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First of all, something strange happened to my LJ. Somebody or something deleted my main icon, and replaced it with an icon of a man holding his ears. This icon wasn’t even in my icon list where I went in to delete it. I have already CHANGED my password!!

Welfare:
I absolutely do NOT want any American citizen to go hungry, especially children. BUT…

I realize that we’re living in rough times, but I have noticed since forever, that there has been great abuse with our Welfare. I buy most of my groceries at Sam’s, but I still have to go to regular groceries stores to buy certain items that aren’t sold at Sam’s, and these are the times I always see stuff bought by welfare recipients that should NOT be able to be purchased with the Lone Star card.

I travel miles and miles to this grocery store, because they have the best bakery, and they also sell the best chili con carne burritos. 99% of the customers there buy with the Lone Star (food stamps). I saw this family there, buying a huge birthday cake, and when one of their little girls said she wanted cupcakes, too, they bought her about a dozen.

I saw these two guys, who were about 25 years old buy 2 BLOCKS each, of Munster cheese. I have seen people buy candy, soda pop, TV dinners, ice cream, and the list goes on and on. I have seen grocery carts filled to the brim with stuff that I, who works, would never even think of buying. I have seen milk, bread, etc., on sale, but I have seen these people just walk up and without a thought, just pick up whatever is in front of them. NEVER, have I seen them buy items I mostly buy, items such as corn bread, flour, oatmeal, beans, pastas, and OFF brand items. Never have I seen them with a grocery list, either. I honestly don’t believe this mother’s don’t even know how to make a HEALTHY meal from SCRATCH. Why? Because they have never had to, since they have always bought instant stuff.

As I mentioned before, I don’t want anyone to go hungry, but I do want the system to give these people just enough so they will have to shop for groceries as those of us who work do. I want them buy items where they will actually have to cook. I want them to make their own cornbread, pancake mix, beans, spaghetti, pizza, etc. from scratch as I do. I want the system to ban them from buying meals already prepared from the bakery, birthday cakes, pastries, candy, and soda pop. I want the system to force these people to buy OFF brand items. The baby formula is actually locked up, because of the outrageous price. I want the system to provide FREE BIRTH CONTROL to these women, and if they continue having babies, I want the system to withdraw a LARGE chunk of MONEY, and food stamp benefits. I want the system to STOP admitting at the county hospital, women who take a kid because he has the sniffles!! I want FREE lunch at schools stopped. I want these mothers to actually make their kids peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, just as my mom made for all us five kids! I want Headstart to come to a stop. My brothers and I were never able to go, because my dad made a couple of pennies about the limit to qualify.

I want the system to enter the homes of these welfare recipients and CHECK to see if a man is shacking up in there, eating and enjoying from the bounty we the tax payer pays for.

All in all, I do give thanks to God that the welfare program exists for families who need it for a LITTLE while, until they get back on their feet, but I don’t want it to be a FOREVER career! I want these people to suffer, just as you and I suffer when it comes to eating, having a roof over our heads, having health care, and having an OLD car.




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nahele_101
Feb. 10th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
I think its kinda funny you are ranting about food stamps, and ignoring the massive amount of CORPORATE welfare given out. We gave $45 BILLION to Citi group bank. A private company, who is using that money to buy up more banks and paying $400 MILLION to have its name put on a stadium.

People are always going to rip off the system. Its how it works. That being said, I rather our government focus on trying to eliminate all the loopholes and bonuses we give large businesses and not worry so much about food stamp abuse.

The fact is Americans by and large DON'T cook for themselves anymore. Processed food with lists as long as the bible exist and people gobble them up. Its the 'merikan way, ma'am. We want food fast, quick and with little hassle. Props to you for cooking for yourself and knowing how to make things from scratch. Its a good skill to have.

I rather have 1,000 families eating poorly and taking whatever pleasure that birthday cake gave them use food stamps, then have a single Wall Street Millionaire investment banker walk away with more tax payer money.

I don't understand why you want to take away cheap or free medical from people either. That shows a lack of compassion in my opinion. I agree with you that welfare shouldn't be forever, but also know that often times low income jobs don't pay enough to get by on for larger families.

I am all for reducing family sizes, and encouraging women to get educated and move up and out of poverty. The thing is though, one in ten families in 'merika are on food stamps now according to CNN. Its only going to get worse. Who do you really want the government to focus its energy on? The lowly food stamp abuser or the people who lead us into this mess and made billions from it?

