OK - *Just Poking Around* *4:18pm:* I'm making this Blog post so that you'll know that I am OK. Just messing around. Maintaining Scampy and Transito. But what ...
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From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need
“…when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
Todd had these quotes on his blog and I cringed when I heard Obama say the above quote to Joe The Plumber this week.
Part of me has some Socialist leanings. I know of people who cannot take care of themselves and I don't have a problem paying taxes so these people are taken care of. I also think its a national shame that so many Americans cannot get health coverage in this "land of plenty."
On the other hand, Sandra and I have worked for everything we have. We live a California Middle Class lifestyle. We're paying a mortgage and we have one piece of rental property. We're doing well but are not rich by any means.
I don't think its good for "everybody" when you take from some and give to others just because. I work nights, weekends and holidays to uphold my financial responsibilites and for my money to be taken from me to give to those who won't work just pisses me off.
I'm not voting for Mc Cain, this isn't just Obama bashing. I don't like either candidate for their stance on continuing the illegal domestic spying without a warrant. Such a breach of the 4th Amendment has our Founding Fathers spinning in thier graves.
But the idea that those with "wealth" (and have a good time defining that) need to "give" to those without through the filter of the government, well, you can guess how I feel about that.