“If you can’t fix it with a hammer, you’ve got an electrical problem”

So, I got this email yesterday and immediately I thought about putting here in this FAB-U-LOUS (!) blog.  Well, actually I think about blogging everything…the crazy things people say, the weird clothes they wear, and even the cell phone conversations that go on in the BATHROOM.  “Say, whut?” “Do whut?”  ”She said whut?”  My god people, get out of the best acoustics room there is in the building and YOU’LL BE ABLE TO HEAR!!  Whew…I feel better. Thanks for letting me vent.

And talk about venting…oh. my. goodness.  This girl let the world have it.  They say the information below was written by a 21 year old woman.  I have to say…pretty darn smart young lady!!  I say we vote HER president.

(Btw, I tried to google to verify if this is true or not, but I had to be a subscriber to the Waco Tribune Herald to research further.  Let’s assume it happened exactly as the email states!) :-)

Here’s exactly what the email said:

This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it.  It’s her future she’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big  government state that she’s being forced to live in!  These solutions are  just common sense in her opinion.

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.

 

What do you think?  She got something here?  Think we should start a petition???  Feel free to reblog this…let’s make it go ballistically VIRAL!!  Blog on people, blog on!

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49 Responses

  1. I have to ask, “What about people who ALREADY have kids?”

    1. Good question…you mean like daycare?? Because the food is covered by the rice, beans, cheese, and powdered milk. Right? Or am I being insensitive? :-)

      1. Nope, not at all. Sometimes I like taking the roll known as “Asshole” aka Devils Advocate.

        1. Thanks! Great contraversial and entertaining debates comes from the Devils Advocate! :-)

  2. Why am I surprised such a reactionary and inhumane commentary came out of Texas? Before you say anything, I live in Austin, TX. I have been in Austin over 10 years. I have lived in Texas almost 18 years.

    To begin with, many of the people on government assistance *do* have jobs. Lets see you keep a roof over your head at $10. Keep in mind, that is over minimum wage. If you have a child it’s impossible to keep an apartment and food on the table with that pay rate.

    Second, the reason many of the people on assistance buy microwavable foods is because their children need to be able to make their own meals because their parent(s) are working 2 jobs (each). Also, when you work 10-12 hour days (even if it’s all at the same job), even thinking about making the effort to cook a meal is too much.

    I do understand that there are people that take advantage of the government support they receive. But those people are a minority. And what you are talking about would punish the people that are using the assistance the way it is meant to be used.

    For government housing, there’s just not enough of it. Just because someone is in housing doesn’t mean their homes are dirty. They might have roaches, but that doesn’t mean *they* are the reason. Anyone that has *ever* lived in an apartment will tell you that when you share a wall with someone who has roaches, you do, too. As for possessions, how do you know that television asn’t a gift? A prize in a contest? You are making assumptions about people that has no true basis.

    As for the birth control: 1. That is a violation of a person’s religious rights for many. 2. Do you know the side effects for any of that? Do you know the *cost* of either the implant or the tubal ligation? Do you know what it would cost the state the first time someone *DIED* from this?

    You want to drug test people before giving them any aid…Are *you* going to feed their children if you take away the assistance? Are *you* going to supply the money for treatment so the person *can* get off drugs or psychiatric treatment? Because let me tell you that drug addiction treatment isn’t cheap. Seeing as how I know people that have medical insurance and have a hard time getting addiction or psychiatric treatment because THERE’S JUST NOT ENOUGH in Texas, you would have to supply the money for more treatment centers, more doctors and nurses…

    Are you going to tell me you have *NEVER* made a mistake that you needed help with? If they don’t have a source of assistance from the government, are *you* going to help them?

    As for voting…If you are going to take away the vote for anyone with a conflict of interest, no ne will be able to vote. All of Congress, the Senate, and evry elected official would be unable to vote. Anyone with a child wouldn’t be able to vote in any election where education topics would be on the ballot.

    The thoughts here are those of a young person with no concept of the repercussions of their words. I am just sorry that so many other people will read this and agree without thinking of the true impact.

