Originally posted by: ric
Or maybe it is the negative perception of "politics" that gets in his way
Lets not forget running the country is not an easy task. The way I see it, it the governments job to run the country, and a damn fine job they do too. I have enough soul-crushing stress and misery of my own to deal with; I dont see why I should consider it my personal responsibility to help others. I do my bit (voting, tax, etc...) and Ive donated to charities on the odd occasion, I dont see why this should be suddenly expected
Personally I can't abide charities and the like clawing at my heels: pushy adverts for charities, awful TV begathons, and charity shops quite literally taking over our streets (and pushing out small shops and businesses; a well documented problem I understand). Its not as if life is perfectly rosy for those of us who dont
have cancer, or live in destitution, or who have been dumped in the gutter.
I probably come accross as heartless after that, but it felt really good to get that out!!