Originally posted by PrimePorkchop
reply to post by Kicking2bears
Since I, the working class citizen, am the one being robbed, I really can't understand where you're coming from.
I was standing in line at the Grocery store today, and watched a worthless mother and her 5 kids (yes, really, 5) buy a bunch of candy bars...they put
it on their LINK card (Illinois equivalent of food stamps)
So yeah..that's okay...i just need to shut up and deal with it, RIGHT?
No, I don't suggest you just deal with it. Simply be sure your anger is focused on the right target.
Let me provide an example useing a fill in the blank statement. It may help clarify my position.
If I give the (organization) $100 to (help the poor) but $98.60 of it remains within the (organization) and only $1.40 goes to (help the poor) there
is something very wrong with that.
That money was intended to help individuals and families so that hopefully, one day they will be self supporting productive members of society again.
It was not intended to fill the pockets of the "fat-cats" in office.
That is the real abuse here. Not some parent who doesn't budget well and buys their children candy but rather some politician who pays their
golf-club membership and gets drunk on the back nine with the money they stole from us.
(Yes, that was supposed to be an ironic use of the same type of unfounded prejudice this post was based upon. I can prove that 98% of the money isn't
getting to the poor. We also have proof that 98% of welfare applicants are not on drugs. But, it's blatent prejudice to presume that all politicians
are getting drunk on the back nine at a private golf course. Perhaps we could give those who have golf club memberships a breathalizer and see if 98%
of them are sober upon leaving the golf course?)
I'd rather see a dozen happy fat children with melted candy on their face than one politician living the high life on my dime. Those kids can always
choose to lose weight and learn to budget when they grow up. But, that politician will always be a soul-less money grubbing thief.
The purpose of "Law" should be to protect us from each other, not to protect us from ourselves. That's where I'm comeing from and that's what I
believe our founding father's intended.