Pick your battle.
playgirl
Feb. 10th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Kinda funny
No, it isn’t kinda funny that I have omitted the billions given out to corporate banks. It would have taken pages upon pages to add that to this post. For now, I have expressed my feelings on Welfare recipients who have refused to get off the system.

Yes, we want fast food and hassle free, but for those of us who can’t afford that, we do without that stuff. And as for accusing me of not having compassion, you are wrong. I have very little, but I make it a point to continue sponsoring a little girl from Africa, who has NOTHING, and who has one of her little eyes just about gone. I also sponsor a dog and a cat. I have chosen to help these causes in my own little way, because they are the ones who have NOTHING to eat, who are abused, and as for my little girl Edith, she lives in an Aids infested country.

I have also had a homeless man living with me (Grandpa). I work and try to provide what ever I can for his creature comforts. Since he doesn’t have insurance, I drive to Mexico to buy his medications.

I didn’t mean to toot my horn in any way here, but I found it extremely offensive that you have accused me of not having compassion.

I have personally seen women take their kids to the doctor and even to the hospital because of some ailment which could have been taken care of at home. I have seen kids who have been EXTREMELY sick who should have gone to the doctor but couldn’t, because the family couldn’t afford to do so.

So, you’d rather have families buy 1,000 birthday cakes to make them happy? What about those families who WORK, and CAN NOT afford to buy even ONE birthday cake. Guess what? Birthday cakes can be baked at home. Just buy a couple of boxes of cake mix, make your own frosting (it’s so easy), some candles, and you have a birthday cake for about 5 buck, unlike the one at the bakery that cost 30 BUCKS or more.

MANY of these women have some man shacking up with them. Not only are these women and their children costing us our hard earned money, but so are these LAZY BUMS who impregnate these women.

You’re right, people will continue to rip of this country, and I want it to STOP, because we are the ones who are doing without!
nahele_101
Feb. 10th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Kinda funny
I'm sorry you took offense to what I wrote.

I already know about grandpa and your caring for animals, which is admirable.

You misse the main point of my argument...PICK YOUR BATTLES.

To me, its far more offensive that a select few at the top are ripping off BILLIONS of dollars while everyone underneath them suffers. Its far more offensive to me that they live high and mighty on the backs of the middle and lower class.

Your comments about people not being able to afford the doctor go to support nationalized health care. I am all for that. If a parent is freaking out cause their kid has the sniffles, then they have the right to take them to the doctor. I would love to see more money put into local health care clinics in neighborhoods.

Baking a cake is easy. You're right there too...but if someone wants to use their $150 (rough estimate) of food stamps to buy a cake, so be it.

Many of the women you speak of have NO education, no future and are stuck with kids which severely limits their ability to get ahead in life. Are the fathers laying around drinking beer and watching t.v? Probably in a lot of cases, yes.

Living a humble and frugal life is commendable. I applaud you in doing so. More people will be getting their lifestyles knocked down several notches as this reccession goes longer. Hell, Walmart just laid off 700 people today at their headquaters. If Walmart (which is arguably shopped primarily by lower class people) is doing poorly, then we are in a world of hurt.

I am not attacking you, just saying that I rather the focus be on blantant wasting of taxpayer money. The problem with taking away welfare from people is its the kids who get hurt eventually. If you could somehow punish the parents and people who did collect welfare benefits who abused the system, then I am all for it.

Their kids WILL suffer eventually though. Its a no win situation unless you can truly get that person off their feet and working steadily.

California is in debt $48 Billion and has the largest population in the country. We gave $45 Billion to a single company. That pisses me off. California is the sixth largest economy in the world and leads at the forefront of so many innovations.

Its livejournal. What do you expect.
playgirl
Feb. 10th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Kinda funny
This is what I love about LJ, people like you sometimes getting my adrenalin going in a big way! :o)

My battle is about welfare for now. Of course, those fat pigs that were bailed out with so much money make my blood boil. Bank of America almost buying a 50 MILLION airplane makes me ill. Thanks to the media leaking this info out, they decided not to buy it with our tax dollar.

Absolutely, I feel health care should be affordable for ALL of us, not only the rich and the very poor! My dad has prostate cancer, and when he got his operation, he was in the hospital for only 3 days. The bill came out to close to $30,000, and this was only the hospital stay. I slept in a cot next to him for those 3 days, and I was the one who did everything for him. I’ll never understand why there was such an astronomical bill. Thank God he has insurance, but what about those who work, but insurance isn’t provided by their work place? Had my dad worked for a company such as this, he would have died.