    1. You make some excellent points! Let me just clear the air on my side though…I had twins at 19 years old. I have made mistakes (not the children) in my life, but I also brought myself up from nothing. And there was one time in my life where I did accept Government assistance. It was two months of my life when my army private husband and I were moving out of the Army and going from Germany to guess where??? YES TEXAS! But then guess what I did? I got off government assistance, waited tables on shifts where I didn’t have to get daycare and worked my @ss off to make it in the world. I was making $2.11 an hour, plus measley tips while my husband made minimum wage, which I believe was somewhere around $5 an hour. Ten years ago at the age of 30 I got a federal job and am now doing very well. Last year at the age of 39 I received my Bachelors degree and now I’m in the MBA program (graduation Feb 2013, yayayayay!)…all education out of my very own pocket and all done online at night after working 50+ hours a week and raising three children.

      And I managed to write a book and start this blog. So yes, it can be done.

      Now, although I do believe you are speaking directly to the author of the article, I do feel a need to say a couple more things…there are many items I understand about what you are saying and the article is definitely NOT meant for the people who work and still need some assistance, but this country has a problem and the rest of us are paying for it.

      What you said, “As for the birth control: 1. That is a violation of a person’s religious rights for many. 2. Do you know the side effects for any of that? Do you know the *cost* of either the implant or the tubal ligation? Do you know what it would cost the state the first time someone *DIED* from this?”

      My answer: Sure do. I’ve had a tubal and a hysterectomy. All by the age of 35. Do you know when I was waiting tables and had two year old twins people told me I should stay home I’d make more money off the government? Especially if I were to keep reproducing! That’s what they told me, and I believe them…but I couldn’t do it. Other people can and do…often.

      What you said, “Are *you* going to feed their children if you take away the assistance? Are *you* going to supply the money for treatment so the person *can* get off drugs or psychiatric treatment? Because let me tell you that drug addiction treatment isn’t cheap.”

      My answer: First of all if they’re on assistance and drugs, “we” are feeding their children and second of all, just because they’re on government assistance doesn’t mean “we” should also pay for them to get off the drugs. Are you suggesting you’d rather a child remain with a parent who is addicted to drugs than to pay for the support of that child in the State’s care??

      What you said, “As for voting…If you are going to take away the vote for anyone with a conflict of interest, no ne will be able to vote. All of Congress, the Senate, and evry elected official would be unable to vote. Anyone with a child wouldn’t be able to vote in any election where education topics would be on the ballot.”

      My answer: I do get your side of this part, however it’s a little bit skewed. If a person is on assistance and the presidential candidates are arguing over this topic, the person recieving assistance will obviously vote for the person offering money in their pocket. It’s more biased than other topics. Education topics aren’t as clear cut as assistance. It’s not the person’s salary or lack thereof, that is being debated. It’s more like saying if your boss was running against your babysitter…of course you’d have to vote for your boss. Education for our children is extremely important, but it doesn’t mandate a person’s bank account or whether or not they’ll have to work four jobs.

      I appreciate all the time you took to write your comment and every opinion matters on this blog, so please don’t think I’m being anything but cordial and informative in my response. These discussions make for great blog dialogue and I’m very appreciative when people are comfortable enough to vent their own thoughts here…we don’t have to agree on everything, we can politely agree to disagree and I certainly hope I haven’t lost a reader. :-)

    2. I am 20 years old, and work a part time job along with a full time job. as well as a part time student. I made $10 an hour from each job and work about 50-60 hours a week. I live in Connecticut, I have a car, car insurance and my own place. And did you know in Ct I make too much money for any assistance? I make $800 more to get any assistance. I feel bad for the people in need, but I saw a video yesterday of a woman who had 15 children who has the state paying for her house, food stamps, and it was not enough apparently. So no, I feel if you cancollect from the state or ask for help, they need to work a little harder, maybe not make it so easy for poor people to get on welfare, because I’m sure there are some people who don’t need the assistance, they just take advantage of the system.

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      1. Great comments here and I applaud your efforts. It’s people like you that are trying so very hard to make it that should be the poster person for some assistance. You shouldn’t have to work so hard to make ends meet while getting an education. I, like you, was in a place at 20 years old where I could have used some assistance, but did not qualify. I had been married for two years and had one year old twins. My husband was a private in the Army and we struggled bad. I was a waitress and we worked opposite shifts to avoid daycare costs, because that was more expensive than a mortgage! People at my employment told me I would make more money off the government if I would just stay home and continue to reproduce! How pitiful is that? I was too proud to go through with it though…wonder why others don’t have the “pride” bug like you and me?

