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Remember When Being on the Government Tit Was a Bad Thing?

B.31 Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 10:43 AM
"Remember When . . .?" Nope. I'm 51 years old, too young to remember when it was a bad thing. But I was born & raised in a "big swing state" (Ohio) when candidates and elected officials must offer much & offer it often to stay politcally alive. I knew when I was 10 years old that workers are suckers. Eventually, I ended up in the private sector in a right-to-work state (Texas). I may be a sucker - I'm certainly aware of how much of my pay is getting sucked away - but keeping company with working suckers is much better than the alternative.

When I was a young dork growing up in West Texas in the 70s and 80s, my folks raised me to believe that making good money via righteous and industrious means was actually a good thing—y’know, something to aspire to. Remember that notion?

My folks would point out people in the neighborhood and community who busted their butts and got rewarded for the goods and/or services they provided and would say, “See Johnny, Dougie? Johnny studied. Johnny worked hard and smart, and now Johnny’s rich, and you’re still a weed-smoking dipthong working at a frickin’ gas station high as a kite...