Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Giving Away the USA….

By J Robert Giles (November 16, 2011)

Click HERE for J Robert Giles’ Site


"There's no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation." – Margaret Thatcher


Ever heard of the Universal Service Fee? Ever see it on your cell-phone bill and just assume it’s a fee you signed up for at some point? Guess what…’s not. The Universal Service Fee is a program by which you, me, and anyone else working hard to pay their own constantly changing cell phone bill are actually paying for “low-income families” to enjoy cell-phone freedom. You see, the money you pay to cover this fee each month is then collected from your carrier and turned into cell-phones for the poor.

“According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) telecom providers receive money from the Universal Service Fund to provide cell service to lowbanger_with_blackberry income residents. In order to qualify for the program you need to show you are receiving additional forms of assistance like food stamps or TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families). The Universal Service is funded by fees paid to telephone providers when customers pay their phone bill.” {Chris Nagus – KMOV}

I’m sick of providing for those unwilling to provide for themselves. Just because I have something you want does not mean you are entitled to it. Welfare, dependence, entitlement……they’re all  damaging but prevalent mentalities in our country. Remember the old days when you worked your tail off with a goal in mind? Our country has become the equivalent of 312 million little brothers and sisters whining because we don’t get gifts on our big brother’s birthday. The liberal in you is laughing dismissively at that comparison, but you know as well as I do that it’s true. We’ve got to put an end to it.

spending government-spending Where’s the pride? Where’s the American Spirit we all claim to hold so dear? That spirit, the one we all claim to understand…….it says nothing about getting crap you didn’t earn!! If you didn’t earn enough money, and carefully budget that money, to go out in your own car, fueled by gas that you paid for, and buy your own damn cell phone then you don’t get a cell phone. You’re just going to have to wait to call all of your life advancing associates so eagerly awaiting your contact. It’s easy for me to sit here and complain from the safety of my computer, but what can we do to make a serious dent in this crippling mentality? What can any of us do on our own? After all, you didn’t get a choice in whether or not you paid this Universal Service Fee, did you? No, you didn’t. It was something that was simply added to your bill, never explained, and forced upon you. If you don’t pay it, you don’t get to continue using your own phone. That’s fair, right? Pay for someone else’s free phone, or we take yours away. Exactly how our forefathers drew it up, right?

It’s high time we start letting the people responsible for actions such as the Universal Service Fee know that we are sick of funding mediocrity. We’re sick of supporting a system that allows and encourages lucrative unemployment. There are streets that need cleaning, graffiti that needs erasing, highways that need repair, and neighborhoods that need policing. Do some of that and then we can talk about getting a cell-phone, okay? Being unemployed has become a full time job. If you’re good enough at it, you can get pretty much anything you want without having to work for it. Truly indigent is one thing. Poor, uneducated, and loud by choice is quite another. Why do I have to give a cell phone to a man that refers to me as “whitey” or “cracker” and then insinuates that I’m racist if I don’t vote for an unqualified, unproven, un-American candidate? Obama was elected because an overwhelming number of people believed he would provide them with more free crap than John McCain bea-income-550x330would have provided.

The biggest problem is not the laziness and loudmouthed pride in borderline illiteracy. It’s not the “gimme that cause you got it and I want it” attitude that seems to have   gripped our nation’s youth. It’s not even the welfare system itself. The problem is that we have let lawyers and corrupt legislators get us to a point where there are more people taking from the system than there are contributing to it. There are more people with their hand in the cookie jar than there are cookies. Do you understand, or should I come up with another way to say it? There are more foxes in the hen-house than chickens or eggs. Giving to those truly in need is a noble, generous cause. Expanding the definition of ‘need’ to include those who simply don’t want to work is criminal.

Here’s a short list of just a few of the entitlement programs YOU are funding…..

Universal Service Fee

Medicare / Medicaid

Social Security

529 / Coverdell

Supplemental Security Income

Pell Grants

Unemployment Benefits

Welfare/Public Assistance

LIHEAP (Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program – 1 in 10 recipients are fraudulent!!!)

Stafford Loans

Food Stamps

TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)

Consolidated Health Care Centers Program

As I’m sure you are aware, these are just a few of the literally hundreds of ways people are continuously milking our country dry. To make matters worse, the people tasked with running, monitoring, and enforcing the guidelines and policies of these programs are “mentally unemployed” despite the fact they collect a paycheck backed by my tax dollars. Fraud, failure to identify fraud, misappropriation of funds, embezzlement…..there are too many stories to count. We continue to get screwed while manipulative people manipulate a system that encourages and thrives upon manipulation.

You know what has to be done, make sure it happens!

As always, thanks for playing!

J Robert Giles


Happy Birthday, Dad!