I think that our government is making it pay far too much to be lazy. If I lost my job, I could apply for unemployment and extensions for 2 years, get my education paid for due to the decrease in my income, probably qualify for food stamps and other forms of PA...I would not have much incentive to get off my butt and do anything productive with myself. Currently, my LP and I are being taxed to death on our income and capital gains...so the motivation to "get ahead" is certainly deterred as well.
In my mind, this is quite backward and will not sustain itself. The top tier who is paying the bulk of the taxes will eventually fizzle out with this system...then what? We will have a nation of lazy people with no skills and no work ethic sitting at home wondering wtf happened to hand outs.
at 3:12 PM on Apr. 12, 2011