Whether or not this particular story is factual or not is irrelevent. Seriously? Stereotypes and rants and foaming at the mouth come from BELIEVING these types of stories! Since when do you say some things don't need to be true? If this was a rant against your political views, I believe you would expect it to be based on solid fact.
My point is that I don't beleive that story, at least the money elements of it. I don't have to beleive that particular story.
Because there are so many other true ones in the news. I have read stories from britain about a married couple doing exactly that thing. Earning big money (substantial, at least!) on the dole. www.dailymail.co.uk
and search for "dole". I didn't see that particular story, but there are others.
So that story is true in some element, somewhere. And almost every person who relies on welfare without trying seriously to work is sending a loud and clear message to their kids. Somebody will take care of you if you don't want to try. You don't have to try.
And that somewhere is where our country is headed.
And it comes from the government taking over parenting, and parents giving it up. Parents living on welfare, not trying. Not teaching their kids that hard work will ALWAYS be better than welfare. That there is merit not only in the pay, but in the work itself. And we'll be damning our children to the same stuff going on in France. Shiftless youth not willing to work more than 30 hours a week, and when told that they'll have to work two years longer before the government will give them full pension, the country erupts in riots. Because the people think that they deserve more for doing less, and the government is out of money to hand out to them.
THAT gets me foaming at the mouth. The morons in Europe get me ranting and foaming at the mouth. Because that is the endgame to the form of socialism this is encroaching and being pushed on us.
Ok. I'll go wipe my mouth now. :roll: