A Texan's Answer to Welfare?
was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, TX
"Put me in charge . . ."
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
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
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 Xbox 360, then
get a job
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
Before you write that I've violated someone's 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
consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking
someone else's money for
doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self
If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes
we should at least
attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The
rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.
AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you
can no longer VOTE!
Yes that is
correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of
interest. You will
voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are
receiving a Gov’t
welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
Now, if you have the guts - PASS IT ON...
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