Tonight on Bill O’Reilly‘s radio program he decided it would be fun to let people call in to tell them why they hated Hillary Clinton. Of course Bill would take issue with that stating that he let people say whatever they want, but that’s like asking a stadium for of Philadelphia Eagles fans to tell us how they feel about the Dallas Cowboys. You know exactly what kind of response you’re going to get going in.
Anyway, caller after caller used every negative word and phrase possible to describe her. One man that Bill clearly didn’t disagree with actually called her evil and went on to explain that she’s evil because she wants to provide “cradle-to-grave entitlement programs”. He explained that he’s a millionaire and he had to work extremely hard to get there and that he resents the idea of people being able to simply be handed things.
What the hell is wrong with this type of person? Talk about idiotic, close-minded, short-sighted, asinine thinking. It doesn’t get much worse than this. First, anyone born in this country is benefiting from entitlement. These people could have been born in a country where their only hope is to get a hand-out from that rich country they someday hope to visit. Second, in what world does someone like this live when they think that a person living on the hand-outs of an entitlement system is getting away with something worse resenting them over? This guy actually was suggesting that if Hillary Clinton were elected, all his hard work would be for nothing because everyone will just work a minimum wage job and live like kings.
No one is talking about taking people off the street and handing them ten million dollars, buying them a yacht and running them for political office. We’re talking, at best, about providing basic health care for people. We’re talking about providing enough income in your senior years to keep you from having to live on the streets (and just imagine how happy these same people if everyone on social security had nothing and did live on the streets.) People like this make me sick. They resent people for being alive? That’s what it comes down to. To these people anyone who hasn’t walked in their shoes should be dead. You ran a successful business but then it failed and you spent your future trying to keep salaries going for your workers? Screw you pal. Drop dead. Survival of the fittest and you just don’t qualify.
To actually go through life being resentful of someone who might get free basic health care (when you would be able to get it too but will most likely choose NOT to rely only on it) or live in low-incoming housing while you’re living stress-free because you worked hard? Give me a break. You want resentment? I’d accept it from someone born in one of those countries I touched on previously. Someone there might have some reason for wondering why they didn’t draw the lucky straw—to be lucky enough to be born in a country where people care for their fellow man enough to give them the basic things in life so that they have a chance of lifting themselves up without having to worry about dropping dead from malaria or scurvy.
It’s amazing how much someone who has succeeded in our country can look down upon everyone else who hasn’t made it and actually resent their very existence. It’s just wrong. The entire concept that someone is pulling one over on the rest of us by getting free health care (which we don’t have), free income (which isn’t exactly a fair view of welfare), a free home (low-income housing isn’t free) or a free retirement (you pay into social security and it’s not making anyone rich) is just ludicrous.