Why is it that Jamaicans think that as soon as some tragedy befalls them that they ought to be helped by their MP and they call for the government to come give them handouts and help-ups?
If my house bun down you think that I can go block road and call for my MP? Hell if I did, those same ppl dun laugh and say that I have it and so I must sort out my own business.
It would be nice if government could respond to us like that but it's unrealistic! That's why we have local civil authorities, church bodies and NGO's who step in to assist if they can. And assist is what they do, they don't have to. It's all choice!
But the way you hear Jamaicans on tv talking you'd think that the world owes them assistance. They need to look back and see what the hell they have given for their country that requires payback. Votes for a politician? That's between them and the politician! Please don't involve my tax dollars in that!
If they gave up the criminals in their neighbourhood and then I heard they get burn-out I might be ammenable to my tax dollars being used in such weird ways.
I'm not against assisting. I'm all for it! We are our brother's keeper but that is by choice not by gun-point.