Sunday, August 2, 2009

Thought of the day

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."*

* Adrian Rogers, 1931*


Mike Golch said...

First of all the great thing about Democracy is that we all have the right to our opions,and that we can disagree with each other.That quote was made during the depression when there was no jobs,the "poor" lost all their saving when the banks collapsed.that almost happened again when the banking industry got so bloated and greedy that they almost drove this country into a second depression.
at least you did not embark on the fear mongering that is being driven by the health care industry.
Just saying.

Tracy said...

You are right Mike about how wonderful it is that we all have a right to our opinions.

I still feel this quote is valid in today's time. As far as the banks being greedy, it was our government pushing those very banks to loan people money that borrowers could not afford to pay back. The whole system is a mess truthfully. In regards to the health care system, i personally feel that it is never a good idea to have the government picking who can get treatment and who can not. Socialism never works. Which is what the President is suggesting. Other countries have gone this route, and they end up coming to our country to get treatment because their country has denied them such treatment.

Thank you for your comment. You know i always value the thoughts and ideas of others.