Reaping the Cost of Entitlement

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    For years, liberal policy has been creating a society where the poor are dependant upon the government for everything. That has led to entitlement, where they start demanding comforts and wants, claiming they are needs. The liberals have sworn up and down that it's not true, but few can look at the facts and deny that we are now reaping the whirlwind sown by liberal policy. When told to evacuate, many of the poor simply waited for the busses to come, even after the waters started to rise. They didn't even attempt to get out because if they needed anything, the government would give it to them. Now that they're evacuated, they're showing even more of their complex. Many of them are mad as Hell, not over the fumbling of the relief efford, but because the government has them shacked up in a covered football stadium instead of a 3 bed, 2 bath condo. They seem to think that if they want something, all they have to do is gripe, and the government will cut them a check right then and there.

    Even when they do get something, they are never thankful for it. While some were simply unable to leave, many are stuck down there because they chose to be, and now that relief is finally coming, they bite the hand that feed them. Those that don't shoot at the helicopters from stopping their looting spree gripe and moan because they're not satisfied with the aid given. People are commiting mass violence against each other, and then gripe up a storm because the busses and cops won't touch them with a ten foot pole for fear of being killed. Even given that, some people still brave the violence to help these people, only to be told it's not enough. I saw on Fox this morning that they were handing out military issue MRE's to the survivors. For those who don't know, an MRE, while not the tastiest thing around, is a miracle of modern food science. One MRE is lightweight and compact, holding the volume of food typically present in a single meal, but contains 2,000 calories and all the other nutrients needed to keep an active soldier going for a full day. It also contains a chemical heating pad that needs only water, and not necessarily clean water, to cook the MRE to create a nice, hot, full day's meal for an adult human. The vacuum seal also ensures that they'll stay fully edible for years, if not decades. When we passed these out on the coast of the Indian Ocean, those guys couldn't have been happier. Today, on Fox News, I saw a woman who had just recieved an MRE open it, look inside, then toss it aside. She then griped that, "It's not hot. They're not giving us hot meals." This is the same stuff our soldiers get in the field, but it's not good enough for her because it's not hot and ready to go on the spot. If she'd even bothered to read the instructions, she'd realize that about 1 fluid ounce of even the flood water would make that thing hot and ready to go. The Fox reporter commented that she was probably 'holding out for steak.'

    This whole thing is disgusting. I'm ashamed at the behavior of these survivors in New Orleans. After the tsunami, the third world showed us what happens when a disaster struck populace bands together to rebuild while the rest of the world comes to their aid. This is just an example of what happens when a greedy, entitlement populace is struck by disaster. Instead of banding together to rebuild, they stand there and gripe until somebody else rebuilds for them. It's an embarrassment to this great nation.
     
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    All the more reason why I always donate to the Humane Society. The animals desperately need our help, and they don't complain (although they may occasionally bit the hand that feeds them).

    I heard that about 300 dogs have already been transported from the Gulf Coast to Houston, and many more are on the way.

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    One more thing; a paragraph or two from the US Humane Society:

    "Harrison County, Mississippi—home to Gulfport, Biloxi, and smaller communities—has been virtually wiped off the map. Search and rescue continues for humans, and the death toll rises by the hour. The animal death toll, incomprehensible in number, remains unknown."

    "It is in Harrison County where a 30-foot storm surge swamped the Humane Society of South Mississippi, drowning hundreds of dogs and cats in their cages. The shelter itself is destroyed, and the survivors are now being collected to be moved from the area as soon as possible. The society is also coping with the tragic loss of a long-term employee who drowned in his home along with family members."

    http://www.hsus.org/hsus_field/hsus...rmation/laura-bevan-journals/september_2.html
     

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