You're right in saying Mitt doesn't understand the poor. But there's a difference between poor and lazy. Fact is JK Rowling had some welfare benefits
when she was going through a hard time, but she wasn't lazy. She worked as hard as she could to set herself up for a future.
Difference now is, people are taking advantage of the welfare system. I have friends that use food stamps when they don't need to. They can afford pot
and alcohol but not food? Ever been to Baltimore? I lived there. People getting decent amounts of money from the government, more than they need, but
do they change.....NO. Day and day they complain, don't even bother working or looking for work. They sit outside their houses with their tv's and
radios and do nothing. Just collecting some welfare, medicaid, food stamps and what not.
Some people who really need welfare don't get enough. While many who don't need receive welfare receive too much. In NYC, I've seen ladies wearing
Armani with their Louis Vuitton bags, dazzled with gold/platinum and diamond jewelry driving around in their 100K mercedes....checkout time...she
pulls out an EBT card.
Welfare is a means to help relieve a family or a person from a distressing situation. To help someone properly raise a family and help attain a future
and ultimately help them into citizens who contribute to society.
What needs to be done is welfare reform. You can't let parasites leech off taxpayers. But of course you need to help others who are having a hard
time. Stop having children if you can't afford them. The best birth control is to keep the snake in the pants and your legs closed......look for a
job, you could even just be a delivery boy...work at mcdonalds...anything. Show that you can contribute to society. If you can't afford food, you
shouldn't be buying namebrand crap and drugs and alcohol. If you're disabled cause your obese, fix it. I'm sorry but in most cases its not
hypothyroidism. I have hypothyroidism and yet i still maintain a ideal body weight. Its called get up and move your ass. Stop eating crap, eat a
balanced diet. Buy soda? $1 a bottle? How about going to drink some water and buying an apple instead. Healthy food is not more expensive that junk
food. Complain about the government and social injustices? Do something about it then. Lead by example.
Ultimately one's life is defined by his/her actions. JK rowling is the perfect example of this, government helped her, she has helped the government
(taxes, charities, providing a huge economic industry based on harry potter).
People need to realize that there are parasites, then there are people who legitimately need help.
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