Leveling The Playing Field

Yesterday, I was on a discussion board, and we were discussing this article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2428597/This-way-I-want-live-I-don-t-really-changing-unemployed-beach-bum-uses-food-stamps-buy-lobster-sushi–plans-getting-job.html

In my mind the article pretty much summed it up.

With the card – which only needs to be renewed once a year – Greenslate is given $200 a month for food. There is no requirement that he even look for employment.

Previously, there were stipulations that food stamp recipients with no family could only receive food stamps for three months every three years unless they had part time employment or were involved in a jobs program. The goal was to help people who couldn’t make ends meet, not supplement income so people could surf and drink beer.

Many of those types of restrictions were eliminated when President Barack Obama signed the 2009 stimulus bill, which allows people like Greenslate to abuse the system.
On Thursday, Congress passed a bill that would reduce food stamp spending by five percent. Prior to the vote, Congressional leaders were shown the video featuring Greenslate.

Then you read the comment from a democrat:

‘I don’t give a damn about surfer dude,’ Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern said. ‘As far as I’m concerned, he can walk off the nearest pier. To suggest that he’s the face of SNAP is offensive.’

As for the Congressional vote, Greenslate noted, ‘I don’t think that one person should be the decision for 47 million people.’

Believe it or not, on this thread, people not only agreed with the Congressman saying that this guy is a fluke, but started complaining about minimum wage being too low, trickle-down economics only benefitting the 1%, corporations running the country, &c. Never once did they hold the individual responsible for his own circumstances. Never once did they take into account that bad policies create a rippling affect for all of society.

Do I think this fella has a part-time job? No. I don’t think he has the morals to consider “lowering” himself to work. Is he an anomaly? You tell me. Ironically, my father sent me this e-mail this morning. It’s funny. Or is it?

Too lazy to stand in line to get their welfare checks!
Now, don’t tell me that welfare recipients aren’t innovative! No reason to stand on your feet waiting to get your check. Just put your flip-flops next in line and go back and sit on your ass and play games on your free government issued cell phone! What a great country! Be sure and read below the picture…

** Oops** I don’t know how to copy/paste pics from e-mails in Windows 8! The pic is a line-up of shoes, with women sitting barefoot on chairs playing on their phones. I’ll stick it in when I get some computer help from Mr. Kells. It’s an amusing shot…

LEST WE FORGET
* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia
region, Obama received 100% of the votes
with not even a single vote recorded for Romney.
(A mathematical and statistical impossibility).

* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama
received 100% of the votes where GOP
inspectors were illegally removed from their
polling locations – and not one single vote
was recorded for Romney.
(Another statistical impossibility).

* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a
county with only 98,213 eligible voters.

* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574
registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes
were cast.

* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location
in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.

* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout.

* In Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the
total number of eligible voters.

NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not
require a Photo ID and lost in every state that
did require a Photo ID in order to vote.
Imagine that!

ARE WE THE DUMBEST NATION ON
THE PLANET OR WHAT??

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3 thoughts on “Leveling The Playing Field

    • Joe, I said that very comment to a city council rep in Oakland, CA a few years ago. The look of horror on his face was telling, but I just couldn’t believe anyone would actually do that back then.

      • Trapp,

        Sadly, just a few years ago, we didn’t know what we were dealing with or where to find where they wrote what they wanted to do and how they planned to do it. Now we do. And I will add it is no thanks to our “conservative” media. I dare say, were it not for the effort Glenn Beck and HIS people put in to educating us, few of us would even know what “Progressive” means, let alone what they have planned for us.

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