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

Quincymike Wrote: Jul 15, 2012 1:33 PM
Growing up in the 40's & 50's there was no Tit from government. You made it on your own or family, church & friends helped out and you did the same in return when you were back on your feet. You took any job available instead of thinking you were too good for just any job. If you were of Military age, you joined up to help support your family & country. When people ask what has gone wrong with our country, I tell them, "the people are too soft and lazy"!

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...