Is personal responsibility obsolete?
One of the disturbing signs of our times is the never ending supply of do-gooder politicians advocating government programs that relieve people of the necessity of working to provide their own livelihoods.
We all undestand that if you tax something, you get less of it, and if you subsidize something, you get more of it. That’s why liberals want to tax things they don’t like (like sugar, trans fats…… rich people) and subsidize things they like (such as solar energy).
So why isn’t the logic any different when it comes to poverty? When you subsidize people to not work, you’ll get less work. When you incentivize fatherless childbirth with extra welfare benefits, you’ll get more illegitimate childbirths.
A recent story reported in Patriot Chronicle shows just how far we’ve fallen as a society when it comes to personal responsibility.
She says that “someone needs to be held accountable and they need to pay”. We would agree that someone needs to be held accountable. But unfortunately the person that needs to be held accountable is her for having 15 kids.
Liberals don’t want any restrictions on welfare. But there is simply no way we can tax the country enough to continuously provide for more and more people who refuse to have any type of personal responsibility.
You know whose responsibility it is to pay for those kids? Her own.
If we were to be “compassionate” and give people like this a helping hand, we’d only get people making such reckless decisions.
When people pay for the costs of their actions, they make less mistakes. When the taxpayers are on the hook, what’s the point in being responsible when someone else will pay for your mistakes?
I can understand having an unexpected pregnancy – even (or especially) at a young age, but that doesn’t tend to be a repeat occurrence.
This woman is nearly in her forties, and she’s made the same mistake fifteen times.