Kevin Jackson on the Entitlement Culture

Kevin Jackson, a writer at Blacksphere, hit the nail squarely on the head.

Obama’s budget…reminds me of the joke where the wife asks her husband ‘Should I get a bikini or an all-in-one?’ The husband replies, ‘Better get a bikini…you’ll never get it all in one.’

The budget is out of control because of the thing that Obama says makes America great: Entitlements. Who knew that giving money to the shiftless and lazy is the way we are supposed to measure ourselves?

Apparently America is at the pinnacle of its greatness, because we are giving it all away. I read recently that 50% of Americans are receiving entitlements, and more shocking 56% of illegal immigrants are receiving them. I can understand 10% of Americans receiving entitlements, because Conservatives are sensitive to the plight of the underprivileged, despite the lies from the lunatic Left. But 50% just helps me understand how many lazy Leftoids there are, who believe they are entitled to our money, so 40% of Americans are as worthless as a thong in Rosie O’Donnell’s wardrobe.

Like the aforementioned 40%, illegal aliens are entitled to nothing except to be thrown out of the bar. We’ve all seen the movies where the bouncers escort the troublemaker out of the trendy bar full of gorgeous hotties, and then toss him onto the sidewalk. Well America is the trendy bar full of gorgeous hotties called Conservatives. We value our club and we won’t let just anybody in. You have to dress right, and “know somebody,” or say hello to the pavement.

A NY Times columnist disagrees with me, and says that Republicans are trying to make entitlement a dirty word. It really sucks that we are still only “trying.” Entitlement is a dirty word. Life entitles you to nothing except to die, and even that doesn’t have to be pretty.

These days Liberals want to provide free residences, food, cars, cell phones, TVs, video games, and about everything else. It’s quite frankly ridiculous. It would be different if the government provided basics, and there was incentive to work for an X-Box. But the government will give you the X-Box too and free games, all confiscated from some hard-working Conservative.

When did it become a source of pride to get entitlements? Further, those who are best at defrauding the system are heralded in their communities, looked upon as policy gurus. In the old days, people hid the fact that they needed government assistance, and worked hard to get off the system. Not any more, Rip Van Winkle.

……Despite our little debt problem Obama wants to keep printing money, keep spending money, and raise the debt ceiling. Why bother calling it a ceiling, since the debt ceiling has already been raised three times in The Time of O. Let’s just call it a moving target.

……There is certainly enough history on the subject of tax increases that you would think Obama wouldn’t even consider such a lamebrain notion. But as Obama said in 2008 about raising the Capital Gains Tax, he would do it “…for fairness purposes.” Fair to whom?

When Maryland passed a higher tax rate on people earning $1 million a year or more, the number of millionaires living in Maryland fell from nearly 8,000 to fewer than 6,000. Maryland counted on $106 million in increase revenue, but instead revenues fell by $257 million. Oops.
Read the rest here: http://theblacksphere.net/entitlement-is-a-dirty-word/#IDComment145184118

The entitlement culture runs the gamut from Francis Fox-Piven’s ideology of violent revolution for ‘redistribution of wealth’, to free internet access for ‘nappy-headed children’ to illegal aliens, to the union thugs.
This is quintessential entitlement arrogance:

A man who won $2 million on a Michigan lottery show has told a TV station that he still uses food stamps.

Leroy Fick of Bay County admitted he still swipes the electronic card at stores, nearly a year after winning a jackpot on “Make Me Rich!” He told WNEM-TV in Saginaw that more than half the prize went to taxes.

Fick says the Department of Human Services told him he could continue to use the card, which is paid with tax dollars. He told WNEM: “If you’re going to … try to make me feel bad, you aren’t going to do it.”

The TV station says people have seen Fick driving a new Audi convertible. Messages seeking comment were left with his attorney and the state today.
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110518/METRO/105180337/1409/$2M-Michigan-lottery-winner-defends-use-of-food-stamps

Leroy is real proud of himself.

The state, by the way, says its hands are tied by federal regulations. Apparently, “There is no liquid asset requirement for getting food stamps”.

Which is why Viagra, booze, and porn could be purchased with foodstamps:

Oct 9th, 2009 | DETROIT — Viagra and pornography are not staples on the government’s food stamp list. But authorities say a Detroit store supplied them during a series of illegal deals.

Federal prosecutors filed fraud charges this week against three people who worked at Jefferson’s Liquor Palace.

The alleged scheme worked this way: Food stamp recipients would get cash from the store in exchange for swiping larger amounts off their electronic cards. The store would then be reimbursed by the U.S. Agriculture Department.
But wait, it gets better!!

…the store provided informants Viagra, liquor and porn in exchange for swiping about $2,000 off food stamp cards.

The government says fraud at the store topped $130,000 over 2 1/2 years. The store is closed.
http://www.salon.com/wires/ap/2009/10/09/D9B7RBVO0_us_odd_food_stamps_viagra/index.html

And still is in places like California.

America has devolved into a society that no longer believes in the rugged individualism, courage, and self-determination that made us a once great nation. A large part of the population is comprised of an able-bodied but lazy segment of society that siphons off the public dole. Every developed country has them. It’s a perpetual welfare class that doesn’t work because they don’t have to. Many of them never have. They know how to manipulate the system and they pass it to their children like a fucking family heirloom. Speaking of children, some of the welfare queens are just as allergic to birth control as they are job hunting.

No one gave me a free meal ticket in life. I come from a working class family. My environment was far from prosperous. My mother raised 7 kids, mostly by herself. We all worked. My two older sisters worked two part time jobs, and my mother worked to make ends meet.  We believe in a helping hand, not a handout.

Parents are supposed to set an example of values, principles, and work ethic to help their kids have a better life than they did. The opportunities are there. You have to do something besides sit on your ass and complain about how unfair it is that the eeeeevil rich have so much money. Ordinary rational humans wouldn’t want to destroy their countries’ economy and penalize wage-earners with more taxation.  But, that’s the goal of the class-warfare neo-Bolsheviks in the White House and the Democratic party.

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