I came from a family of 7. I remember my mom cooking inexpensive nutritious meals. For breakfast, she’d scramble a few eggs and mix bread crumbs in the egg mixture so we could all have enough to eat. She’d make pancake mix, grits, and pastries from scratch. We ate a lot of spaghetti, Spam, beans, tacos with more potato than ground beef, rice, and salsa. Whenever we had a birthday, she’d bake us a cake. We drank a lot of Kool-Aid and ice tea. Whenever she’d go grocery shopping, she’d take a list, and would only buy what was on sale. Thanks to my mom, I learned to do the same, and I’m not even married or have kids. This is what I want these women who live off of welfare to have to do. I don’t want to go to that bakery and have to count pennies to buy me a donut, and see the woman next to me buying bags and bags of pastries and pulling out her Lone Star card. Families that have children and work cannot afford to do this for their own kids. This just isn’t FAIR!

Sure have welfare available to these people who refuse to work, and who continue to have an abundance of babies, but MAKE them have to buy with the care all of us have to, also.

As for those who are too ill to work, I am all for them receiving all the benefits available. I also want all soldiers who have fought for this country, and have either lost a limb, or have gone into deep depression because of what they saw in war, to get all benefits for themselves and their families.

You’re right; many of the women I speak of have NO education. Why then, is it that they continue having babies? I’ll tell you why, because for every baby they produce, they get more freebies.

There’s that woman who just had EIGHT babies, (had that stuff that makes you have multiple babies) and already had SIX! She is not married, she doesn’t work. Who will raise these FOURTEEN kids? We, the tax payer!
nahele_101
Feb. 10th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Kinda funny
DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THAT WOMAN WITH 14 KIDS!!!!

I'LL FREAK OUT!!!

14 kids, lost a home to bankruptcy, living with her parents, NOT WORKING AND LIVING IN CALIFORNIA, husband/partner has to go back to Iraq to pay for it, clearly mentally disturbed, etc.

For her to pay for her kids to 18, about $2.4 million dollars. If they want to go to college..*sigh*

I think her doctor needs to lose his medical liscense.

playgirl
Feb. 11th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Re: Kinda funny
I'm already FREAKED OUT about that woman with the 14 kids!

Can you imagine how much more she'll cost us if her 14 kids decide to follow suit to their mommy, and have 14 kids each, also?

She says she had all those kids because she loves being a mommy. I feel it takes every spare moment of a mother's life to give quality time and love to a child. How on earth will she be able to do this with 14 babies?! There's just no way! I feel so sorry for all those kids.

I believe her doctor is already being investigated.
nahele_101
Feb. 11th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Re: Kinda funny
off topic because my head will explode...are those your feet in the icon?

If so, you have lovely feet.
kjnk
Feb. 11th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Kinda funny
They should make that doctor pay for everything that those kids will need for the rest of their lives!! And pay to have that idiot woman sterilized!!
neo_prodigy
Feb. 10th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
The icon change has happened with many users. Basically it's where something gets messed up with LJ's servers and people's icons change. The actual pic is still the same but it displays something else.

If you clear out your cache, that should do the trick and if not contact LJ support and they can fix it for you.
playgirl
Feb. 10th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this information!
ayoub
Feb. 10th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Welfare as a career is very not good...

Too many people here do it.

*love and hugs*
playgirl
Feb. 10th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
Welfare as a temporary means is good. I agree with you that when it's used as a career, it is not good at all.

Lots of love and hugs!
nawlins_penguin
Feb. 10th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I recall a lot of debates over this topic and nothing has ever been done to fix it. There are, obviously, a major amount of welfare recipients here (ours is called the Louisiana Purchase card), and I see them with regularity at the grocery. I agree wholeheartedly that there are those among us who do not have the means to put dinner on the table, and, to that point, there must be a provision from our food rich society to them.

However, and you knew'd there be one, I see some fundamental issues with how it's done. I don't know if there's some kind of federal guideline, but what I see being bought, and some of the folks that are buying, just doesn't sit right.

Case in point, college students. I know it's tough to make end meet in college, but it's always been tough to make it in college. So why would someone who's got better than poverty housing, with better than most societal accesses, need a handout? I realize exceptions exist, but if I have a full scholarship to Harvard (just saying) and only have a stipend, why would I need to qualify for welfare? Technically, they could. And do.

