I couldn’t agree more. Parents just can’t seem to say no to their kids anymore. They have joined the entitlement society. I can’t tell you how many times I have been in a store and watched kits throw fits because they want something and the parents give in. They don’t make their kids work anymore and they don’t discipline anymore. My children have friends that are in shock when they find out my kids have chores and are not allowed to play until they have completed them. There are adults that are floored when they find out that my teens and preteens don’t have cell phones and actually have to earn time on video games and TV. They actually have to earn extra’s too, like extra clothes that are beyond what I would normally provide. Then they are shocked that my kids actually talk to them with respect and use proper grammar. It’s pretty sad that the adults in our society have just come to accept and expect bad behavior from our youth. They think they are doing them a favor when they are actually doing them an injustice. Then they wonder why our country is going to hell in hand basket. I can tell you why. The breakdown of the family and everything that it means. Tear apart the family and you tear apart a nation. It all starts at home in what and how we teach and raise our children.
April 2, 2013 at 5:49pm
@Jackie Are you willing to take all the risks without the payoff? Just the insurance involved in being a doctor or nurse is expensive and then you have to pay for continuing education to keep your license.
Do you really want to pay for the wages of the guy who flips burgers when he’s making the same wages as a registered nurse? You would pay for it in the the rising cost of the goods you buy. I agree, we do need ditch diggers and we do need people to take those low skill jobs. I took those jobs when I was in high school and college to pay my way. I have also taken those jobs when I have been without work and needed something to get by. There will always be those that need the work and will be willing to take what they can get and use it to get what they need at the time. Hopefully they use it as a stepping stone to something better, but in the end it is their choice what they do with the opportunities given them. It is not and never has been the governments job to supply the citizens of this country with high paying jobs.
April 2, 2013 at 2:08pm
It only makes sense to me that those who put in the effort and money to gain the skills and education that allow them the abilities and access to certain jobs, get paid for their extra effort in making a better life for themselves and their family. Why should someone who flips burgers and didn’t have to fork out thousands of dollars to learn how to do that make as much money as a registered nurse? The way capitalism works, is if you don’t like where you are, change it.
I'll share a quick story about my mother. We are estranged for a variety of reasons, but here's a good example of why:
After not speaking to each other for about 8 years, my mother tried to move closer to me to re-engage with my family. At this point, I had a wife and 2 daughters. I attempted to make it work out for a while.
During this brief period of time, my mother got a job at a Home Depot making minimum wage. She was new to the area and had no marketable skills, so she took a job she could get. We were talking about it on the phone one day, and she complained about how little money she was making.
At one point, she became agitated and told me, "I know I'm worth more money than this, and if these *explitive*s think they're going to get minimum wage work out of me, they're *explitive* crazy!"
See the thought process? I'm worth more than what I'm making in an entry-level job, and to prove it, I'm not even going to put in the effort for the amount of pay I'm currently making. Hello? Circular logic, anyone?
Thus, the mind of a Progressive Socialist "at work".
Has it come to this, that we justify a persons financial situation as a sort of punishment for having the gaul to not achieve in a capitalist economic system while working in a grueling occupation?
If a person works, he works, and should be applauded! The world needs ditch diggers to, you know.
August 29, 2012 at 12:40am
What speech was he listening to? I am a woman who is struggling to raise her family and I was moved by her speech and I felt like she understands me better then Michelle Obama any day. She seemed more sincere and much less a robot than the current First Lady.
Primarygirl: Bravo! It is women like you that make America great and are role models. Mrs. Romney is one classy woman and will make an elegant First Lady unlike the present one that makes me ashamed every time she makes an appearance. Michele really is Chicago trash with the manners of someone from the Hood.
I have known people who have "some" money and act like they are so much better than everyone else .. and then I have known people who even with much more success are still down to earth ... I believe Ann and Mitt belong in that second group. I watched the Fox Sunday show where they were interviewed in their home... they don't have "help" ... she LOVES to shop at Costco and even the adult kids have chores when they visit.... down to Earth people .. unlike the "Royal pain in the a$$" in the White House now.
Juan is a pr*ck.
Juan knows the jig is up.....no pun intended. When Mitt is elected, you won't hear of Ann spending exorbitant amounts of money on her clothes, her vacations, etc. You won't hear of Mitt spending exorbitant time on the golf course. These people are class, either you have it or you don't, and Juan knows that his side is severly lacking when it comes to that.
I can't wait to see all the grandchildren playing on the White House Lawn...it will be like former residents who had Macaroni.
speaking of shopping at COSTCO - does anyone believe for a second that our current first lady shops at target incognito?? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/29/michelle-obama-target_n_987991.html
CATB . . .yeah, and George Bush likes to cut brush . . .when the cameras are there.
Juan Williams' 3 year $2 million contract with Fox News should be up next year, Hopefully Fox won't renew it.