  3. The thoughts posted are posted by a young person who has a great concept of his or her words– they realize that you have to work hard, contribute positively to the world and not expect the tax payers to take care of them. This was not directed towards people who genuinely NEED assistance but to those who continually sponge off of the hard working regular folks. This is directed at those people who feel ENTITTLED… There is a huge difference between the two. Bottom line is that everyone should be held accountable you , me and the next guy.

    1. I’m with unfettered on this one–what they said–and now I don’t need to comment myself :)

      Thanks for sharing this!

      1. Ooooh….oooooh…..me, too!!!! Well said, VERY well said unfetteredbs!! Thanks to both of you!! :-)

        1. I knew there was a reason I follow you both(Susan L Daniels too)..and now I like you even more :)

  4. drgeraldstein | Reply

    The 21-year-old advocates enforced birth control or surgery to achieve the same result, mandatory drug testing, loss of privacy, and loss of the right to vote; all thanks to the alleged entitlement, irresponsibility, and implied laziness of those who depend on some form of government assistance. Somehow, she believes that this will make the country better. I doubt even she would find that the country she created by making these rules would be worth living in. A pity that this sort of short-sighted stereotyping and cruelty passes for political thought these days. This year a college scholarship fund of which I am the head gave a scholarship to an impoverished young man who has to travel two hours each way from his home to get to a better school than the one in his neighborhood. We receive many more applications from deserving kids of impoverished families than we are able to help. Perhaps your writer should take a walk in their shoes before she condemns them all.

    1. Perhaps she should! Excellent points and kudos to your scholarship recipient…that’s wonderful and it looks as if he has a bright future. And I do agree that her article addressed the masses when it actually should have highlighted the real focus and problem, which could very well be a minority, but is a problem, nonetheless.

  5. When does she turn 22? I can’t wait for more wisdom from this child of the new millenium!!! What a gift she has for fixing it…IT…ALL OF IT…with that great idea of GET A JOB. Wow…and all these educated people who could not come up with this gem of a solution. God works in mysterious ways indeed…giving all this wisdom to one person. And she is so modest in her approach…amazing. Bring on the lions…let them eat the people! Cuz really, if you don’t want to be ate, GET A JOB!!! She is tired of carrying your sorry ass on her shoulders…

    1. I was really amazed that a 21 year old (if that part is true) had taken the time to think life through and view her surroundings. Even if you don’t agree with her, which I know you do, you have to admire her ability to analyze the situation. She has guts, that’s for sure!!! Thanks for visiting and commenting! :-)

      1. drgeraldstein | Reply

        I think the country is in more trouble from people like this young woman who have “taken the time to think life through” – if you are not being ironic here – than from those who dupe the welfare state. The logical extension of her solution is to move back to the days in the 1930s when 25% of the population was unemployed, 25% underemployed, and there was only woefully inadequate private assistance for these folks. In other words, the days of breadlines and no government-funded social safety net at all. Then, presumably, there would be no need for the forced-entry into public housing that she recommends, to check on whether the occupants are keeping it clean. Nor does she mention those who dupe the system at the top end – some of whom have the ability to hire accountants and lawyers to achieve this result, whose children (for the most part) do not fight the country’s wars, and some of whom “earned” the right to a better life by having the good luck of having been born into a relatively prosperous family. Unfortunately, there are no easy solutions here to corruption at either end of our country’s contemporary landscape of “have-nots” and “haves.”

        1. Thanks again for your insight. I’m not even close to being a brilliant scholar, but my opinion is you’re reading too much into this. Her article is directed at the people who abuse government assistance and is geared towards the portion of our society who believes they are entitled a handout for not working. As far as your comment about how she does not address those who “dupe the system at the top end”…well, she didn’t in this article, because that’s not what it’s about. Maybe she wrote another article about those people. Have a terrific Memorial Day weekend Drgeraldstein!! :-)

          1. As you suggest, perhaps I am reading too much into this woman’s “solution” to the problem she identifies. On the other hand, she is recommending something akin to what existed when the USA was created, a requirement of property or tax payment in order to be able to vote that existed in 10 of the original 13 states. Further, she wishes to abrogate the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution which prohibits “unreasonable searches and seizures.” Neither your comments nor those of the other readers suggest that she was just kidding. In effect, she is recommending an oligarchy rather our current form of government. Nor does she stipulate any exceptions to her new rules. It sounds pretty scary to me. But, thank you for your good wishes. I hope you have a good weekend, as well.

