How will Obama change the world If the world isn't willing to change?
November 10, 2008 3:50pm CST
We all know someone that is below poverty level......and likes it there. They might even complain that they have nothing.....that they WISH they had this and they WISH they could do that. But, they do nothing about it. Except live off the state. And continue having more and more babies. They don't want to work.....then they would lose their state checks. We all know them. They want want want, wish wish wish. But what they really want is someone to do everything for them. Someone to take care of them, and all 6 of their children. They DONT WANT HELP, they want you to do it for them. So, how will Obama change the world if the world doesn't want to change? Sure, the unemployment rate is up.....because some people JUST DONT WANT TO WORK, or take the time and effort to LOOK for work! Sure, there are a lot of places cutting jobs, but there ARE jobs still out there!!! GO back to school....learn a new trade.......go to personal interest classes......start a small business.....do something to help yourself. Trust me, you cant help someone that doesn't want to help themself. It gets tiring. It gets old. Obama can work a world of wonder for us. He can make this world a better place to live in. But, he can't do it on his own. So, all of us preaching and voting for change....lets work on ourselves first before laying it all on the shoulders of one man.
• United States
11 Nov 08
I see where you are coming from but what about the people that can't afford to go back to school or don't have money to start their own business. The ones that can't get a loan because of bad credit caused by an ex spouse. The one's that can't afford childcare for their 2 children. The one's that had kids because they wanted them, that aren't using them for money from the state. The one's that are not having more kids. The one's that are below poverty level that are working or can't work due to other circumstances. The one's that do want to work but can't due to other circumstances. I want and wish and can't have. I get help from the state. I was working 40 hours a week, as was my fiance, and my daughter called the babysitter mommy. She cried when I would go to pick her up. She hardly knew me because I was never around because of work. I was making close to $11.00 an hour and could barely pay for the gas to take her to and from the sitter. I could barely pay for daycare. I couldn't pay my health insurance premiums. I couldn't afford food because of the rising prices. In my area, a lot of people are being laid off due to lack of sales, not because of laziness. I do what work I can do online so that I can stay home and care for my kids. To make sure they are taken care of properly and so that they know that they are loved by their parents. I used to have the same mentallity as you and a lot of others about stay at home moms, but now I know why it happens. You don't have children so that other people can raise them, you have them so that you can raise them. I've worked since I was 15 years old and paid my taxes (I'm almost 34 now), I see nothing wrong with taking some time off from work to care for my children. I paid my taxes and I feel I am entitled to some of that state assistance if I need it, I helped contribute to it for almost 20 years. I am a great parent and so is my fiance. We are broke and want and wish but our girls and his son are happy and healthy, they know they are loved and they are growing into mature responsible people because of us, not some stranger, babysitter, daycare provider...That's more important then being rich...We are the richest people I know and that's because of our family not our money. That's just my opinion. I also feel that Obama will help where he can. You are right, he can't help those that don't want the help. He can help those of us that are doing everything we can to survive but still can't make it. I could go back to work and lose the important time with my kids. I could go back to work and have all my money go to a babysitter. I could go back to work and have every penny go to gas and over priced food. I could go back to work for my paycheck to go to health insurance premiums for insurance that doesn't cover anything anyway. I still won't be able to pay my bills but hey, why not lose out on...my life and my kids lives.
• United States
11 Nov 08
I was talking about people that have the opportunity to do for themselves, but choose to have others take care of them. Heres my story. My brothers ex wife moved in with me because her new boyfriend kicked her and her daughter out. I took them in because the baby is my neice. I asked her to go back to school or start looking for a job to help me out. She never would get out of bed. Everyday, I went to work, came home, after she had been there all day, and I cleaned my house which looked like a tornado hit. Everyday. I was the one that had to find a way to get diapers.....I was the one that had to find a way to get clothing for her child. I was the one that had to look for opportunities for her, and let her know about them just so she could say ok and never do anything about it. She wouldn't do anything to better herself. And when I told her No One time about doing something she wanted me to do, she went into this whole screaming fit about YOU NEVER HELP ME WHEN I NEED YOU, YOU DONT DO ANYTHING FOR ME! Those are the people Im talking about. Not the people that try. Not people like you and your fiance that actually parent their children. Not people that desperately seek a better life and do what they can to make that happen. And, not people that are unable to better their life because of circumstances out of their control.
• United States
12 Nov 08
That is a bad situation. I would have told her to get out and offered to keep the child. I'm sorry if I went off in my earlier response. I take offense because I've heard other people assume that I'm one of those lazy welfare mothers. I used to judge people the same way before I was a mom. Sorry that I took offense.
11 Nov 08
i think what he needs to do is to play like robin hood and take from the rich and give to poor. Give more for education that way it would give the kids a more of a drive to thrive in life then to quit school and get pregnantor other things the kids are doing thats not getting them an education
• United States
22 Nov 08
I have some serious doubts about what, if any, change 0bama will bring but that being a seperate issue...you are right. There are ppl that simply don't want to do any better for themselves. They are content to sit back and let the state pay their way. I know a woman who had 8 children in 9 years, one every year...why? Because every time she had one she got more foodstamps, more wic, more money. It's crazy and yet there's nothing that can be done. She can also use those kids as an excuse to not work even when she's not pregnant b/c what daycare is going to watch all 8 kids and to spread them out is even more of a nightmare...oh, she would get free daycare if she could find someone to watch them. Alot of ppl tend to blame everyone else b/c they don't have more money, a bigger house, a better job, a newer car or whatever else but the truth is that individual is the only one that can change what they do or don't have. I would be more supporting of individual change then 0bama's great plan of change...with a politician change isn't always a good thing. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND TRUST IN GOD**[/b]