Taxi Cab Conservatism

I was just recently in Washington D.C. and had an amazing conversation with a taxi driver on the way to the airport.  After pointing out some of the many historical sites on the way out of town, the conversation took a surprising turn.  She started to complain about people that do not work and live off of welfare and other government assistance programs; virtually all their lives. To paraphrase, she made the following assertion: "It is a shame. I know many people, even my own family members, that have never held a job.  I have one relative that is 31 years old and only held a job temporarily once.  They do not feel a need to work because the government takes care of them." "Even worse" she explained, "it is becoming a generational thing.  The parents are supported by the government and that is the example that the children are learning from so they have no desire to go out in the world and work as well.  I work seven days a week, put my daughter through...(Read Full Post)