Or perhaps there's the other character, in the form of the borderline welfare recipient, whose got a cash-rich income, whose official taxable income qualifies. I'm relegated to barely keeping three kids fed and this person's wearing shoes worth more than my grocery bill. That's pretty fucked up. And added insult to injury is what you mentioned, in the purchase of processed foods, at higher prices and less nutrition.

I'm digressing. Seriously, there are two things that I think would improve the qualifications, and likely enhance other issues. One is workfare. I haven't heard anyone talk about workfare since the late 80s. It's a legitimate program, barely touched by our politicians. Welfare's too sacred a cow, maybe? Too many people maybe claiming it's the equivalent of indentured servitude?

The second thing is a VAT, like a national consumption tax, but graduated according to categories and stage of production. It's complicated, but the net result is a reduction in the costs of goods closer to the producer, and virtually no taxes on exports. It also cashes in on folks who find the loopholes in income taxes. You buy a BMW, you pay the VAT, no matter how much you make.

playgirl
Feb. 10th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Workfare
Let me tell you how screwd up the system is. I once reported this woman who was on the system. She had a man living with her who was not suppose to be there. I got a visit from the representative and she had the woman I had reported with her!! She asked me if this was the woman who had a man living with her. What could I say but no. The man living with her looked like a very mean character.

I have seen people who have paid with their Lone Star cards drive off in really fancy cars, not to mention the women were dressed to kill, along with their many children.

Times are rough right now, and many families who had always worked for their bread and butter are without jobs now. These are the families who now need assistance, and righfully so, since they are the ones who have always paid with their tax dollars for the program, and they absolutely plan on getting out of this system when they finally find a job.

What I'm against are those who started off with welfare from the beginning, and have never gotten off, and their children have done the same.

I believe in the welfare system as a means to help when help is needed, and not for those who have never worked a day in their lives. These are the ones who anger me.

I've never heard of Workfare. What is it? Why would people claim indentured servitude?
nawlins_penguin
Feb. 10th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Workfare
Workfare is kind of like trading off your basic necessities in exchange for working, like really working, in some position set up by whatever welfare agency. So if Cathy needs both room and food, she doesn't just get a check, food card and rent every month for nothing. Cathy's got to get off her ass and actually work for it.

There are two goals in workfare, working to make a contribution to society and learning a trade or talent that can applied to a regular job, thus getting the individual off the welfare rolls altogether. It's a sound theory, if done right. Even Nixon liked it. But if the system in question has been long broken, it's much harder to implement.

New Orleans has the worst track record. There are generations of welfare recipients here, most never having worked a day in their lives. I think referring to them as having a sense of entitlement can ring of racism, but that's precisely what's happening. The added tragedy is that these families have little or no respect for what work is worth, much less what life is worth. There's a huge gap in the whole right/wrong thing there. I'm not blaming welfare for that, but decades of abuse have created a handout haven in New Orleans.

Crazier, though, is this little fact. There's been rapid growth in our hispanic sector since Katrina. There were already established communities here, but it just exploded with the need for cheap labor. Well that labor is not only cheap, but hardworking, for the most part. The hispanic influx is not looking for handouts or welfare. They're taking the jobs those needy folks refuse to apply for. So a brand new working class is growing here and the handout crowd could still care less about having some pride in working.
playgirl
Feb. 11th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Re: Workfare
Thank you for explaining workfare. If Nixon liked it, I like it, too.

I went to Sam's today, and I noticed there were only two cashiers, and the store was almost bare. I also noticed that there weren't that many items on the shelves, which I found unusual. Juarez, Mexico, and Ft. Bliss is what keeps this city from becoming a ghost town. The majorities of shoppers are from Juarez, but since Juarez is experiencing not only an economical crisis, but also the terrorism it’s going through, most aren’t shopping here anymore, and the bareness I saw at Sam’s, is proof of this.

There are countless men who wait down town, for people stopping by to hire one of them. These men desperately want to work, and if you stop there to hire one, you're car will be surrounded by them all, in hopes you'll choose one of them.

When we're hungry, and there's no other way of feeding ourselves but through work, we'll work, even if it's cleaning out toilets.

I continuously pray, for the sake of those families who have children that the Lord gives President Obama the strength, perseverance and intelligence to do mend this horrific situation which the Bush administration caused.
nawlins_penguin
Feb. 11th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
It's not the just president that needs strength. We're going to have to be strong, too. Getting our country out of this mess will be neither easy nor cheap. Our collective leaders have been short-sighted for two generations. We get to clean up the aftermath.
burningblue
Feb. 10th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Your concern for the poor and unfortunate shows that you have a heart the size of Texas! God bless you and keep you always!

