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So many immigrants and welfare recipients are so ungrateful and never stop complaining
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: DigginFoTroof
More people complain about the immigrants and welfare recipients than immigrants and welfare recipients do themselves. People hate people. We have no love for strangers. I'm surprised the government doesn't summarily execute the free-loaders. We do not exactly live in a Christian nation.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: lakenheath24
actually, I am a NY refugee... currently living close to Appalachia, or maybe we are just barely in that area, not sure really. but I was raised in NY and all of my family roots are from NY and northern PA.
we had food something similar to the food banks when I was a kid, you were given powdered milk, peanut butter, cheese, and other gov't surplus foods. as far as I know my parents never had to rely on them, but then, my mom had lots of friends who did and there always seemed to be some of the peanut butter and cheese in the house. maybe they were given too much, or maybe they were trading the stuff for free drinks at the bar, have no idea really. and, well, i would walk to school with the daughter of my doctor, who just lived up the street from us. you know back in the day when the doctors didn't live in the most expensive part of town and commute to their offices, nope his office was the lower part of his house. but well, there were many times when I swung I stopped in to pick her up for our walk that when he asked my how I was, I would complain to him I wasn't feeling well, had an ear ache, a sore throat, or well, lost of stomach aches since that got me some wintergreen candy to settle my stomach. but he would give me free medical check, see something was wrong, and while I was at school, would slip my mom the medicine he thought I needed... doctors just don't do that anymore... emergency rooms might be fine when it comes to providing lifesaving emergency care, I mean if you are diabetic and can't afford your insulin, hey, if you get to the emergency room early enough they will keep you from becoming comatose and dying... but you are on your own when it comes to the routine care of the disease and obtaining the insulin that you need. or, doing much more than slapping a splint on a broken ankle and giving you a little pain medication if you ask for it as I learned through experience.
I am very well aware what poor looked like in the 70's and I am very well aware of what it looks like now days although now days, you can't look for the poor in the obvious place, where the people are earning the least amount of money. it's more obtuse, since those who earn the least amount have the food banks, the welfare, the medicaid, the energy assistance, and the rental assistance. it's more spotted, they are earning money, they just aren't earning enough money, but they are earning too much money to get that assistance. and where back in my time, back in my and your grandparents time, people didn't have the gov't to count on to care for the poor in their community and took it upon themselves to help each other out.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: ElGoobero
forgive me for saying this, but it seems the biggest freeloaders may have been the disciples... traveling from town doesn't appear they had any source of income...
and yet, Christ told them that if a man asked for their coat, give it to them....
so, the gov't is asking for your money to help the poor, just give it to them!!!
unless you want the poor to be standing at the street corners with cups held out... and then... God says.. just give it to them...