[quote user="DavenIII"][quote user="MattMeyerBud"]how have we become less self reliant?[/quote]
Ok you realize government programs are the opposite of self reliance right? if the government is helping you then you are not being self reliant.....
The government has been supplying more and more help in too many forms to list here...but Welfare and Medicare for example...Social Security (which has been around for a while but the payments have been expanding and the revenue has been shrinking) all these government programs meant to help the poor...their cost is going up...they are paying for more people.
The deregulation of the housing market, again....the government stepping in telling business's (IE Banks) that they HAVE to help out the little guy.
"the road to hell is paved with good intentions" Matt (That's a quote from someone I don't know lol)
the point is the more the government tries to "help" the more people become dependent on that help....and over the last 30 years there has been a massive massive increase in social spending to "help" people....that's stripped those people of their self-reliance and that's why we are in a poor situation.
this is gonna sound like I'm being an *** hole but it's the truth.
people on welfare, people using food stamps, people on unemployment, people living in rent restricted housing etc etc....anyone who needs the governments help SHOULD be embarrassed...they should be trying as hard as they can to be self-reliant....that's what America's built on....people that can handle themselves without help from anyone else (including the government)
But no ones embarrassed anymore, everyone's looking for their peice of the pie, everyones looking for a way to scam the system....and it's a horrible thing...people shouldn't WANT help....but instead people that don't even need help find ways to get it anyhow...and the people that do need it are content with living on it...they don't want to pull themselves out of it.
i just wanted your answer to walk you through this:
at what point did the government start helping though, thats where you relaly need to start.
Lol your right, you did come off like a spoiled bratty ******* who really have no clue beyond his own eyes. Just curious how do u expect there NOT to be people who need those things wtih the job epidemic in this country.
I'm sorry but this self reliance **** also goes hand and hand wtih greed. Free Market is great, until you get a to a point like this. Theres a reason there isn't jobs available and it isn't because people are on welfare.
Its scary that some people actually beileve the **** that you just said in that. theres bottom feeders with everything in this world, your ignorance shines through when you drop the "EVERYONE IS LOOKING TO SCAM THE SYSTEM". Thats a sick paranoia you have. Plenty of good people can't make ends meet and need help. This whole they odn't want to pull themselves out of it is a ridiculous view point. Honestly you come off like a little rich boy who has no real grasp on anything outside of who you know.