I am sick of the whiners, the complainers, and the people who “envy” those who have made something of themselves and have something to show for it. I am sick of the words, ninety-nine percent, one percent, redistributed wealth, income equality, have and have-nots, and class warfare (I’m sure I left out a couple others). I am sick of (to use their term), the ninety-nine percent crying foul against (again, using their term), the one percent, accusing them of greed. Is greed more evil than envy?
Let me state right here, right now. I am not one of the ninety-nine percent nor am I even close to being one of the one percent. I belong to the same group, as do millions of other Americans, who have worked hard all their life to provide a living for themselves and their families. The same group that does not live beyond their means and only buys what they can afford. I belong to the same group that saves money when they can, and invests in a 401K or other retirement plan. I’m part of the group that does not cry foul because someone else has more advantages than they have, is smarter than they are, or works harder than them to obtain more wealth and have a better life.
I wish the whiners would stop whining about people who negotiated a contract that gives them a $500,000 bonus or more, while investors or employees get squat. Like it or not, they are within their Constitutional (Article I, Section 10, Clause 1), right to receive every bit of that bonus.
I also wish people would stop whining about the people who pay less tax than they do because the law allows it; or because they qualify for specific tax deductions that our government representatives compiled and voted into law.
To understand how our country works I suggest the whiners do a little reading starting with the Bible (this is what our founding fathers based a lot of our laws on), the Ten Commandments, specifically number ten and then the Constitution of the United States. After that, try reading The Tragedy of American Compassion, by Marvin Olasky, and Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism Who Gives, Who Doesn’t, and Why it Matters, by Arthur C. Brooks. Stop complaining about what the other guy has and start being thankful for what you’ve got. Don’t worry about those who practice injustices. If the law doesn’t get them, they will be judged by a higher power than what exists here on Earth.