The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

If I was in charge...........

The truth hurts . . this was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, Texas on 18 November, 2010:

Put me in charge of food stamps. I'd get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I'd do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos and piercings. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, smoke or get tats and piercings, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or X box 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a government job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the common good.

Before you write that I've violated someones rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be demeaning and ruin their self esteem consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other peoples mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

- Alfred W. Evans, Gatesville, TX

1 comment:

  1. Oh really? Well I'm here to tell you Alfred, I receive food stamps. And I buy frozen pizzas with them. I also drive a Mercedes-Benz. A Benz with a big booming stereo system in it. I play XBOX and Playstation all day long, when I'm not on the computer or my cell phone, chatting with my friends.

    I find your attitude to be deplorable, your rhetoric to be hateful. Personally, I think you need your ass whooped. Not whipped, whooped. Texas-style.

    You see Alfred, I am disabled and unable to work. The things I have were either given to me, I traded for, or I owned when I was able to work.

    Now I'm off to apply for government housing Alfred, in my Mercedes-Benz. And you, can kiss my rosy red ass.