  6. I like that girl whoever she is

  7. This girl has the right idea! I agree that all of these points are a good idea, however, if it were to be implemented, it should be tweaked slightly. I’d suggest that these measures be taken against people who have been receiving government assistance for a complete year, because in times like these, people can lose their jobs with little warning, and it may take weeks or months for them to find another job.
    Otherwise, good points. Well done for finding this!

    1. Thanks TomartoSoup!! I agree that with some slight changes, this could benefit America. And maybe a year isn’t long enough. Like you said, times are tough…maybe a couple years would result in the absolute worst offenders being addressed and not all the innocents who really just need some help. Appreciate the visit and the comment! Happy Bloggin’ to ya!

  8. bringmemycoffee | Reply

    I’ve always felt that we go too far trying to prevent potential embarrassment when it comes to assistance. I don’t want people to be humiliated, but it doesn’t make sense to give them no reason to try harder.
    Assistance is meant to be temporary. I think it’s great that we can offer education, child care and assistance (temporarily) to people in need. The WIC program makes sense- they can only get healthy food. FYI- your kids can either make a peanut butter sandwich or reheat some healthy food that you’ve prepared.
    Don’t kid yourself people: most of the welfare recipients do not work. Not sure what DrGeraldStein does for a living, but I take care of pregnant women. I see them during pregnancy for non-stress tests and care for them in labor and deliver. Most of my patients are on welfare (and not working). Many of my patients are actually 2cd, 3rd or more generation welfare. That surely is not temporary. They all have better cell phones and jewelry than I can afford, but that’s life.
    I don’t know what the fuss is about “enforced” birth control. Most of the people on welfare are unmarried women. If they have religious convictions that conflict with birth control than how about this: follow the direction of your church and don’t have sex outside of marriage. That takes care of most of them. The married folks- well, sorry but it’s just not a good idea to have more kids than you can raise. Raising kids means feeding, housing and education.
    Great debate here, everyone. Jill- I love your blog! Thanks for the follow, and I’m following you back.
    Sheri

    1. Excellently written Sheri and thank you so very much! I look forward to browsing through your posts and it’s really nice to “meet” you!

    2. drgeraldstein | Reply

      To answer the question raised about what I do for a living, I am a recently retired clinical psychologist. And, to respond to the “fuss” about involuntary reproductive intervention, I would direct bringmemycoffee to the fact that this is considered a “crime against humanity” by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court – you know, the kind of thing that charming people like the Nazis did in Germany a while back to those they deemed mentally defective. But hey, let’s look at the positive side of this: our 21-year-old can solve the country’s unemployment problem by creating jobs in a Gestapo-like police force to break into women’s apartments to check for cleanliness, drag them screaming to the hospital as their terrified, weeping young children watch; tie them down, and surgically “fix” their reproductive equipment. Then, after they’ve recovered, the law-enforcement officers can stand guard at the polling places to make sure that the sterilized welfare-recipients don’t try to vote. What a shame that we have to wait 14 years before the 21-year-old genius is eligible to run for President on this platform! I realize this sounds hyperbolic, but isn’t this exactly what the admired 21-year-old’s plan would require?

      1. bringmemycoffee | Reply

        drgeraldstein,You’re putting a radical spin on what was suggested. Nobody wants to permanently sterilize people- just offer FREE food, FREE shelter, FREE healthcare, FREE job-training and FREE childcare so these people can “get back on their feet”. Assuming they were ever on their feet. The necessity for preventing unplanned pregnancy, and more children who they won’t be providing for, is what you acknowledge as a responsible citizen. It’s not meant to be a lifestyle, a free ride. You can’t expect the world to patiently provide for your children if you aren’t trying. It’s not birth control, it’s birth prevention. No one should have an issue with this. You don’t adopt a puppy if you can’t buy the chow. If they don’t want medical prevention, they can avoid pregnancy on their own by just saying no.

