It’s Your Ox And Mine…Stop, Stop, Stop Whining!

Whining

Stop Whining and stand up like Americans!

When did whining become the American sport?

It’s interesting that now that there is some talk, and hopefully some action, in reducing the cost of government, what a resounding whine is coming from the nooks and cracks all over the country.  And I don’t mean just those in Wisconsin who have dirty diapers and have long wanted someone else to care for them.  They are shameful, at best.  Whine, whine, whine….

We can’t give much, but my wife and I try hard to give to an eclectic group of charities, and suddenly we’re getting lots of mail, i.e.:  “The government is cutting our grants.  Write your congressman.”  So far we’ve heard from Special Olympics and a couple of environmental groups.  Whining.

It case you haven’t heard, special interest groups, the country is broke.  It’s time to stand up on your own two feet.  Some little old lady retired in Florida who has no interest in the environment or the wolves or spotted owl in the NW, or yes in kids with special needs, should not be paying income tax so some politician can buy votes by getting and giving a Federal grant.  Grants have no place in our Federal government.  It’s basically against our democracy, our republic, to tax someone for something they don’t benefit from.  NPR and their cohorts alone got five hundred million a year.  Why should some shrimp fisherman in Alabama who listens to cajun music and doesn’t give a damn about liberal programming be obliged to pay for it?  Taxation without benefit is as bad as taxation without representation.  So stop whining.

I’m going to say that more loudly.  “IT’S AGAINST OUR DEMOCRACY AND OUR REPUBLIC TO TAX SOMEONE FOR SOMETHING THEY DON’T BENEFIT FROM.”  So stop whining.

I like the Special Olympics, I like lots of environmental groups, but if they’re not capable of raising money, PRIVATE MONEY, from folks who like and support them, then they are and should be doomed.  Sorry, but it’s time for all of us to engage in some introspection and some self-reliance and to stop depending upon some perceived largess from our benevolent uncle in Washington D.C.  It’s among the many reasons this country is BROKE.  Your ox will be gored just like mine already has been, if we’re going to cure the ills of this country.  So stop whining.

From now on, ladies and gentlemen with your hands out, tell me you’re not taking money from that little old lady in Florida, and I’ll support you.  Take a dime from the Federal government, from folks who work hard and pay taxes and want something for it, and you’re OFF my list.  Whine if you want to, but you’re off.  Hard work makes a man, hand out palm up forsakes a man.  Whining is not the American way.

Stand up on your own two feet, as are the millions of unemployed in this country, and they are going to have to get on their own two feet as well.  Become part of the solution, don’t continue to be part of the problem.  Stop whining.

STOP WHINING!

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