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Political Party Switch and Welfare

I realize that it doesn’t make one iota of a difference when a little NOBODY like me switches from being a once loyal Democrat to a Republican. As much as I dislike intensely some of the GOP, I can't in all faith remain a Demo. I'll always love President Obama and his family, but the time has come for me to switch.

What finally broke the camel’s back is when President Obama and the Demo’s recently started non-stop their propaganda to mess with gun control.

Another reason is because of my rage of all of those of us who are working more and more, like damn dogs, to survive financially. I get sick when I go to Albertson’s and see young men and women, who are healthier than horses, buy lobster tails which were on sale for $4.99, and snow crab clusters for $5.99 a pound. She must have had at least 3 pounds. What the woman bought was none of my business, until I saw her at the check out counter. She pulled out her Lone Star card!! This enraged me because aside from ground beef, I had a package of IMMITATION crab! Why? Because there was no way in hell I could have afforded the delicacies this woman had, which were paid by the working class tax dollars. I also see LONG lines in the pastry department where healthy men and woman leave with GIANT bags of pastries. I even see these people buy big birthday cakes with their Lone Star card. I will sometimes buy ONE sweet bun because that’s all I can afford!

I have seen so much abuse, and have always kept my mouth shut, but it is becoming increasingly more difficult. I am seeing advertisements GALORE from dentists catering to kids, and wondered why. Now I know. These dentists cater to Welfare children, by not only capping their teeth with something like silver stuff, but by also providing a van to go and pick them and their mom up from their home, and then returning them back home after the work has been done. The abuse covers housing, medical, food, cell phones, and God knows what more.

I can now see what Romney meant by “entitlement.”

READ MY LIPS! My rant is NOT for the elderly, ill or handicap.

Government give! But please make these people economize just as we work for our bread and butter. I LOVE lobster and snow and king crab legs, but I just CANNOT afford to buy them.

Leave our firearms alone! – I will write more on this topic.

Join The NRA
"The Right of the People to Keep and
Bear Arms, Shall Not Be infringed."


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Jan. 20th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
Don't matter which party. They're both adjuncts of The Corporate State.

As for the rest, honey, I've been on SSI for years now and I've never seen any of that stuff you're talking about. I get $864 a month [which is down from $907 in Jan '09] and have three teeth rotting in my mouth because I can't even find a dentist who'll take MediCal to yank them. And this is California, where we're supposedly 'welfare heaven'.


Edited at 2013-01-20 12:24 am (UTC)
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
You know you are not included in my rant. The ones I've had it with are the young and healthy.

I realize there are now many families who, through no fault of their own, lost their jobs and need help. But the problem I have is that they are given so much, where they don't need to budget like I and many others do.

I see it just about everyday here in Texas. Women even have State diatcians go to their homes to teach then about cooking healthy. The freebies never stop, and I'm sick and tired to have to work more and more hours, and more different jobs to make ends meet, since my taxes keep going up faster than I can make a buck.
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
The freebies never stop
None of that really makes sense to me. Like I said, I've been in 'the system' here for years, among the poor and homeless and nothing like that is happening here and we're a very Blue State. But whatever.

However, given that Texas is a very Red State, what makes you think switching parties will make any difference?

Jan. 20th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
Re: The freebies never stop
I don't know, nebris, but all I have stated is true. I have seen the vans pick up mother and children to take to the dentist. I have seen the weird silver plating on children's teeth. These people are welfare recipients who do not work. The prices for dentistry are astronomical. There is no way a working family who makes just barely enough for their necessities could possibly pay for dental care and braces for their many children.

The recent gun issue has made me switch to Republican.
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:43 pm (UTC)
I recommend you read this chap: http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2013/01/when-villains-propose-really-good-idea.html

All this 'gun control' noise is largely political posturing of the Something Must Be Done school. Very little will come it, just you watch.

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Jan. 20th, 2013 05:52 am (UTC)
Mine are legal and registered also.

What you have said is true, but what worries me is that with time, they will go even further with their gun control.
Jan. 20th, 2013 06:15 am (UTC)
Automatic weapons are already mostly illegal. There are some you can get if you're an enthusiast, but they're extraordinarily regulated.
Jan. 20th, 2013 06:12 am (UTC)
I was wondering what would happen when this issue inevitably reared its head.

If I may offer a word of advice, I'd recommend either remaining Democrat or becoming independent. You know you're not a Republican, you disagree on too much to join them. If you remain Democrat, you CAN side with the Republicans on this one issue. If this particular event is completely unacceptable to you and leaves you completely alienated, then just leave the Dems.
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:44 pm (UTC)
You know when I agree with you shit is hectic. =)

Jan. 21st, 2013 04:09 am (UTC)
In my next post, I MUST include what you've shared here!
Jan. 21st, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
ummm yeah. I have to admit you're right.
Jan. 20th, 2013 11:46 am (UTC)
I started to write a long reply (huge, actually) to this entry, because it really SHOCKED me to read it. But I was saying inappropriate things and discussing my own needs and issues -- and those shouldn't concern you (whether I get help with my insurance or not and so on).

I just believed you were a very strong-minded Democrat who was extremely supportive of Obama. I'm surprised to see you change. But change happens all the time, so I shouldn't be surprised -- and I support your right to do what feels good for you, of course.