        1. drgeraldstein | Reply

          I am not putting a radical spin on anything. Rather, I am taking the 21-year-old at her word. What she recommends has been deemed to be a “crime against humanity.” I am not advocating her life style. However, the “cure” that you are apparently comfortable with is not just worse than the disease, but illegal and immoral. Not because I say so, but because well-respected international organizations and most civilized nations see it that way. I suggest that rather than implement her recommendations, it would be good for all of us who are troubled by welfare-cheats to find a civilized way to deal with the problem rather than turning the USA into a police state.

  9. I think the 21 year old is missing a larger part of the problem. Yes, if the system wasn’t so easily duped and their were more regulations to ensure that those receiving assistance were on path to transformation instead of being a leech on society, then perhaps government assistance wouldn’t need reforms to the extreme this young woman is suggestion.

    But what about the society that leeches off of them? I don’t know if you, your readers, or this young woman have ever been to an impoverished area, but I certainly have and you can’t go more than 20 feet without passing a liquor store, a “check cashing” service, or some other system that preys on the under educated members of our society. Can we just except that the people who walk into these establishments will always make the right choice when the wrong choice is SO much easier. It’s not just the government assistance; it’s the capitalist society we live in. I prefer capitalism to any other system in the world, but with the American Dream comes the ruins of those that simply didn’t not make it. Do we forget them and make their lives a whole lot more miserable because somewhere down the line they made a wrong choice or life dealt them a bad hand? Do we crack the heads of the blue collar workers that built our American society on their backs because they got laid off and we don’t need their services anymore?

    This article is written from a complete lack of world view. The world is not cut and dry, black and white – the world is grey and we all live it.

    If we want to live in a nation where the strong survive and everyone else gets swept under the rug, then we will never live up to our name as the United States of America.

    United we stand, divided we fall.

  10. I think there are good points and counterpoints made here, reference the woman’s email solution to our society’s problems. Most “bumps” in our welfare state could be smoothed out with serious fraud ID and elimination. That might free up billions in bucks gone to criminals.

    Another way to “up” our society is to enforce two years’ social/military service of every citizen, post high school. Perhaps these years would give people a better understanding of our diverse population and the sacrifices necessary for a thriving country.

    Our prison systems should be tiered, some for rehabilitation of prisoners, others for protecting society from career criminals. The most government should go to facilities for
    the former.

    Something’s wrong with our public school system, also, that churns out graduates with little hope for a better life than their parents.

  11. I am more than three times as old as the “21-year-old female” and have seen arguments like hers come and go so many times over the years that it has become boring. The serious social problems this country faces will not be solved by simplistic and punitive measures of the kind she advocates.

    Has she not heard of the ever-growing shortage of low-skill jobs that used to sustain people with low educational attainments and few skills? Government assistance to the needy should be combined with mandatory education and job-training programs, but those cost money. Are you willing to pay taxes to support such programs? I am.

    As others have pointed out, many recipients of needs-based government assistance are already working at low-wage jobs that do not provide enough income to sustain a family’s basic needs. Food assistance to those and other low-income families, aside from humanitarian concerns, is in everyone’s self-interest, since it is well established that poor nutrition in childhood leads to all kinds of problems later, problems which cost the taxpayer plenty.

    Birth control should be readily and affordably available to all those who wish to use it. Instead, Republican politicians and their conservative supporters are seeking to limit access to birth control. Making birth control mandatory, however, smells of totalitarianism, like what was done in China. It would represent an extreme government intrusion into the lives of individuals, something that liberals and conservatives alike are supposed to be against. And the suggestion that recipients of government assistance should be deprived of the right to vote, like incarcerated criminals, is equally repugnant.

  12. You are singing to the choir…please read my blog on April 16 “21 YR. Old Girl Speaks Loud and Clear!”

  13. I have lived in quite a few states, but not in Texas. Is Texas part of North Korea?

    1. Wow, interesting jab. Thanks for the visit! :-)

  14. Unfortunately…there aren’t enough jobs to go around… :(

    1. That is an excellent point. However, there are plenty of people out there saying there are actually enough jobs, but Americans are being picky. They are saying people won’t do hard labor or manual labor and instead choose to sit back and collect unemployment. A lady was just blogging that her husband owns a cleaning business and can’t get anyone to work. He’s saying he gets plenty of applications because unemployment requires applications get submitted, but he says most list fake addresses and phone numbers. Your thoughts?

      1. There are scammers for sure. I like to err on the side of the truly downtrodden…so that they don’t fall between the cracks…of those who have and those who steal. I’m usually for the real underdog…having been born into that way of life myself…and picked myself up…and dusted myself off…with the help of others…and their unconditional support. ;)

        1. Very well said and I like your perspective.

          1. Thanks Jill. I think you feel as I do.

            My mom was a widow at 30 and raised 9 of us with what she made as a laundress at a Catholic orphanage. We lived “hand to mouth” with what the nuns could spare. While we all survived, physically, the mental toll continues with the 8 remaining siblings (a brother died of a heart attack at 50) more or less living separate lives.

            Needless to say my mom did the best she could but she suffered depression and as a result had a miserable life.

            We were raised after WWII in Hawaii. I’m not sure welfare was even on our radar. Looking back, I wish my mom had had help so that she wouldn’t have spent the better part of her life anxiously scrounging and having the stress riddle her with diseases.

            And birth control? Who even heard of it in the 30′s and 40′s, especially being that we were Catholics.

            I’ve learned that “…unless we walk in someone’s shoes…” it’s really hard to judge…or condemn. I can only wish that those who continue to try…live their best lives…and help when I can.

            hugs…hugmamma. :)

            1. Wow, what difficult cards your mother was dealt. Life shouldn’t have to be that hard.

              1. Life teaches us lessons…my mom’s legacy to me… compassion for others…as well as myself. We can’t all be right…all the time. But we can keep trying to do the best we can. And wish others the same. So much more productive; so much more positive. Better to focus upon ourselves, rather than what others should be doing or not doing. Wasted energy, and negativity eats away at the naysayer’s soul. It happened with my mom. I don’t want to follow in her footsteps…life’s too short, and getting shorter. I say…go spread joy wherever you can, you’ll feel better…and so will everyonelse with whom you are in contact. ;)

  15. Fort Myers Bob | Reply

    Jill: True not true, send me the petition, I’ll sign it. Love the no hold barred style. Thank God for a fellow tuff lover! Fortmyers bob.

    1. Lol, thanks Fortmyers Bob! She’s got a point of view and is not afraid to use it, huh? :-) It’s nice to “meet” you!

  16. I believe that the problem of welfare cheats should begin at the welfare office in the Fraud and Abuse division. Employees in the Fraud & Abuse division should be rewarded with a bonus for every welfare abuser that they find who is successfully removed from the Welfare rolls. These employees need incentive and it is a lot cheaper to pay them a bonus for everyone they find than to keep the cheaters on welfare. And these “cheaters” should not EVER be able to apply for and receive welfare again. We all know of more people on the welfare system who are working “under the table”, collecting welfare, and on Medicaid, than we know of ones who are legitimately collecting. The sad part is that among the elderly are some of the truly needy who should be able to collect welfare as many of them never had well paying jobs that translated to Social Security that amounts to more than a few hundred dollars a month. Then we have the tattooed, nose-ringed, lip-pierced, nicotine-reeking, charmers who drop by the local Food Shelves sporting their $60 manicures and cellphones that do everything but the dishes. They’ve also got magnum screen TVs, cable and buy tenderloin steaks while the rest of us who are supporting their sorry hinnies, are buying chuck on sale, and grinding it ourselves for hamburger. Oh, and did I forget that they are frequently seen at the local convenience store buying Lottery Tickets along with their cigarettes, and going to BINGO twice a week? These are the low-lifes that make people like the 21 year old realize that the system needs considerable tweaking. If you are a person who has made more than a middle income wage most of your life and you don’t mind paying for these cheaters,………fine, but don’t ask the rest of us to support your sense of “fairness”. “Fair” to us means that you don’t take more than what you deserve and you make an effort on your own behalf.

    1. Amen! Very well said and you’ve got some great ideas in there. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a terrific comment :)

  17. A long time ago, there was an earnest plea from a “FAMILY with Lymes Disease.” Most of the material contained in the family’s blog appealing for help is contained in the “Put me in charge” e-mails. As the multitude of comments about this e-mail attest, this 21 year old female either “has a great plan!” or has been bashed around for that plan and it’s solutions. This lady’s opinion ONLY agrees with a newspaper article in the Waco Tribune-Herald.

    The author of this opinion letter, not a real plan with real solutions, has already identified himself as Alfred W. Evans in his letter to the Waco Tribune-Herald and is also posted in this discussion. He also wrote to TheVeteransVoice.com and SILENCEDOGOOD2010′S BLOG, which was reposted on BlackShards, and thanked them for posting his letter. “I googled “Put me in charge” and found it on many sites. Thanks again for getting what I consider common sense out to the people.” This 21 year old female is receiving credit for your plan and your solution, Mr. Evans. Most of the heat and derogatory remarks are directed toward her and not to you, Mr. Evans. Do you care that this is happening? Why do you allow this to continue on this way? Better her than you? Some military operations use intelligence and deception to accomplish their mission. Food for thought. More on this further down below.

    To read more, see my posted comments on the Amazon discussion “Put Me In Charge!” This is the link to those comments.

    http://www.amazon.com/forum/politics/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1S3QSZRUL93V8&cdMsgID=MxWO5OCGPDJ0JC&cdMsgNo=143&cdPage=6&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx3NHPY21DIJ5Y#MxWO5OCGPDJ0JC

    You may also want to visit The Veterans’ Voice at http://www.theveteransvoice.com/Put-me-in-charge.html

    The following articles are from the Wacotrib.com
    “Gatesville man surprised letter to the editor is an Internet phenomenon,” dated February 26, 2012 at http://www.wacotrib.com/news/140458333.html
    “LETTERS: Readers sound off on Alfred W. Evans, oil drilling,” dated March 3, 2012, at http://www.wacotrib.com/opinion/141269653.html

    Charles Kranichfelt

  18. A long time ago, there was an earnest plea from a “FAMILY with Lymes Disease.” Most of the material contained in the family’s blog appealing for help is contained in the “Put me in charge” e-mails. As the multitude of comments about this e-mail attest, this 21 year old female either “has a great plan!” or has been bashed around for that plan and it’s solutions. This lady’s opinion ONLY agrees with a newspaper article in the Waco Tribune-Herald.

    The author of this opinion letter, not a real plan with real solutions, has already identified himself as Alfred W. Evans in his letter to the Waco Tribune-Herald and is also posted in this discussion. He also wrote to TheVeteransVoice.com and SILENCEDOGOOD2010′S BLOG, which was reposted on BlackShards, and thanked them for posting his letter. “I googled “Put me in charge” and found it on many sites. Thanks again for getting what I consider common sense out to the people.” This 21 year old female is receiving credit for your plan and your solution, Mr. Evans. Most of the heat and derogatory remarks are directed toward her and not to you, Mr. Evans. Do you care that this is happening? Why do you allow this to continue on this way? Better her than you? Some military operations use intelligence and deception to accomplish their mission. Food for thought. More on this further down below.

    To read more, see my posted comments on the Amazon discussion “Put Me In Charge!” This is the link to those comments.

    http://www.amazon.com/forum/politics/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1S3QSZRUL93V8&cdMsgID=MxWO5OCGPDJ0JC&cdMsgNo=143&cdPage=6&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx3NHPY21DIJ5Y#MxWO5OCGPDJ0JC

    You may also want to visit The Veterans’ Voice at http://www.theveteransvoice.com/Put-me-in-charge.html

    The following articles are from the Wacotrib.com
    “Gatesville man surprised letter to the editor is an Internet phenomenon,” dated February 26, 2012 at http://www.wacotrib.com/news/140458333.html
    “LETTERS: Readers sound off on Alfred W. Evans, oil drilling,” dated March 3, 2012, at http://www.wacotrib.com/opinion/141269653.html

    Voting for a Living by John L. Perry Mar. 04, 2004
    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/3/4/111954.shtml

    Charles Kranichfelt

    1. Wow! Thanks for the great information and isn’t that interesting? I’ll have to check out the links. Thank you very much and Happy Bloggin’ to ya! :)

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