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    Posted November 28, 2012 by
    Msgtmac55
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    Haves and Have nots

     
    I am amazed at the level of blindness in America today. We continue to take from the ones that have and giveit to those that havenot without asking for or anything in return. I have worked for over 40 years and have earned every penny I ever received. It pains me to think of the money I have paid to the goverment that has gone to people that have NO intention of ever lifting a finger to help themselves. I have no problem giving aid and assistance to those willing to help themselves as they are able, we all fall on hard times in our lives, but entitlement mentality grows contempt and hatred on both sides of the issue. America needs to grow up and we all need to stand on our own, together. Working and achieving self worth and independence from goverment aid. If we all earn our own way there would never be a cliff to fall off of, and in times of need we could support those UNABLE to work, and NOT those UNWILLING to work.
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