You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
~~~~~ The late Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 - 2005
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Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:53 AM on Feb. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Feb. 15, 2009
This is the kind of CHANGE this country cannot afford!!! Great quote!
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:07 PM on Feb. 15, 2009
Answer by blessed5x at 12:14 PM on Feb. 15, 2009
While I completely agree with this quote, I am very grateful right now for the unemployment payments I am getting. It's only been a couple months and I am looking for another job as well as working on getting some of my writing published. However, the little boost has been very helpful considering my husband is only in his second year of his accounting business, and things are still tight. Hopefully this tax season will change that. I am also very grateful for medicaid for my kids right now. When I lost my job and the health insurance (COBRA was way too expensive) I was worried sick that something would happen. They are all very healthy, but I figured w/ my luck that would be when something happened. My point is that helping people who truly need it is fine, but the current system is broken & people don't use it for a hand up, but just a hand out. That needs to change.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Feb. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Feb. 15, 2009
Answer by blessed5x at 12:36 PM on Feb. 15, 2009
Answer by lifeasinoit at 12:38 PM on Feb. 15, 2009
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 12:46 PM on Feb. 15, 2009
Answer by lifeasinoit at 12:47 PM on Feb. 15, 2009