus and tell the working American to open their wallets. Oh but wait the "fiscal deficit " is fixed ?

Bull crap ! DC has raped the hard working american through pay roll tax and other fee based measures to prop up a policy that rewards lazy citizens.

I don't buy into any parties social policies because 98% of politicians have not had to follow a budget or work hard in their lives.

A change is needed again in DC, this group had 8 years to "fix " things and just like those before them have left a steaming pile on the floor of congress and the white house.

The names have all changed but things are the same... still broken !

That is the long and the short of it.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

My View: Removing flag won't end racism.. acting out against those that disagree fruitless

While our country tries to make sense of the Charleston church massacre, politicians, activist groups and concerned citizens have called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the S.C. State Capitol grounds. The Governor of S.C tried to comply along with other states because of a reactionary outcry from enraged media and the mass's.

Just as many are passionate about removing the flag due to the negative racial connotations it holds, others are passionate because the flag represents thousands of Confederate soldiers who lost their lives in our nation’s most violent war. Making generalizations about those who hold opposing viewpoints is ignorant and counterproductive to the debate. Not all flag proponents are racists, and not all flag opponents hate the South.
As companies like eBay, Walmart and Amazon initiate bans of the selling of the Confederate flag, one might hope that racism and hatred would dissipate but this is simply a pipe dream – the removal of a cultural icon won’t stop race-initiated violence.
In the wake of a tragedy like this, shifting our focus to a flag ignores the deeper issues that plague America like ingrained prejudice and discrimination. Instead, we should look at the hearts and actions of human beings and not the flag they choose to fly, because symbols represent different things to different people. It's time to look at other issues such as mental health and heroin addiction/drug abuse etc as well as socio economic issues. Don't take the easy way out.
That is the long and the short of it.