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

Jost Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 11:13 AM
The only people who find that hard to believe would maybe be "lazy a%$es" like you. I know of a dozen stories like that.......hey and guess what most were Vietnamese/Indians/Chinese people from third world countries, who came to America with absolutely nothing, but the clothes on their back......nothing like the opportunity that even Doug had. Some of them are millionaires now (richer than Doug).......they work 24/7 at least 12/15 hour days. They do not go on vacations, do not party hardy like some stupid people on the dole. Wake Up.

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...