- New custody law for equal time for dads begins today; some question law's relevance (8/28/16)5
- Former alt-rock frontwoman tells how she found Christianity (8/29/16)2
- Ex-Southeast student gets probation for placing homemade sex video on porn site without woman's knowledge (8/24/16)13
- Bootheel lawmaker seeks probe into crop damage by illegal herbicide spraying (8/24/16)1
- Local priest met Mother Teresa, will attend canonization (8/31/16)
- Jackson girl stays planted on the farm (8/28/16)2
- Wal-Mart theft probe yields drug charges against woman (8/31/16)
- Newsmakers 2016: Liz Glastetter (8/15/16)
- Scott City School District introduces new preschool program (8/26/16)1
- Cape police: Illinois union president hit woman in head with rock (8/28/16)3
Teach people to help themselves
I think it's time locals as well as politicians start using some common sense in trying to help people. Most people who need help can look in the mirror and see why. They don't know how to manage. These people can only be helped by teaching them how to manage.
Many people spend money they don't have or can't afford to spend. How many of these people ever had an adequate nest egg? They will say, "I couldn't." The truth for most is, "I wouldn't deny myself my wants, not my needs."
For years we've had a growing number of people who, by family example, decide not to work, living off the taxpayers and having no ambition to be self-supporting.
Until we decide to teach them how to manage their lives and money, we are paying them not to change but to continue as they have in the past.