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The 5 Most Important Sentences Regarding "Political Prosperity"

Safety and security is on everyone's mind these days. I find these thoughts to be enlightening and comforting, therefore useful for emotional well being.

• You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

• What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

• The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

• When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

• You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

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Comment by Greg Wilson on November 17, 2009 at 5:31am
I could not agree more doc, with the original post and the one below.
Comment by OCNaturalDoc on October 22, 2009 at 11:36pm
hi maggie,
the hungry and homeless are certainly a growing population in the US --- none of us are unaffected. i've worked for a long time to create awareness for these causes. the statements are not inferences, and they don't suggest anything beyond what they state. i didn't write them, but i thought they were thought provoking and truthful.

we have a lot of public assistance in the US, but there are many public assistance programs that most US citizens aren't even aware of. those who immigrate to this country are totally hip to the funding our government provides for them. our citizens go without -- or with less -- because monies are appropriated to many pots -- they pull from one to benefit another. of course, those programs weren't in place when my mothers family (or yours) immigrated to the US....rather, they knew the language before they got here and started a company to employ americans. they were proud to be here and wanted to become part of the fabric of the culture, rather than come here and make a stink about how different they were. to what end?
the whole thing is kinda skewed and should be revisited. we'd have more funds to more appropriately appropriate to our citizens.

by the way, have you looked into immigration outside of the US? chances are, you won't get the bennies you get if you were coming to the US, if they even let you in. and i'm using immigration as an example -- i obviously have no problem with people moving freely about the world. i wish it were easier for us....like it used to be.

back to the statements....it's kind of a business 101 thing: when free enterprise and drive/ambition to succeed are taken out of the mix, people lose interest and become apathetic -- "why should i even bother? i'm busting my ass and there's nothing in it for me." we've all heard people say things like that.

people need to feel valued, worthy, important, and that they have something valuable to contribute in order to feel and become successful. of course, there's more to it than that -- but teaching someone to fish, rather than preparing a fish dinner for them every nite will go further to create prosperity for many.



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