Courtesy of my favorite radio host, Mike Church of Sirius Patriot Radio.
** I should make note here that I do not view everyone who accepts govt money as a parasite. There are people out there who genuinely need a helping hand and I don't mind giving it to them, providing that they are willing to try to get themselves out of their deep holes. It happens to the best of us sometimes, you do everything right but something bad happens and the next thing you know, your financial life is in the crapper. However, it has been my experience that there are a heck of a lot more people out there who just take the money and run, abuse the system, and intend fully on living off that money forever and not even attempt to make their own way. What would you call someone like that? It's not just individual people either, there are groups out there who gladly take the money, misuse it by not giving it to the people they are supposed to, and they are just as bad, if not worse. Don't forget, I work with people every single day who abuse the system or think it's more important to buy their children brand new DC or Ed Hardy or Quicksilver clothing than it is to pay their childcare fees. They are able to buy those top brand names BECAUSE people like you are paying their daycare fees. That is an absolute fact. I have had a new child at my center who has been there for 2 months now and I have only seen him wear the same outfit twice on ONE occasion. His jeans cost more than what his mother has to pay for one whole month of daycare - YOU pay the rest. Is that a fair way to be redistributing dollars from taxpayers by 'Leviathan' (the federal govt in case you didn't guess that)? It's not about helping a low income family buy food and clothing and keep a roof over their heads anymore, it's about Keeping Up With The Joneses and giving them so much money, they are able to go out and buy top end clothing for themselves and their children, have satelitte tv, blackberrys and iPhones, newer cars, etc. It has become something far beyond what it was originally intended to be for - and people who work the hardest to stay afloat are often the ones getting the shaft in all of this. Earn too much money to receive any aid, but don't earn enough to buy those things for their own families, especially once taxes are paid up. Isn't that totally screwed??