so I see how hard teachers work. You’ll get no argument from me. I kind of agree. Why should someone working at a fast food job get more than others with more responsibility. We reap what we sow and if they have chosen not to better themselves, then the rest of us should not have to pay for it. There are choices for those who want to improve themselves. Staying at a fast food job for 10 years is not one of them.
I guess I’ll say good for them for at least working, but they probably get assistance as others have said. And, because I work in three low income schools and have worked in many more than that over the last 20 years, I see how these families choose to spend the money. I’ve also seen families make good choices and be able to raise up to 4 kids with low paying jobs. It’s all about choices and when we bail people out of the bad ones, they don’t learn and change their behavior. IMHO, that is what is wrong with our current society. We bail everyone out. If we started holding people more responsible for their choices, people would learn and not keep making the same mistakes. Why should someone with little to no education and few skills make as much as someone who has invested in their ability to earn a living?
I’m sorry if I am offending anyone, but this whole recent debt issue with the government has me all worked up. I have spent more time looking at the numbers and what things are costing and am quite angry at the position that we are in.