In my opinion it can be traced directly back to the cultural changes of the 1960s onward.
Or maybe it was the severe recession in the 70's that both drove up inflation and unemployment rates? The housing projects near industrial districts were hit especially hard and as a result turned into ghettos as everyone that could, moved and everyone that couldn't, turned to selling drugs or other crime to survive.
Our schools became more concerned about diversity and promoting leftist ideas and catering to people who refuse to learn English than they are about teaching basics like reading, writing, and arithmetic.
I've heard this before. Right after "reading, writing and arithmetic" comes "And how to treat people. How to treat niggers. The only good nigger is a dead nigger." And so we come to...
and racist programs like affirmative action have shut qualified people out of jobs and promotions just because of the color of their skin.
Kind of like how racist assholes like you have shut people out of entry level jobs just because of the colour of your skin. Affirmative action exists because there was desperate inequality to begin with. How the hell do you expect people to become fine, upstanding taxpayers who hate welfare moms for sucking $3.50 out of their wallets every paycheque, when they're not getting the city contracts that would keep their businesses afloat?
Government handouts encourage people not to work (hey, I won't feel the need to work either when the govt. sends me a free paycheck), and high taxes punish those who do work...
Heh. "Free paycheques." I like that. Obviously you've never been poor because a shitty minimum wage job scraping gum off floors or cleaning grease vats is preferable to welfare. Why? Becuase a) you don't quite get enough to keep body and soul together and b) because if you had to go through the same bureaucratic bullshit, the lineups, the public humiliation, the massive mistrust and blatant accusations of your person to get your paycheque at work, your employer would have an open revolt complete with molatov cocktails and lynch mobs faster than you can say "the peons are revolting!"
And high taxes? Canadians like myself have even higher taxes than you do. I just figured out exactly how much of my tax money goes towards keeping grandma off the street, family allowance, and "welfare bums." 13.5%. If I figure that as a dollar value, based on the $219.68 I paid in tax last paycheque (total deductions included Federal tax, Employment Insurance and CPP... EI doesn't count of course because it goes to a different budget but I figure I spend all that in federal sales tax anyway) it comes to a WHOPPING $29.66. My god, what could I do with that money if it weren't spent on welfare! I could buy a case of beer! I could buy a new mouse for my computer! I could pay for all the porn channels on cable! I could buy the newest Britney Spears album!
Oh wait! No I wouldn't, because I would be in JAIL for stealing a loaf of bread or a bag of rice two years ago just to feed my sorry ass at a time when I couldn't find a job for four months. And people like you who were born with a fucking silver spoon up your ass would be bitching about how we should just kill all the criminals so that you don't have to pay $50 every paycheque to cover the cost of incarceration. "Those dirty criminals!" you would say, "They could never be fine upstanding taxpayers like us!"
Deus ex frigerifero
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