Guided by prompts from WDC blogging challenges... and of course, life
|Prompt - Social Aspects: How important is wealth and income disparity to you? Do you feel that our system needs an overall?
While wealth and income disparity is a real thing, I don't know if it is very important to me personally. There are times when it seems unfair to me, of course. I am one of those people who makes just enough for the government to say I'm not impoverished, but make so little that many necessities go unseen to. Is that fair? Of course not! Nor is it fair that poor people have to pay more for basic things than those with
money. Think about it, if you don't have enough money in the bank and you overdraw your account to pay a bill like the electric payment, you then get fees added to your account from the bank. And if you can keep over a certain amount in your account, you don't have to worry about bank charges in many cases. You have to pay more to be poor. It's like hey see you struggling and instead of helping out, they put another hurdle in your path.
But should we overhaul our current system because life isn't fair? I don't think so. Is it fair to take money from those people who work their butts off and give it to people who don't want to work and would rather rely on the government to give them handouts? Nope. Yeah, there are a small handful of people who have stupid amounts of money, but those aren't the ones who take the hits when policies like this are put into place. It's the middle-class average Joe and Jill who work hard and actually earn the money they get. There will always be people playing the system, not matter what type of system is in place, but to think that taking from one who earned it honestly to give it to those who didn't is ludicrous. Whatever happened to earning your keep? And for that small portion of the population who honestly cannot work due to disability etc., help them. That would be the only system I see that needs an overhaul. But, that's a rant for another day.