Monday, August 8, 2011

Get your feet off OUR desk!

Sometimes, one picture does say a thousand words

I have had this picture in my file for a while now, and was saving it. However, whilst reading Decision Points (more on that another day,) I learned about the significance of that desk. I already saw this picture as the snapshot of much of what is wrong with this POTUS, and my reading of the historical background of this deak, emphasised my thoughts.

Then today, I get this:

Re: Get your feet off OUR desk!

The problem with public housing is that the residents are not the owners. The people that live in the house did not earn the house, but were loaned the property from the true owners, the taxpayers. Because of this, the residents do not have the "pride of ownership" that comes with the hard work necessary. In fact, the opposite happens and the residents resent their benefactors because the very house is a constant reminder that they themselves did not earn the right to live in the house. They do not appreciate the value of the property and see no need to maintain or respect it in any way.

The result is the same whether you are talking about a studio apartment or a magnificent mansion full of priceless antiques. If the people who live there do not feel they earned the privilege, they will make this known through their actions..

Actions ALWAYS speak louder than words no matter how *eloquent* those words may sound to some. 'Nuff said from Bratville.

(H/T to Lori for this reminder)

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