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Initial post: Nov 15, 2011 1:42:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2011 1:43:45 PM PST
3 Crows says:
Interesting thoughts.

This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it. It's her future she's worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big government state that she's being forced to live in!

These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.

This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco , TX Nov 18, 2010

"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 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 Xbox 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 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 "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 people's 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.

AND While you are on Gov't subsistence, you no longer can 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".

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Posted on Nov 15, 2011 2:52:54 PM PST
ignatov says:
I don't understand the censorship rules around here.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:00:57 PM PST
TOPICWAQ says:
I don't know what you said, but apparently you repeated it 3 times...and it wasn't the charm.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:07:14 PM PST
I miss W says:
I happen to know that the Amazon Gods fear the same word as the Knights who say Ni. Do you know if you used it?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:08:37 PM PST
I miss W says:
It's all reasonable except the voting part. I understand the logic, but voting's a constitutional right.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:19:03 PM PST
Ataraxia says:
Wow. So basically, when there is a recession, all the people who lose their jobs also lose the ability to vote, and will be housed in "army barracks", and told to do what we tell them to do. Hey, maybe if we keep them busy enough, they will never be able to get the education or help they need to dig themselves out. And so eventually we end up with a medieval feudal society with a handful of lords and a whole lot of serfs.

I can see why this would appeal to the wealthy elite,and why they would want to make it an ideal for the ignorant masses to pursue.

These conservatives are serious when they talk about the good ol' days. They are nostalgic for the dark ages.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:21:00 PM PST
I miss W says:
Yeah, I can see you Libs loving a totalitarian setup like that. Of course what you describe is nothing like what the OP is promoting.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:27:13 PM PST
mightymike says:
Yes, those are very ineresting thoughts.
What is it exactly that she "gets".

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:27:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2011 3:29:54 PM PST
Ataraxia says:
Really? How is it "nothing like" it? She wants people who lose job or business in a recession to be forced to do what we tell them, and lose the ability to vote. Hey, after all, if they lose a job in a recession, it's because they are lazy and stupid, right? So they deserve to lose their right to vote.

And of course, "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" is not at all totalitarian. It's respect for human rights and each individual's inherent dignity. OK.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:36:41 PM PST
TOPICWAQ says:
Do you have a problem with people learning to be responsible for themselves and their families?
If people lose their jobs in a recession and want benefits, why can't they offer a necessary community service in return for those benefits?
If someone leases your home for free, or a very low price, would you not expect them to maintain it? Would you be happy giving them a deal on rent, when they furnish the place with high end everything, including the car in the driveway?
Is there anything wrong with buying basic food items that will keep the family well fed for the entire month?
Does anyone without a steady and substantial income need to have child after child, with no way to support them properly?
They can vote, but they probably won't...unless you offer perks (like the Obama campaign did).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:44:49 PM PST
I miss W says:
Ataraxia says: Really? How is it "nothing like" it?

ImW: It's nothing like this:

>>Hey, maybe if we keep them busy enough, they will never be able to get the education or help they need to dig themselves out. And so eventually we end up with a medieval feudal society with a handful of lords and a whole lot of serfs.

I can see why this would appeal to the wealthy elite,and why they would want to make it an ideal for the ignorant masses to pursue.<<

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:48:26 PM PST
Ataraxia says:
"If people lose their jobs in a recession and want benefits, why can't they offer a necessary community service in return for those benefits? "

The jobs bill Obama is proposing is basically "community service in return for those benefits". It is allowing those who can't get a job to be able to do useful work, and to jumpstart the economy.

Perhaps if Obama had called it "community service", instead of jobs, it would be sufficiently degrading and demeaning to those unemployed for the conservatives to support it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:49:21 PM PST
Ataraxia says:
Well, you just keep repeating "It's nothing like this", without explaining why. Maybe if you keep repeating it over and over, it will be true. That is the Fox News way.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:50:34 PM PST
I miss W says:
The OP suggested nothing like what you claimed. Since you're making the claim, it's your job to back it up with something approaching facts.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:54:28 PM PST
TOPICWAQ says:
"Perhaps if Obama had called it "community service", instead of jobs, it would be sufficiently degrading and demeaning to those unemployed for the conservatives to support it."
With that kind of attitude, what kind of response or support do you expect?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 3:57:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2011 3:59:01 PM PST
Ataraxia says:
Well, maybe something like "We may be talking about the same thing, but with different words. We like "community service" better than "Jobs bill", so let's see if we can stop torpedoing any attempts to help our unemployed back on their feet after this recession, instead of continuing to just call them stupid and lazy and continuing to watch them suffer".

Believe it or not, these people really DO want to work, if given the chance.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 4:02:41 PM PST
Dragonwolf says:
Wow, she sounds like a real piece of @#%.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 4:07:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2011 4:08:43 PM PST
ignatov says:
I made three different criticisms of the OP, noting, among other things, that the confiscation of private property in order to fund the common good is not a conservative idea.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 4:08:10 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2011 4:14:13 PM PST
TOPICWAQ says:
I'm sure many of them want to return to their jobs. I also work with families who haven't worked in 20 years, and have absolutely no intention of ever returning...why would they? They continue to get more and more each year... Aside from that, I find it interesting that you continue to use the " torpedoing any attempts to help our unemployed back on their feet after this recession, instead of continuing to just call them stupid and lazy and continuing to watch them suffer"."
Who keeps increasing food stamps, adding benefits, and extending benefits for those who have no intention of every finding a job?
The same president who in the past three months has referred to Americans in general as being lazy, slow, and having gone soft...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 4:12:22 PM PST
Ataraxia says:
"Who keeps increasing food stamps, adding benefits, and extending benefits for those who have no intention of every finding a job?"

Pass Obama's jobs bill, and I guarantee you that those people will have every intention of finding those jobs (ahem, I am sorry, the word "jobs" has too much dignity to it- "community service" for you conservatives). Test it out.

I dare you.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 4:15:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2011 4:18:05 PM PST
Ataraxia says:
"The same president who in the past three months has referred to Americans in general as being lazy, slow, and have gone soft?"

Wait. I thought that was just the conservatives. After all, that is their explanation for the high unemployment since the recession. If they were all hard-working and smart, we would not have high unemployment, right?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 4:16:42 PM PST
TOPICWAQ says:
How does that "guarantee" work again?
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