Why is that every time I buy groceries I see another person paying with EBT (electronic benefit transfer) or WIC at the register line? Before I glance at them down from head to toe, I tell myself “relax, I’m sure this person must appear to be in dire need of it and nothing else”. Well was I wrong once again! These so called “poor-folks” have not one but two carts filled to the top with grade “A” meat and brand name food products while me the working taxpayer buys the generic brand and pays with cash. What is wrong with this picture? Time and time again, these are the same people who dress in designer clothes, own the latest smart phone and drink a high-end bottle of tea or juice at a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. http://foodstampguide.org/using-food-stamps/ With food costs rising managing my budget is mandatory and I have no shame in driving to the other side of town where I can get a decent bargain and save some money. This awful recession makes it very difficult to save when my taxes are being raised to expand government entitlements. I’m not opposed to welfare but I do condemn the abuse and corruption that exists within the system especially when I see my tax dollars being spent on strippers and porn shops. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/01/07/your-money-at-work-welfare-cash-spent-on-stripper-booze-and-porn-shops-n1481993 I know people are in need but to label them as poor is ridiculous especially when my eyes have seen real poverty in 3rd world countries. Living without water and electricity, driving on unpaved roads and seeing children sell soap or apples in street corners for 12 hours straight is real poverty and no American can attest to that.
Originally, welfare was created to lift low-income families out of poverty but with lenient regulations currently set in place, corruption and long-term dependency are common symptoms from most of its users. http://www.welfareinfo.org/history/ For far too long I’ve seen welfare abuse and corruption by many so called “single moms” who have 3-5 kids and continue to procreate because to them each kid is an additional check. http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=400023 Where are the fathers or the “sperm donors” of these children and why aren’t they paying for child support? The repetitious statement of many women saying “my baby’s father has left me” continues to fool the legal system and the taxpayer equally; however, no politician has the nerve to put a stop to this madness because it’s not politically correct and God forbid we put people to work and hold them accountable for their actions. Welfare should be an opportunity for many of these moms or dads to set a structure in place so they can liberate themselves from the government’s plantation. For the most part, Hispanics are the most hard-working people in this country and to see the government purposely destroy their entrepreneurial spirit by enticing them with welfare is appalling and disturbing. According to the Gateway Pundit, the Obama administration has been targeting minorities through TV and radio ads promoting the “benefits” of food stamps http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/obama-administration-uses-spanish-soap-operas-to-push-food-stamps-to-illegals-and-us-citizens-video/
I remember growing up in New York, when my family worked hard to put a roof over our head and food on the table and not once did we ever consider going to the government for help. In my family we valued hard work, we lived within our means, we sacrificed and yet we successfully survived to this day. I don’t understand why people on welfare should demand and complain why more isn’t done to meet their requests. The fact that working taxpayers (both blue-collar and white-collar) put food on their table gives them little space to talk and no right to complain. The day an individual can handle their personal affairs with accountability and responsibility will be day they can have a leg to stand on and a voice to be heard.
With our country’s deficit at 16 trillion and growing, our leaders need to be honest in telling us that these entitlements are no longer sustainable and that welfare reform must be mandated immediately. http://www.usdebtclock.org/# In addition to being fiscally responsible, when will justice prevail for hard-working Americans who find themselves powerless when their taxes are being raised for government handouts? For many middle-class families whose paychecks are slashed and their savings extinguished this is the most despicable injustice I’ve ever seen. When retired seniors are considering going back to work just to make ends meet and then you see a perfectly healthy adult living off the taxpayer’s dime makes my stomach turn. When you see the average working parent penny-pinching their family’s expenses while the welfare recipient lives in a luxury home it’s a travesty. The American working class needs to stand up against politicians and demand their taxes back. Government should obligate welfare recipients to start clocking in their “fair share” of hours worked in the labor force and start paying taxes.
America is the land of opportunity where one can find freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and contrary to popular belief depending on government entitlements counters those rights. In Genesis Chapter 1 verse 28, God said “Be fruitful, and multiply” not multiply and be the parasite of that fruit.