Saturday, January 23, 2010

who REALLY deserves the reward?

I feel like the wrong people are constantly being rewarded for their behavior. Josh and I are responsible. We work hard, pay taxes, pay our bills, take care of our kids, take pride in keeping our home clean and and well-maintained (like, we would never leave our lawn mower and a tipped over patio swing sitting in the front yard for 21 days straight like some people on our street did. lol). We've never asked our parents to pay a bill for us or give us money, so they haven't. Even when they've offered to help us out, they never ACTUALLY do it. However the irresponsible people we know are ALWAYS getting bills paid for them and being handed money to "help them out" of bad situations that they got THEMSELVES into. Even the government is jumping on that bandwagon now and handing over a bunch of money to them (as they are planning their second Caribbean cruise in a year...talk about some wasted government money!!!!). Why is that? Why are they being rewarded with all this money, when WE are the ones being responsible. Where's our reward for doing the RIGHT things?

It's like when all of those corporations who FUCKED UP, got bailed out. They were handed all of this money, even though it was THEIR fault that they were in that position. And even though they showed absolutely no remorse for the mistakes they made in the past and no knowledge of how to do things differently in the future. They just thought that throwing money at the situation would solve the problems (as they continued using their private jets and taking billions in bonuses...are you seeing some similarities here). Meanwhile, the small businesses who were doing things right (but still being shit on) didn't get a dime. I wonder if it's because they weren't the "favorite" son....

3 comments:

Brandi said...

AMEN.

Aubrey said...

It's bad parenting. The government is a bad parent. They bail out the screw ups and the screw ups grow up acting like everyone owes them just for existing. Like they're so freaking special. Then the normal kids who were told to suck it up and deal have to do just that. It's a vicious cycle. Only thing you can do is what you are doing. Working hard and doing right by your family. They obviously aren't and they will have to answer to it eventually. Hang in there.

Danifred said...

I second this. And, it gets me all fired up just thinking about it.