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Chet Ruminski Wrote: Then read again why I said you volunteer and see if you understand that I was criticising the system for not allocating the money to hire people to do the job and not saying anything at all about your personal motive for volunteering.
This is exactly what I'm trying to get across. For some reason you don't understand why someone might just want to help someone else without having a desire to be compensated for it.
I don't think about the system or money when I'm teaching kids to read or when I'm teaching an immigrant to learn English. I just do it because I enjoy being around kids and I enjoy helping people. That's it.
My wife and I are lucky enough to have two comfortable incomes, no children (our choice), and plenty of free time on our hands. Helping people is in our DNA and being compensated for helping people doesn't make sense to us.
Now, when it comes to the mainstream media and the middle-class, I stand by my earlier statements. If Americans actually care about our Democracy then they need to show up at the ballot box.
It also doesn't matter what the media says when ten times as many people tune in to "Dancing With the Stars" than do the nightly news.
That's why I agree with Schmidt when he discusses voter apathy. We get the government we vote - or don't vote - for and we get the government we deserve.