Love,

Johnny
burningblue
Feb. 10th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
And I DO agree with you that far too many abuse the welfare system, but again, I think your concern for folks who are real need is wonderful.
playgirl
Feb. 11th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
butter
Thank you Sweet Pie.

Someone here stated that I am heartless, and I am, but only towards those who have abused the system at tax payer dollars.

Again, give them MUCH less, so they'll have to toil for their bread and butter, just like we do. For those who have always worked, and now find themselves without a job, the government SHOULD help them. Should you and I lose our jobs (God forbid), then by all means, the government should help bail us out till we find a job again. If the fat cats got their bail out, why not us…Huh?!
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playgirl
Feb. 11th, 2009 12:03 am (UTC)
On January 19th, the company...
I am so sorry! But one thing you've got going for you is, that you're extremely intelligent.

By looking at the long lines of at least 1000 people trying to apply for 20 or 30 jobs, is starting to look like the way it must have looked during the Great Depression.

Everyone is losing their job, and those of us who still have ours, continue to keep our fingers crossed. I myself don't know when the hatchet will fall for me.

This is exactly why I believe government assistance was created; for those who have worked all their lives, and who have found themselves in some catastrophe where they can't work. I don't believe government assistance was created for those who have always refused to work for a living, and who have non-stop remained on the system.

This soon to be Depression which will be far worse than the one of the past, didn't happen all by itself. I must blame some entity, and for me it's Bush and his administration for this nightmare which has affected so many hard working families, and which will continue to affect countless more. I blame it all on the corruption, a war that has cost us billions upon billions, the abuse of so many programs such as welfare, Mother Nature's rage against those fat cats who have abused her (rainforests, seas) so much for the almighty buck, and I blame all of us for having taken so many things for granted, and for not having put more attention to those in power.

I do feel that a full investigation should start, as to exactly WHO is responsible for our present situation.

I believe the era of the “Survival of the Fittest” has begun.

I realize I don’t know what I’m talking about here; it’s just little things going through my head.

I’m so glad you’ve found some help, because you’ve worked all your life!
uglyface2
Feb. 11th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
I read your story, and just wanted to express my sympathies.
uglyface2
Feb. 11th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC)
Welfare: It gets abused. It's not going away. There aren't enough people in "the system" to check up on every recipient, and even then, how are you ever going to pull it off without violating the Fourth Amendment?

On your own purchases: You know where your money is going. It's your own decision to spend it as you are. You choose not to spend it on name-brand foods and new clothing; that's fine, but it doesn't make you a saint.

On this bakery: Tell me more.
photosexual
Feb. 11th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
I've been fortunate to have avoided nearly all forms of public assistance in my life. In 2005, I was in such a bad spot, the local food bank was the only resource for food I had, short of unsolicited charitable donations. And there are a few observations about food bank food that I share with you.

1. I didn't know how to cook until this year. My health forced me to learn to cook low fat, low salt, low cholesterol food or suffer some serious health problems based on my diet from prepared food.

The food bank was loaded with food that was either prepared, or was individually so horrible that even cooking with it was a high fat/salt adventure. And if you cried for their 'special diet' program, your pickings got to be even less. They also had things for people who 'couldn't cook' in the sense that they had no actual electricity or appliances to do so - not like me, who could 'bake' things or heat them up. And it all was just *bad*. Granted, It helped me survive, but the food was just bad for you. Even if you could cook, you'd get so few pieces and parts of things that they wouldn't make a sane meal or recipe. Or if they did, you'd have the same thing for what would likely be weeks on end.

I struggled with the concept of that sort of help. Where in WA, if you made more than 1000 bucks per month, you couldn't have food stamps. You were doing too well. And in the city of Seattle, 1000 bucks really doesn't even pay rent anymore, so even if you made 1200 bucks per *month*, you were too rich to get food assistance where you could buy your choice of healthy food at a grocery store with stamps.

I would love to see a program that takes people at a financial disadvantage, and offers them cooking skills that trade off for food stamps, and maybe even limits on what they could buy with the stamps that aren't "prepared fast food" but healthier individual ingredients that help a person eat healthily even if it's only one meal per day.

