Something My Mother Sent Me

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Seacowboys, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco , TX , Nov 18, 2011

    PUT ME IN CHARGE . . .

    Put me in charge of food stamps. I'd get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash
    for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

    Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I'd do is to get women
    Norplant birth control implants or tubal legations. Then, we'll test
    recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

    Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks?
    You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair.
    Your home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.
    In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week
    or you will report to a "government" job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the "common good.."

    Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all of
    the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

    If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at
    least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

    AND While you are on Gov't subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov't welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
  2. Yes! 110% correct!!! I cod not agree any more
  3. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I'll second that, it should be the way it is, too bad it isn't
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Yes, too bad it isn't. Now, how do we make it that way or or we too far down the cesspool to climb back out
  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I will go further and state that I truly do not mind contributing to those that need assistance with food, but a few good nutritious staples should be all that we have to provide them. I don't mind subsidizing their clothing, give them all matching cover-alls and a government mule. Standardize what we will provide them, just the essentials of food, clothing, and shelter, and throw in basic medical care. Housing? What is wrong with barracks? Or tents, for that matter?It will sustain you until you can get on your own feet. Our system now rewards unchecked reproduction and we have ruined three entire generations of perfectly capable productive citizens by giving them a means to own cell phones, ipods, laptops, 22" rims, Nikes, without having to work for them, and we can't blame them for taking advantage of it, hell, we're the ones that got scared of them when they were burning down the cities and instead of doing something for them that would actually help, w just said "Here; take this money, go buy you a Cadillac.
    Sapper John and ghrit like this.
  6. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    As unbelievable as it may sound, until the early 1980's in Connecticut, it was illegal for a social worker (or any social service agency worker) to even mention birth control to welfare recipients.

    I personally know one family, 3 daughters, 3 sons and of the 6, none are married (although one was married and divorced many years ago) and each one has a minimum of 3 children. Of the 3 men, all have been in prison at least once. One of the men refuses to work because it would mean his pay would be attached for child support - current balance owed his former wife and children (in excess of 84,000 - I know this because he was my son-in-law) All but 3 of those children also have children - since they are all teenagers, none have more than 3 children yet. My grandchildren are the only ones who have succeeded (so far) in escaping the path of their father's family. One of the 3rd generation welfare children is severely handicapped and requires constant in-home medical aides as well as frequent hospitalizations. I feel very sorry for this teenage family, it's a lot to bear but neither of them seem inclined to try to get a job. At least one of them could be working.

    I resent having to support people who produce nothing other than more people who will live off the hard work of others and feel it is their right to demand more.
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