I say we all just quit work. If we did, where would the government get money to operate. Where would they get the money to give goodies to the freeloading 50% who live off the government. I am old enough to just retire and have been thinking about it. One thing for damn sure is I’m getting my passport renewed, just in case. This country is in a flat spin and the rudder fell off. All 4 engines are on fire on fire, and one wing is breaking free. She’s nosing down as I strap on my parachute. Bailing out...
I have 10 years left on a mortgage and the youngest in college. Not ready to quit work, but I would love to, because I am bone tired and in pretty rotten health for 54 yrs old.
I am also tired of the stress of working 50-60 hour weeks, month after month, year after year.
Can Obama confiscate our 401-Ks? If so, there is no point in working.
The thought is tempting. Would be interesting to see the result. But work isn't just work. We don't work for work's sake, or even just to make a living. It is a God-given means whereby we serve our neighbor. We serve in performing the specific task, painful as it is, and then, having received some financial reward, we serve again by spending that reward - some to take care of our own needs, but also to take care of family and others who work in vocations that serve us, too.
As for giving up on charity, this is a time when it is needed more than ever, particularly when it comes to Christian believers. They are not under any obligation by the State, per se, to provide for those who will not work (in fact they are enjoined specifically NOT to provide for such), but they are enjoined to provide for those who for reasons beyond their control are unable to work, especially those of the household of Faith. Recent political events make Christian Faith and life all the more pertinent.
Would miss your presence as a neighbor, but understand completely if you really want to bail. As for me, not really. It's not as if I expected my job to somehow land me on a magic carpet to sipping drinks in the Bahamas. Nope. I'll keep working and die in the saddle if I must. No biggie.