When I was born, I was costing the state money via the medical services they they funded. Does that make me a leech?
When I went through the schooling system, the education services I used were wholly or partly funded by the government. Does that make me a leech?
I found myself between jobs. I applied for and received the unemployment benefit (newsflash: It was not enough to live on). Does that make me a leech?
Perhaps, before judging people, you should walk a mile in their people's shoes first.
It reminds me of a conversation I had (in america, funnily enough) where the person I was talking to was telling me why america could never have a woman president. "Because some foreign diplomat will speak to her in a low voice and she'll give away nuclear secrets'. I questioned why she had such a low opinion of her mother, who could be so easily swayed. She answered that that it didn't apply to her mother or any other women she personally knew, it was female politicians the idea applied to.
I think that if you are making generalisations about people in general that are not true about specific people you know (or ONLY apply to those specific people) then perhaps that generalisation is a false one.
Changing the subject, if this had actually been implemented, would it have made america a better or worse country than it is today?
Read The Declaration - End the (grain) Fed - My Primal Journeys
International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
Starting Weight: 294 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Goal Weight: 195 pounds
I guess the government can't pay for anything without taxes.