Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Evolution of Entitlement

More and more I have been noticing friends and colleagues (that lean and vote right) claiming 'things aren't fair' and 'that shouldn't be allowed.' It's disturbing how the MSM's talking points seep into the psyche of the unsuspecting. Bonuses and profits...loopholes and salaries all vilified and in dire need of regulation. Little by little convincing the American people that we can't exist without government intervention. That we're too small and insignificant to look after our own interests. That we're just too dumb to see the big picture. And it's working! My friends are lamenting the giant bonuses for bankers and begrudging the profits of insurance companies. They're primed to let Big Brother in the door and I'm not sure they even realize it.

That's where it starts. And this is where it ends...In Sweden with 60% or more of your pay going right to the government or in the UK where your tax dollars could be paying for this:

"...A single mother-of-six is getting more than £80,000 [$125,000] a year from the taxpayer to live in a £2million mansion in an exclusive London suburb.

Essma Marjam, 34, is given almost £7,000 a month in housing benefits to pay the rent on the five-bedroom villa just yards from Sir Paul McCartney's house and Lord's cricket ground. She also receives an estimated £15,000 a year in other payouts, such as child benefit, to help look after her children, aged from five months to 14.

The four-storey house in Maida Vale has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double living room... two large flat-screen televisions.

Miss Marjam said: 'I moved here at the beginning of the month as I'm entitled to a five-bedroom house.

'I was in a three-bedroom council house but I needed a bigger place once my new baby came along. So the council agreed to pay the £1,600 a week to a private landlord as they didn't have any houses big enough..." (source)

Social programs are THE slippery slope. Full stop.

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