I believe in our Constitutional right to have guns. Honestly, I didn't think Obama's recent speech disagreed with that... It was pretty tame -- and said what I think any President would have said (of either party), given current circumstances: We need longer waiting periods and stronger background checks, yada, yada. Maybe I missed something (???). I thought there was nothing said that both sides couldn't agree with, really.

Okay, that's all I'm going to say, except that I don't feel entitlement when it comes to the help I receive from the government. Nor do I feel I take advantage of that help. I'm grateful for OHP. I don't know how I'd have the medication I need -- or how I'd ever even see a doctor -- without that help. (And I know countless people who are on some form of assistance who are NOT exhibiting entitled behavior -- and who are barely existing. But that's another story.)

Jan. 21st, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
Please don't be shocked by my post. It has been completely misunderstood. I still mean what I expressed, but apparently you and most didn't read the part where I wrote, "READ MY LIPS! My rant is NOT for the elderly, ill or handicap."

I must make another post on this and the gun topic again, where I'll try to be as explicitly clear as I can. I'm terrible at expressing myself, and because of this, I'm misunderstood.

There is no way I would ever hurt you or any other of my LJ friends. Even though I don't know you or any of my other LJ friends, I care more than you could ever understand!

I must make another post, and thank you for the much needed hug!
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
and I think you'll find this post interesting
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:07 am (UTC)
Re: and I think you'll find this post interesting
Brilliant! I going to have to make another post on these topics I brought up. I MUST share your link with others!
Jan. 20th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
I'm Libertarian. I never voted for Obama or Romney. I voted for Gary Johnson. I'm in a awkward situation. I'm kind of in "bed" with the elephant. But different too. I hate the Republican party, but I resent the out of control spending. The Republican are not any better then the Democrats. I cherish individual ideals and rights. I feel the Republicans are eroding personal freedoms. One reason I don't follow them. But I'm a minority in a minority party.
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:17 am (UTC)
Before Obama ran in 2008, I had absolutely zero interest in politics. I still don't know very much, but I have been totally faithful to the Democratic Party; that is until now.

I'll make a new post soon. I'm glad you know exactly where you stand in you beliefs. Once upon a time, I believed.
Jan. 21st, 2013 06:00 pm (UTC)
This is very disappointing

You know they're only trying to regulate assault rifles and high capacity magazines, right? They will NEVER, EVER ban other types of guns. That would be political suicide. Guns are as dangerous to politicians as abortion is.

I never understand why gun enthusiasts overreact when any kind of gun control is mentioned. Everybody seems to be afraid of the government rising up and oppressing people, even though there's no evidence of this whatsoever. Hell, the US military couldn't occupy Iraq well. How could it really stage an operation in the US, which is way bigger, where there's so many more people and weapons? I really don't understand the paranoia, and I don't understand how you can ignore all the other loathsome qualities of the GOP just because the Dems seek to ban only certain types of guns, which even Dubya sought to ban (back then, the GOP supported Bush's idea of banning assault rifles, calling it the 'common sense law').
Jan. 22nd, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
I can understand why there's so much of a reaction, because when I heard gun control, I went bazerk!

I find myself not comfortable anymore.

It's painful to have you disapointed in me. S., I'm a bit confused since I made this post. I'll come to my senses soon.
Jan. 21st, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
While I don't support your party change, I respect it. Just don't go independent. Independent voters are just backing a useless horse that will never pay off, and they make absolutely no difference whatsoever selecting political figures. It's just as profitable as sitting on your ass at home on election night. People may feel better about themselves for not lining up behind either crooked political party, but crooked politics is the way the country works, and you have to wade through a lot of shit sometimes to climb onto the dry land of a good idea, and current politics really is choosing the lesser of two evils.
Jan. 21st, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
You are silly. You have done this switch everytime a specific issue comes from one side. I give you 3 months before someone on GOP does something that pisses you off even more. In Texas there are democrats who are pro-gun and don't forget it was Bill Clinton who signed the the welfare reform laws with Republicans. Why belong to any party?
I suppose now that you are a Republican you are for their stance on women's issues on "legitimate rape" and how God planned rape victims pregnancies.

I haven't registered with any party in years. I just vote for sanity.
Jan. 22nd, 2013 05:25 am (UTC)
Yup, I'm silly, but you're wrong about a couple of things.
1. This is the first time I've switched from Demo to Rep.
2. The 3 months you've said is wrong.

I had forgotten about the Rep's stance on women's issues, in particular Legitimate rape. Thanks for reminding me about that.
Jan. 22nd, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
While I don't like the Republicans all that much either I think this is a healthy move on your part. Better than the blind faith you seemed to have in the Dems early on when I met you.

Both parties feed off of resentment and fear to garner power. Sometimes they accomplish some good in spite of themselves and often they don't, yet you have to look for the individual ideas and character to see what works for you.

I can't say the Obama administration has helped the middle class. He has four more years to prove me wrong though.
Feb. 1st, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Hi! Chiming in late, as I just don't get a lot of LJ comment time any more, but consider this. There are, inherently, always anomalies in the mix. The greater good is served by food assistance programs. The counter-weight to the issue is seen in the gun-control issue. True that the majority of gun owners in the US are responsible individuals, there are a great many who are not and abuse the system. In my eyes, it's the same level of outrage.
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