"I recently asked my friend ’ s little girl what she wanted to be when
she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of
her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her,
' If you were President what would be the first thing you would do? '
She replied, ’ I ’ d give food and houses to all the homeless people. ’
Her parents beamed.
' Wow…what a worthy goal. ' I told her, ' But you don ' t have to wait
until you ’ re President to do that. You can come over to my house and
mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I ’ ll pay you $50. Then I ’ ll
take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out,
and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house. ’
She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight
in the eye and asked, ’ Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50? ’
I said, ’ Welcome to the Republican Party. “
This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco , TX 18Nov2010
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Alfred W. Evans, Gatesville
Confirmations are coming in thick and fast now!