Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Free Stuff

I received this email today and thought I would pass it on. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for lending a hand when a hand is really needed. But you know the truth about the waste, fraud and corruption – the extent is unbelievable. All the while the truly needy are not being helped as they should be. I know this from an old friend’s personal experience.

We all have personal experiences we can relate. The first that comes to mind is I’m standing in front of a building waiting for a friend. Up the driveway comes a PACE van – those vans for the disabled to help them visit doctors etc. – a free ride door to door. Out of the building comes a woman, I would say in her early forties dressed in a full length leather coat. Her gait is quick; she walks better than I do no signs of any disability. She gets in the van and they drive off. I called PACE to complain. First comes the phone menu system to wade through and then the switching from one department to another, passing the buck. I stayed with it. Finally got to someone and they were totally disinterested. You know my complaint would go nowhere.
Then the time I was going to offer to help at a food pantry, but didn’t as many of those people getting free food drove up in cars newer and more expensive than mine.

There was the day I was with the same friend mentioned above waiting in a government assistance office. Waiting and waiting for her turn. I couldn’t help but listen to the conversations around me. Most of the topics were how to ‘beat’ the system and how to get this or that – free of course.

I could go on and on. The point is, is that the email has so much truth in it. There are two types of people: the producers and the takers. The number of producers is dwindling while the numbers of takers are exponentially increasing. There is no more money – I can’t pay any more taxes. I’m already drastically limiting my entertainment and eating out budget. Our nation debt is so great our grandchildren and their children will be paying for the dollars we spend today.

It was just two generations ago that people had to rely on themselves, relatives, or charities. There was no government assistance. At the same time the government is doing all it can to stifle Catholic outreach efforts with the HHS Mandate – now law, and other efforts to cripple our church. You will recall in a number of states, including Illinois, the Catholic church has had to back away from adoption services.
As the takers now outnumber the producers it is going to be very hard to turn this around. Our only hope is in the upcoming elections. If the current administration is reelected you cannot imagine how bad it will get when re-election will not be a concern. If you think the last four years were bad, wait for the next four.

Here is the email – you can smile, but not for long – as this reflects reality:

I am forwarding this email that I received today to a few of the "thinkers" in my address book.   It reflects the feelings of a lot of people.

I have never heard this said as simply or as well.  

Class warfare at its best.

The folks who are getting the free stuff don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

And, the folks who are paying for the free stuffwant the free stuff to stop.

And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

Now... the people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So... the people who are GETTING the free stuffhave been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.

Now understand this.   All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between200 and 250 years after being founded.   The reason?

The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 236 years ago.   The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff.   We have one chance to change that in 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.

A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!

For all our sake and the sake of our children and grandchildren PLEASE Take a Stand!!!

Obama: Gone!
Borders: Closed!
Language: English only
Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!