Good post Denny. As you will know from having been over here our countries run parallel<quoted text>El there is no doubt that racism was very common place in the past and it does exist today in all races. I believe in equal opportunity and not equal outcomes. That is the problem with liberals. They want to make outcomes equal and they never can be because all people are not equal. Some work harder, some are smarter, some are willing to take risk while others want guaranteed incomes. I have worked on a commission all my life. It was the only way I could get paid what I was worth. Some times I made a lot of money and some times I didn't make much money at all but I was willing to take a risk. I was in England on a train trip and I sat with a very liberal and a conservative stranger. We were talking about how unequal incomes were. The liberal was telling of a person whose job it was to sit in a public restroom and keep it clean and in order. The liberal was saying how unfair it was he had to do this to make a low wage. I asked why it was unfair? The man made the choice to take the job because he thought it was the best he could do. All his life he had made decisions and choices that lead to his present employment. You get more that a wage from a job. There is honor and dignity in Employment! We all get in life what we are best able to do. I just don't want the government to decide what is fair and take from the labor of one man and give to another. There are people who can't take care of their self through no fault of their own and they should be helped. People on our welfare system have money to have cell phones and cable TV. They buy $100 tennis shoes and have money for beer and cigarettes all from the labor of someone else. The government can give nothing to one person that they don't take from another. The idea that the government gives welfare as long as a husband is not in the household and the idea that the more babies you have the more welfare you get has destroyed the life of a large part of our culture. What a shame that is.
in what they will provide for the 'underpriviledged'...single mothers, scivers, and etc.
And it a source of annoyance to those who have worked all their lives to have had to support
these people with the high amount of taxation it is compulsory to pay).
Some tend to make it a career and you can see them in the supermarket piling their trolleys
with booze, thinking nothing of buying cigarettes and so on.
Apparently benefits have been reduced over here, so a start has been made to flush out the
The thing is, they should have had help in the first place, say, upon leaving school, or college,
or university. They leave, the jobs are just not there.
Speaking of the person who cleaned the rest room. I was instrumental in setting up and helping to run, a charity shop some time ago here in Wales. One day the lady who cleaned the public toilets came in with a donation. You know what it was? A little velvet bag she had sewn herself, filled with sparkling coins she had picked up off the floor of those toilets and cleaned up until they shone.
That lady had pride in her job for all the meagre wage.