Thursday, March 6, 2008

This Can't Go On

Am I becoming... more liberal, politically speaking? Fundamentally, I don't like the idea of the government controlling how one should spend one's money and such; however, it is becoming more and more apparent to me that people who are in need really have only the government to turn to.

Say, for example, someone with a disability is unable to work. Say, for example this someone has family and/or friends with money who could help this someone, financially. Can this someone go to this someone's family/friends? Of course not, because then this someone would be labeled a lazy mooch, a sponge who just isn't fighting the disability hard enough. Where else, then, can this someone go? The government, really, is the only option.

So, I say tax the hell out of these tight-fisted misers, make them pay to help those in need, 'cause they aren't going to do it themselves. Although, again, fundamentally, I really don't like this idea of forcing people to do the right thing, but, right now, what else can be done?


  1. Am I becoming... more liberal


    Don't do it! You'll go to hell!

  2. Oh, we all know I'm heading there, anyway.

  3. Seriously though, I agree with you. I am similarly adverse to forcing people to do anything, but I think that if left to our own devices, most of us would be too greedy with our money to help anyone. This way, there is a middle-man (the government) that takes our money (and bears our ire) and disperses it (to some degree)to those who need it. Although some countries governments are better at this than others...