You folks know how I feel about entitlements and other factors that are bringing down our once-great nation. Blogger Rob Hirl at PACNW Righty doesn't mince words when it comes to this very point.
"There was a time when living in poverty really meant something. It was difficult to put food on the table when you were living in poverty. Now it just means you can’t have i-phone for everyone, or there are only two TVs with cable hook ups in the house. Cut the entitlement programs to a point that when folks are on a program, they want off as soon as they can. Entitlements shouldn’t be so folks can pay for their fancy cell phone plans or for cable TV hook ups. If folks want these things, then they need to get jobs. So what if they have to do without these luxuries for a while, it can be an incentive..."
Read the rest of Rob's kick-butt essay here.