everythingyoualwayswantedtosaybutwereafraid

Things you always wanted to say but were afraid

Be careful what you wish for – very careful

This is an excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article; the emphasis and illustrations are mine.

LINDSTROM, Minn. — Ki Gulbranson owns a logo apparel shop, deals in jewelry on the side and referees youth soccer games. He makes about $39,000 a year and wants you to know that he does not need any help from the federal government.

He says that too many Americans lean on taxpayers rather than living within their means. He supports politicians who promise to cut government spending. In 2010, he printed T-shirts for the Tea Party campaign of a neighbor, Chip Cravaack, who ousted this region’s long-serving Democratic congressman.

Yet this year, as in each of the past three years, Mr. Gulbranson, 57, is counting on a payment of several thousand dollars from the federal government, a subsidy for working families called the earned-income tax credit. He has signed up his three school-age children to eat free breakfast and lunch at federal expense. And Medicare paid for his mother, 88, to have hip surgery twice.

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM and ROBERT GEBELOFF  (I checked the spelling; it is correct.)  Published: February 11, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/even-critics-of-safety-net-increasingly-depend-on-it.html?pagewanted=all

Once again, everyone wants someone else to do what they won’t do themselves.

If you want to lead the country down this path, use a rule of good leadership:

Lead by example.  Don’t sign up if you don’t want the government to help people.  You are people.  No one forces you to go sign up for Medicare or Medicaid, or Free Lunches.  No one forces you to take EIC on your taxes.  If you just keep mouthing without the leading no one will follow – you’re not going anywhere!!

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