Are We A Nation Of Moochers?...

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    Interesting article from John Nolte.

    Charles Sykes Makes the Case That We Are a ‘Nation of Moochers’


    Charles Sykes is a longtime Milwaukee talk-radio host and the prolific author of a number of books that helped to shape my personal political worldview, including 1988’s eye-opening “Profscam,” and 1993’s “A Nation of Victims,’ two works as timely today as they were decades ago.

    “A Nation of Moochers: America’s Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing” (St. Martin’s Press) was just released, and the fact that I’m writing this at the very moment President Barack Obama is announcing yet another government plan (his fourth, I think) to “bail out” those “victims” who bought homes they couldn’t afford, makes this informative and engaging page-turner feel about as urgent and timely as any author could hope for.


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    What you need to know up front is that “Moochers” isn’t an attack on the poor or needy or, for that matter, a specific political party. In fact, from beginning to end, Sykes makes clear that as a country we have an obligation to feed the hungry and offer shelter to the homeless. Moreover, he isn’t even targeting a particular group, which would be impossible without a sawed-off shotgun anyway, because America’s moochers come from every level of our society.

    What Sykes is targeting is a mentality, a dangerous and un-American mentality that infects almost every aspect of our culture, and one that is currently being bred into our children by those on both the left and right who are empowered by fomenting and excusing the dependence, greed, and selfishness of others. From corporate welfare to school lunches for the well-to-do to Wall Street bailouts to paying millionaires not to grow crops to tax breaks for Hollywood gajillionires to unending unemployment benefits to disaster relief for those who haven’t suffered disasters to TARP, and finally, to the shameless who walk away from mortgages they can afford to pay — what Sykes is exposing is that we are on the march to becoming Greece. Not just a European welfare state, but the kind of welfare state where the populace has been engineered by a nanny state to riot at the very thought of not being able to mooch the life to which they have become accustomed.

    A large part of the problem is that thanks to those who control the levers of our media and culture, the only thing we’re taught to be ashamed of anymore is the act of attempting to shame someone. As a result, those who “want” instead of “need,” are openly and proudly grabbing all the goodies they can get their shameless hands on, and doing so at the expense of others. Worse still, those others haven't even been born yet.



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    All successful systems develop parasites. Sucker fish on whales...lawyers...etc
     
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    Yes i agree, but are we reaching a critical tipping-point? Are the 'Takers' beginning to outnumber the 'Producers?'
     
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    We won't know until it is too late. Buy gold now at 'percysunshine.com'.
     
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    The USA didn't change, brainwashed dittoheads- It's ANOTHER GD Pub depression- and throw in Voodoo for the rich and skyrocketing college and health costs they won't do anything about, it's a GD good thing Obama and the Dems got in FAST this time...snap out of it and change the channel...
     
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    God you're deranged. :lol:
     
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    So we are Nation of Moochers. Thanks.
     
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