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Originally posted by samlf3rd
This life makes you tired, and for what? So we can buy a piece of plastic? Or so they can buy all your gold and silver so that when you don't have any the price of sky rockets? It already did. They are taking your money away. It's like someone infiltrated our government and they are trying to destroy it slowly.
...In 1929, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid didn’t exist. The federal government had no such obligations threatening to consume the entire federal budget within a few years.
In 1929, there was no such thing as welfare, food stamps, aid to dependent children, or English as a second language programs. American’s didn’t consider it the responsibility of government to pay for breakfast and lunch for school students — let alone for illegal immigrants at school.
Who could have imagined back in 1929 that one seventh of America’s population would be on food stamps…and the federal government would ADVERTISE to encourage even more Americans to sign up for food stamps and welfare.
Who could imagine back then that the federal government would team up with the President of Mexico to encourage Mexicans living illegally in America to sign up for food stamps?
Who could have imagined back then that the president would offer not just welfare, but waivers to allow any state to opt out of requiring work to receive welfare?
Back in 1929, who could have imagined 86 pregnant teenage girls all in one Memphis high school?
In 1929 we had families, moral codes, and churches to prevent this kind of tragedy. Do you actually believe this is just one abnormal high school? There must be record numbers of pregnant teens all over America. They have figured out that the choice is to either work a drab, depressing job paying minimum wage, or pump out babies and have government pay your bills for decades to come. But where will the money come from? This will overwhelm the system with generations of massive debt. This is a nightmare.
While I respect your opinion, I can't help but to see veiled implications. I happen to be a black guy who attended college, paid my way, no affirmative action, and no NAACP helped me get JACK SQUAT. That little tidbit was implied by a previous poster. My brother and I never got free school lunch because our parents were deemed as making too much, which was a load of crap in itself. We never got food stamps, or any public assistance. That being said, we all know who supposedly drives Escalades( which to me are butt assed ugly), and loves to get their hair and nails done. You mentioned ''certain people'', and we all know who that meant. If you realistically believe that welfare allotments can pay for an Escalade, you're kidding yourself. Sure, there are some that abuse the system, but most people in that are in these programs legitimately NEED assistance. And I can assure you, they're not driving Escalades, and I can also assure they're not mostly black. That's the face that they put on it to keep crap stirred up. I think your anger is misdirected. The corrupt gov, and their lavish spending habits are the real problem...not poor people. I think that anyone too lazy to take care of themselves, regardless of color, deserves their lot in life. And oh yeah, I agree, Gary, Indiana is a cesspool.
Originally posted by thepolish1
reply to post by samlf3rd
Man, you live by Gary???? I'd get out of that neighboorhood ASAP. But, yeah, I get sick of seeing certain people getting assistance, driving a new Escalade, nails and hair done, Diamond rings, yeah, that stuff. But people who really need the assistance can't get it. Our system has been screwed up for a long time. I don't live by the lake anymore(great place to see storms come in!) That whole area up there is depressing.
Hell, you can't even get into a steel mill without 2 yrs of collage.
Cost of living is thru the roof. If your not an office person, there are no jobs. Ok I'll shut up now, I could go on for hours about this stuff. It definately not the same place I grew up in....
Originally posted by samlf3rd
It's like someone infiltrated our government and they are trying to destroy it slowly.
I didn't mean any disrespect, on the contrary, I totally respect your situation. I never meant for my post to come off as self-righteous, because I'm in no way, like that. I'm in your corner.
Originally posted by sarra1833
reply to post by poloblack
Yup. I'm Caucasian, worked my entire life from 5th grade to 2 years ago. I'm almost 40. I have zero car, zero in the bank, nothing. Not everyone is a welfare 'bum'. I have circumstances that prevent me from attaining work until I get some legal crap sealed up. THEN I can go back to working like I used to. I miss those 8 to 12 hour work days 6 days a week. I hate not working. I hate I can't find work due to legal issues preventing me from being hired. I hate having to be on food stamps and be in housing but it's saved me and my sons lives from being homeless and hungry. There is silver in every lining I suppose.