Posted 10 years ago on April 30, 2013, 10:59 p.m. EST by windyacres
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We live in a country of over 300 million people. Naturally, there are not 300 million strong people but a combination of strong and weak people, hopefully with a strong majority of the strong, with few that are weak. Too many weak people would invite disaster in numerous ways, therefore motivating the weak to be stronger is important. Must we resort to either a carrot or a stick?
Accept it. There will always be strong and weak. It is difficult for me to consider myself part of the weak, but I'm living on unemployment benefits and few job prospects available. Until last October I was an employer for over 25 years. I paid unemployment insurance, matched payroll taxes, paid for employee health insurance, and paid thousands in taxes. Times changed for me and bankruptcy is imminent.
Our Capitalism consists of the strong preying on the weak for every last crumb that can be extracted. The rules give the strong the advantage. Supposedly, working harder is the only thing needed to have the American dream, the weak must not have worked hard enough or smart enough.
"Protect the Weak". What if that were our mantra? Would everyone just sit on the couch? After all, "all I need is a pint a day" from Band on the Run. If we together loved and protected the weak, would productivity decline to ruin?
The stress relief, the burden off our shoulders of how to survive, could bring marvelous things if we embraced it together. The weak that are weak because they are slackers would not prosper, and the hard working strong would enjoy more ability to buy pleasure and comfort.
We should together agree that no one has to worry about hunger. No one should have to worry about becoming sick. We can assure everyone of these things. Another world is possible.