Can we help the poor by destroying the rich? Can we strengthen the weak by weakening the strong? Can we bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift? Can we lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down? Can we further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred? Can we build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence? Can we help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves?
I found those words online today. They can be summed up nicely by the phrase,
"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime."
Somehow, some way, this economy has to turn around. I don't know how many more friends I can watch lose it all because of layoffs. I'm watching the new congress and elected officials closely. I just don't know how it will all pan out.
My grandpa was a staunch Democrat but after Roe Vs. Wade we all became staunch Republicans. I have to admit, I never did think the Dems had the right idea by practicing the "Robin Hood" idea. But, if it works I'll be the first to thank them.