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    Difference between capitalism and welfare mentality.

    Sounds about right to me.


    The Corvette.......

    A man named Tom Nicholson posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approached and told him that the money used to buy this car could have fed thousands of less fortunate people. His response to this man made him famous on the internet. Read his story as stated on Facebook below:


    A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, "I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost." I replied I am not sure; it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur IL. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and it fed the people working at the dealership and their families. But, I have to admit, I guess I really don't know how many people it fed.



    That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in people's pockets and give them dignity for their skills. When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth. Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, "I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost." I replied I am not sure; it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur IL. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and it fed the people working at the dealership and their families. But, I have to admit, I guess I really don't know how many people it fed.

    When you buy something, you put money in people's pockets and give them dignity for their skills. When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth. Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value.
    During the time of the federal "stimulus" I had my own local stimulus program. I spent about $100K improving my house. I gave a number of people paychecks to feed their families with in a time when the feds were throwing money into holes like Solyndra and cash for clunkers. I still have those upgrades to my house. Solyndra is gone.

    People got paychecks from me in a time when paychecks were harder to find. That's how I play the game. They get work and I get something nice.

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    The generational welfare mentality in this country is appalling. You see one generation after another scamming the system because they don’t want to get out and work for their money, and they know they can get away with it.
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    Seeing how the black employment rate is at its highest in over 25 years due to President Trump, it’s a sad state of affairs what’s being done to the welfare system, because there are qualified people who actually do need this assistance.
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    It's not just about laziness. Yeah some are lazy, or taught that it's okay to be lazy and in a generational system it gets worse over time.

    But if people in low income and impoverished areas can't get a decent education for their children then any hope for them is lost. As long as we have an incestuous relationship between politicians and unions (in this case the teachers union) we have little recourse. Poor performing teachers and administrators who can't be fired become embedded. Schools that don't perform can't be closed and watch the kind of fight even a 'liberal' gets when trying to run a charter school for these kids.



    This is just one of many examples.

    When I see mothers and children crying because they didn't get picked in a charter school lottery I get pretty upset. The choice should be theirs, not left up to a lottery. These people do care about education and mommy knows what her son's future is without it.
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    You're correct concerning the problems with the schools, it's the people who just don't give a sh!t and feel that they are owed, when they are fully able to get a job, and with the high employment for the black community, that's what chaps my skin.
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    Gawd, we could talk all day about people who think they're owed something. They come from every class of people.

    I don't try to pretend that education is the be all, end all fix. But I've been in numerous discussions about "cops did this and cops did that".

    Here's the deal on that. The cops are the last line of defense from a social responsibility standpoint. The schools (i.e. 'education') are the front lines of social reform. If we look the other way and let the front line fall apart, we can't b*tch when the guys and gals in blue that we expect to clean up the mess get frustrated.

    I have the highest respect for the men and women in blue. We pay them like crap and they put their lives on the line doing a job few of us would even do, much less enjoy when we see what it's really like.
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    And as a point of irony, street gangs are the ultimate capitalist organizations. They take what little they have and go into a lucrative business. They're even ruthless enough to kill their competition, literally.

    Gotta wonder if some of these kids would grow up to be top executives with an education. They have the right instincts for it.
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