Tom Brocaw called the generaion of American citizens who grew up during the Great Depression and WW II "The Greatest Generation" and I agree. they made this country great for all future gererations but now our federal government has ruined what America once was. Today America needs workers that are in the country illegally do do the work of busing dishes like your Columbian friend. I;m not saying he is here illegally, but how many American citizens busing dishes, swinging hammers doing construction or any other job that makes a man have to sweat and get dirty. How many people in our federal government running this country has ever did any manual labor? Most of them never get out of wearing a suit and tie unless it is to go to a high class gym to work up a sweat. we are paying $20 billion a year on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan while we lay off teachers and firemen here at home. we allow corruption in our fedreal government go unpunished and look the other way when while politicans only want to get elected to line their own pockets and bank accounts rather than do something for this country. Why shouldn't young Americans like your attorney friends work hard to have what their seniors have, when they can go join the rest of the lawyers in Washington, DC to work or appear to be working. Most people on welfare probably are because they say why should I go out and work hard for a low wage while fat cats in washington become millionaires while doing nothing but running their mouths trying to raise more money for their reelections. Do we really need people in government to do a study that cost millions on why kids fall of tricycles? Does everyone representing us in Washington, DC need a driver and a limo to get around? Americans can't even mow their own lawns anymore like I do. They can't open a garage door.
Most Americans would love to have a job in government with all the perks that comes with those jobs not counting the vacation, retirment, medical, dental, benefits and a government vehicle to drive anywhere they go on free gasoline. I like those fact finding tours where they stay at the 4 star hotels, wine and dine on tax payers money, go to nice parties and take side trips to see a millionaire friend while spending maybe four hours finding the facts they went after. Oh many take their wives and kids. the greatest generation worked hard to make this country great but are now told that they are hurting this country for getting their Social Security benefits. they knew what work was, back breaking work, where a man and woman had to sweat, get dirty, work long hours to get to old age and be able to retire. Why should Americans on Social Security have to work till they drop over dead from old age? This generation should be taking care of the generation before them so they can enjoy their last years here on earth.