And you had all of your personal little anecdote about your yard and your house to back up that point.
Yup, that's what food stamps are for. All $200 of them.but we have created an environment in this country where it is expected the government provide the basics if a person chooses not to do so for themselves.
Exactly, which is why it's in one's interest to get food stamps when they can't find work.Self interest is the most powerful of human instincts,
Of course, it's also in society's interest too.
...To get off of food stamps, and to have more "things" in life? A bigger house? Two cars? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?and if this interest i satisfactorily provided by someone else, why better one's self?
Not quite, as despite the increase in the number of people on food stamps, the number of people looking for work is till pretty damn high.The government has managed to destroy this in many through its "benevolence"...
Almost as if the food stamps aren't a detriment at all. Damn that evil government, keeping people alive when it should be letting them die in the street.
It's the same reason behind why socialism and communism fail every time out of the gate. Let's say you have a farm with 100 workers each farming 100 units of something. One person decides to quit. Now, you went from 10,000 units to 9,900 units. Split evenly amongst everyone (including the one who refuses to work), everyone's return went from 100 to 99 units. Think about that. Someone foregoes 100% of work and loses 1% of output. That is why socialism fails, and that's why guys like babil prop this system up. He wants to quit working and trade 100% of labor for 1% of return.
I bet you don't think of yourself as simple-minded, and I don't want to either. So don't think like that.
But you can, I just explained how it's a benevolent act.You can't very well be benevolent when you act in such a fashion.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman