posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 10:54 AM
I love reading ATS. I used to read people's opinions on individual news articles too. The MSM stopped allowing (read: censored) a lot of people's
true feelings from 'flooding' their feeds. This was a 'tell' for for me. Some people call that a red flag. Anyway, I pretty much stopped
'subscribing' to anything that was mainstream if they censored people (much like you see FarceBook and Twizzler doing these days). Can't wait for
Twitter to pull Trump's accounts (let's see if they have the balls -chuckle). I digress.
Let's talk about The Coming Welfare Reforms, shall we? You know it's gonna happen.
Trump's campaign was about Making America Great Again. I don't recall any real outcry over Welfare back in the '50s. It wasn't a
Democrat/Republican 'thing' back then anyway. It was a problem Bureaucrats had created. I know there are some fairly mature folks
contributing to this site. Does that term Bureaucrat still stir up some hate in ya?? LOL Anyway, I digress again.
Fast forward into the '60s. Things were getting bad then. Frikkin' Hippies, the liberalization of the school system, the commonality of divorce,
people watching TV instead of doing things. Remember the barbershops? They were the ATSs of yesteryear. I remember the conversations ... that were
so incredibly interesting and entertaining ... that were never to be found (or spoken of) anywhere else. And, to put it into perspective for you
young people, with an attention span that's let you read a thread with more than a few paragraphs in the OP ... we didn't even use 'the phone'
back then unless it was for something really important.
When Trump talks about Making America Great Again, he must be talking about the pre-60s. He was born in the mid-40s, so I'm sure he's got solid
memories of the good times I'm thinking of.
So ... what was welfare like back in the 50s? First of all, it was shameful. It was a thing, that if you took it, you'd never speak of it again as
long as you lived. It made you look and feel like a leech. It was something you made an effort to pay back (not write off). Of course, there were
the true deplorables, you know ... the ones one would reasonably expect to write such stuff off. I remember 'those people'. If you saw them in
your backyard, you walked out there with a shotgun pointed right at their bellies and confronted 'em. There's nothing scarier than a kid who is
pointing a shotgun at your belly. Anyway, it wasn't hard to pick these people out. They were usually dirty and they usually smelled like they
hadn't bathed in a week.
I think Trump's gonna have to take a healthy chop at the American Welfare System if he wants to appease the people who voted for him. He knows he
has to retain the favor of 'his mob'. The hard part about that is understanding that we are 'truly' The Silent Majority. We don't talk about
stuff unless we're seated in the barber's chair. But, we vote the line when the time comes. And we're the guys who will speak out when he needs
support ... when he needs support.
I don't know if he's going to take Welfare away a chunk at a time ... like ending ObozoPhones overnight. Or, if he's changed his mind about those
things he wrote in a book back in the early part of this decade (which I doubt). If there's one thing about Trump, his consistency is pretty damned
Did you know there are over 75 Welfare Programs he might decide to take a chop at? Those programs set the USA back almost a Trillion (yeah ... with a
T) Dollars every stinking year ... year, after year, after year. Those are our Income Tax dollars people. Wasted on the lazy and the
shiffless. Trump is all about Return on Investment. So is the Silent Majority. He better realize this if he wants us to stand up for him when the
time comes. He's got enemies on both sides of the political spectrum. Enemies that have their hands buried deep in the pocket of the
American Taxpayer (and remember ... Paul Ryan says tax reform is a distant goal).
He's got three-quarters of his first hundred days to go. I can't wait for him to stir the Welfare Reform pot ... knock it over ... and shatter it.