- From: Rich Piehl <rpiehl5REMOVETHISFOR@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 20:55:42 -0500
Otto Yamamoto wrote:
On Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:52:40 -0500, Rich Piehl wrote:
But that gets into the larger scope of what I see in the society as a
whole. People who expect things to be handed to them. I believe their
numbers are increasing. And I believe they are hearing what they want
to hear from Obama and company...we'll give you things. Look at the
lady on election night who said since Obama was elected she'd never have
to pay her mortgage or buy gas for her car again. Ridiculous, yes. But
I bet she wasn't the only one who felt since Obama won he/she was going
to get a bonanza of freebies. And since politicians know promising
stuff like that gets them rel-elected so they can keep their power
they'll continue to do it.
The 'Entitlement Syndrome' as I would say. But it's not just Obama-I'd like you to find me any major politician in the last 40 years who's encouraged self sufficiency.
If I really worked at it and was lucky I -might- be able to find a handful...maybe. And since we can't stop the flow of politicians promising entitlements maybe if we start threatening their jobs they might get the message. I think that's the point of the health care protests. A variation of Howard Beale/Peter Finch in "Network"
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!!"
"One thing I've learned after all this road
Is that you don't know as much as you thought you know."
--The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
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