I had a strange dream last night about being hired to clear debris from a person's large backyard. The house had a white fence all the way around the perimeter with lots of trees and patchy grass. There was a volvo 240 in the driveway with black alloy wheels.
Another thing, the illegals may do more work cheap but do NOTHING for this country. I see it first hand all throughout wherever I go. They put nothing back into the US.
That's what not paying taxes can do for you.
Hard work is not something kids understand these days. When I was in high school I worked for a guy who built and serviced swimming pools. All spring break I would drain and acid wash pools. Hard work but I would make 300-400 bucks in 5 days. That was good. I worked almost every weekend in school and all through college. I never got told to do it I just did it because I wanted money. Kids just are not motivated like that, mine included.
So very true man! Offered my 17 year old stepson $20 bucks to sweep the garage and he said "no thanks" and went back on the comp.
Come Saturday he wants to go snowboarding so it's "mommy, I need $60!" and naturally, 'mommy' coughs-up the dough... and she wonders why I call her an enabler.
That is the exact reason why people don't learn how to earn by working. Handouts stopped very early for me. I was paying for my clothes and necessities in my early teens with part time job income.
had a conversation with some recently about our economy and what if it crashes for real... We decided it would not be all bad actually. Hardship never really hurt anyone..
Kids will learn that everything is not free.. parents that have dumped gobs of money and possessions on their kids are going to be guilty of ruining their lives.. (that is when junior figures out he has no work ethic and little hope of ever having one) Kids need to cry, be mad, do without and just have flat out miserable days to learn about life and how to cope with adversity..
Pseudo rich over indulging parents seem to think they are doing their kids a favor by providing every single need.. I think nothing is farther from the truth.. not only is there little or no appreciation for the finer things of life but an expectation of always having a newer car, cell phone or even their home paid for..
I have a dark side that likes to see this happen I suppose..
The average American spends way too much money (self included) Take a look around you at all the useless garbage you have.. overindulgence is a way of life here.. (also the root of a big part of our problems). It will self correct eventually but it is going to suck..
this is the only country in the world that will let you buy a home without any money.. (in the middle east, you are only allowed to borrow around 10% of the homes value.. if you do not have the money? you do not get a home)
You have to remember that what you were paying that one guy to do that who yard is where 3-5 spanish guys would be working and have the yard done in no time. Comparing 1 person to a small team of guys is crazy. There's alot of Americans out there that would've done that yard no problem.
Another thing, the illegals may do more work cheap but do NOTHING for this country. I see it first hand all throughout wherever I go. They put nothing back into the US. Local resturaunts close from no business, yet the little mexican food trucks are everywhere. Crime has skyrocketed and home invasions are on the rise.
Don't tell me they have no money, as almost every other driveway has a brand new pickup truck in it. No stock trucks either, the $65K custom conversion F150's or Silverado's. That's what not paying taxes can do for you.
Frankly it disgusts me.
Did I mention the trash everywhere? You could sit in my front yard and watch them drive by and just toss garbage out the window of their cars. Nice.
I am going to get a bunch of strippers to start mowing lawns myself... I liked the idea.. (they pay a lot less taxes than the Hispanics I can assure you)