I gained more weight "starving" than I ever did just eating halfway right. The ingredients in the food at the food bank ruined me faster than free spending ever did. It was a double edged sword.

tigron_x
Feb. 11th, 2009 09:00 am (UTC)
I'm willing to bet that if the government began imposing restrictions on what people could buy with food stamps, many corporations in the food industry would lobby against it because in the end it affects their bottom dollar.

That's just a guess though. I'd have to follow the "money" to see how it all flows.

Personally, I think these people should be held responsible for the aid they receive. There shouldn't be any hand-me-outs whatsoever. Something should be traded in the process. Of course if people want to give freely, then let them be at liberty to do so; do not use police power to enforce welfare taxes on the people. Redistributing wealth doesn't help anyone. It destroys the overall incentive to work.
playgirl
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
I believe you're right about it affecting their bottom dollar. There should be a place where we can lobby, also, since welfare abuse affects out bottom dollar, too.
i_love_tazzus
Feb. 11th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
I admire your plea to make people buy better stuff to cook. However, that's right in line with trying to legislate morality. It can't really be done without all of society becoming uncontrollably violent, and besides... even I like *some* junk once in a while! ;)

Speaking of which, I was watching a very interesting documentary on PBS last night about one particular drug task force that used to be in Texas.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/tuliatexas/

I'm not sure if all of the drug task forces are as bad as this one was. But it got me thinking... the same amount of effort being put for this could certainly be used to help prop up poorer folks, instead of merely arresting them, and putting them in the clink, where their inner demons sometimes come out for the worse.



playgirl
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
I like junk food too, but these people eat junk food all the time, instead of actually cooking a healthy meal, which comes out cheaper.

I honestly believe that by putting them in the clink, where the room is smaller than a doghouse, is done on purpose so they'll end end up going nuts!
dlanor
Feb. 12th, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Welfare
Wow, and I thought you were a giant Liberal loving Democrat. Your words are not the words of your party. There is hope for you yet.

On a real vein: you are right, I agree with you all the way. Can you believe it? I think the system is broke and there really is no way to fix it. The people who work for the County trying to make it work are overwhelmed. Those receiving have been doing it so long they know every trick and the poor miserable taxpayer just pays and pays and pays.

We have become a nation of fast food, and there is nothing that can be done about it. Eventually they will all die of obesity, then there will only be you and me left and I am not too sure about me.
playgirl
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Welfare
I suppose I sound like a Rep, but I'm still a Demo all the way. I suppose the only way I can explain my political views is by comparing it to my religion. I'm a Catholic, but do not believe in some of its rules. :o)
dlanor
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Welfare
I know you are a Catholic. Forget the rules, put all your faith and belief in Jesus, pray to him every day, learn to focus on the interior you, put aside the things of the world, they will provide no joy. Only God can do that.

another Catholic...
daddy
Feb. 14th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
You have seen nothing yet... wait till Obama's porkulus bill goes into effect.

Remember those great rebates he promised?? 13 dollars a week starting in June then dropping to 8 dollars in January, but you wil never see it because he wants to do away with Bush's tax cuts.

Pelosi will be spending your tax mioney to save some stupid mouse in San Francisco, a;ong with all the other earmarks in every stater in the union

Look here:

http://www.stimuluswatch.org/project/by_state

to see ALL the pork that Obama says is NOT in there.

You will see there is not a lot there that HELPS anyone finantially except the Democrats who wanna keep the welfare rolls full so they will continue to get their votes.

Just another lie from Obama, like NO lobbiest in his white house, actually there are 3, ALL bills will be on the Internet for 5 days before he signs them, screw that he signs the pork bill monday, after Pelosi broke the HOUSE RULES by not allowing bills to be perused and read for 48 hours before being voted on. AND where was the reaching across the isle that obama promised?

AND dont forget what I warned about months ago...
you loosing your firearms... Firearms Legislation In The 111th Congress:

http://gunowners.org/111anatb.htm

NOT to mention HR1, and the medical database that the GOVT will use to ban forearms from anyone who is prescribed any type of medication that is mind akltering or who is diagnosed with PTSD or any other type of psychiatric disorder. Like so many Vets that are just now comming home, or who has ever served...

Little one, I hate to say it, but its only gonna get worse and you will never hear about any of the dirty deals that the democrats are working on by reading Moveon.org. or listening to Olberman



see_dog
Mar. 18th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
I agree. Welfare is there for a reason. I can relate to that because currently I am on Employment Insurance...not welfare. But I have things on the go an a desire to succeed. I never understood how people can just let their life slip through their finger and simply not care. You're the only one who can change your own life.

Oh and long time no chat :P
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