- It was announced today that illegal immigrants will now be eligible to receive back tax refunds even though they've never actually paid taxes.
- Today I went to pick up a prescription that cost me over $100 because my new Obamacare insurance doesn't cover it. My old insurance was 1/4 the cost and covered everything.
- I'm working on filing my taxes and am astounded at the amount of money I'm handing over to Uncle Sam. And I'm seeing less in return for it than ever before.
I'm beginning to wonder what the point is of working hard all day, sometimes nights and weekends. I work more than I should, to the point it sometimes starts to interfere with relationships and social activities and I have to constantly keep myself in check, but I've chosen to do it because I enjoy it and because I want to get ahead.
But with every action our government takes, they take away my incentive to actually try to get ahead.
Why should I work hard to pay for a $100 prescription, where if I made less money, I wouldn't pay anything at all?
Why should I work to pay my rent, when the government would chip in and help me pay for a place just as nice if I made less money?
Why is the government handing out my money who have done nothing to earn it and who haven't gone through the legal routes to be here?
This system doesn't work. The people on the low end of the pole have no incentive to work hard because they are being handed everything. And the people on the upper end have no incentive to work hard because they'll get the same benefits regardless of how hard they work.
Welcome to the new America.