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Old 05-05-06, 01:15 PM
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ignominious
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
How have I failed? I pay 20+% to feed these people with social security, welfare, medicare, drug rehab programs, schools, teachers, etc. If it were up to me I'd only pay for national roads and put my tax money into my community and city, where I care about.
I mean ****, the more welfare you give them to "make" their lives easier, the more teachers you put there, the worse the problem becomes. Wake up people, solving the problem by being niocer, giving them more money, it's not worked for half a century plus. For some its not worked for a century plus. They're not getting smarter, They're not being patriotic, they're not caring for their children, their future, they're children's futures, their neighborhood. If something has failed so badly for so long, it's not going to solve the problem, and its not our fault that they gave up on life. They were that way a long, long time ago. I would put more blame on the schools then I would put the blame on anybody else, but ultimately it goes down to the parents.
What more do they want us to do ?
C'mon, even I know that throwing money at a problem doesn't go away. It's what you do with that money and no, I'm not suggesting being nicer to them or giving them yet more money, I'm saying use that money to do something different. All to often programs and plans and projects are put in place with no consultation with the people that it directly affects and not giving them something that they want to care about.

Perhaps you should stop asking yourselves "what more do they want us to do" and start asking them what did they ever want us to do in the first place? Had we stopped trying to be clever and self-agrandising in the first place and asked this, then it probably would have cost a lot less money.
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