posted on Jul, 23 2013 @ 07:11 PM
Here's what I've gathered so far from this thread, not A SINGLE person yet has stated they are against helping those in need. However, it's the
means of helping some people are against, and rightfully so. I'm seeing a common thing from people saying it's ok, it's not a big deal, it's small
potatoes, then they reference our tax dollars used wrongfully in global warfare. You all have a point there, but you ALL are missing the bigger
This IS small potatoes, along with SEVERAL other issues. How many small potatoes until it becomes a sack of potatoes. These "small potatoes" "no
big deal" issues BUY votes. How can we as a country EVER make a change when so many people have the it's not a big deal mentality? It IS a big deal,
it's these things that keep the people making those global wars in power. People receiving and ABUSING these programs are in fact the ones voting in
these corrupt politicians. They fear of losing these benefits by voting outside the box, for a greater change. Do you think for a second that if the
next president elected was an independent party these benefits would disappear? No way, they unfortunately are vital to our countries infrastructure.
Here's the thing though, many minorities and immigrants receiving these benefits believe whole-heartedly these benefits would have disappeared had
they not voted for Obama. See how it's not such a small issue now?
Here is a specific case of that which still burns me to this day,
A couple years or so ago a sweet middle aged Mexican lady worked at my job. She was not here illegally, she applied for working rights here and was
approved, beyond which she got them extended, and was actively seeking full citizenship. She spoke fluent English, and was vocal about not liking
illegal immigrants and what they do here. She was your ideal Mexican-American immigrant. She even had a second job to support her family, ideal!!!
Though as some time went by she was let go from her other job due to downsizing. This is where this story takes a turn, for a very ugly worse. Within
a weeks time frame 3 things happened that completely changed my opinion of her, she asked if she could use me as a reference when looking for a new
job, I said of course, she was an ideal employee. She said, ok but they will ask about Maria instead of Lupe. I asked why, she told me it's because
she works under a different identity at that job so she can keep her benefits. WHAT! I had no idea she was even receiving benefits. Later that week
she called me and asked if I could lie and tell her caseworker she was working less hours at this job, again in fear of losing part/all benefits.
Later, I asked her why she was doing this, and after a bit of conversation we ended up on the election and Obama. She told me directly that she was
afraid that if Obama didn't win, the government would take all benefits away from everyone. She told me everyone she knows on benefits (largely
immigrants) feared the same. She then told me that she actually voted for Obama under BOTH identities! She voted TWICE. All in fear of losing these
So think when you say that these things are not a big deal, they help someone in need. They ARE a big deal. Corruption in these programs keeps those
votes coming in for all those corrupt politicians. Again, not one single person in this thread has been against foreign aid, but it seems only a few
truly understand what these things do o us all. Wake up, smell the coffee and see the bigger picture.