I received this via email this morning and have read something similar in the past but I thought someone out there may enjoy it as well. Personally I don’t think it was written by a 21 year old but rather someone quite a bit older who has seen the steady decline of standards over the years.
“The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living”
This was written by a 21 year old woman who gets it. It’s her future she’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare system that she’s being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.
Put me in charge . . …
Put me in charge of benefit payments. I’d get rid of cash payments and provide vouchers for 50kg bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese, basic sanitary items and all the powdered milk you can use. If you want steak, burgers, takeaway and junk food, then get a job.
Put me in charge of health care. The first thing I’d do is to get women to have birth control implants.
Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce, use drugs, drink alcohol or smoke, then get a job.
Put me in charge of local authority housing. Ever live in military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your “home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.
Put me in charge of compulsory job search. You will either search for employment each week no matter what the job or you will report for community work. This may be clearing the roadways and open spaces of rubbish, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tyres and your dooff dooff stereo and speakers and put that money toward the common good.
Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want tax payers hard earned cash and housing assistance, accept the rules.. Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin someone’s “self-esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self-esteem.
If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards those for continuing to make bad choices.
AND While you are on benefit income you no longer have the right to VOTE! For you to vote would be a conflict of interest….. If you want to vote, then get a job.
The government is meant to work for the people of this country, so they should not get a bonus unless we the working people agree that they have achieved their objectives. They should not get increases unless we the working people agree they get increases. They should be accountable to the people for every cent spent and if they can’t account for everything they should be let go.
They should never be allowed to drive fancy cars, live in fancy houses, spend millions for security until they have kept every single promise they have made. Then we will see how many people actually want to “run/ruin” the country because they actually care about the people and care about our future.
The true revolution is when we the people wake up to the fact that we are being taken for a ride by a small handful of VIPs. How can we be so blind to the obvious?