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Old 02-10-2011, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default Interesting food for thought, one man's prospective.. "PUT ME IN CHARGE"

PUT ME IN CHARGE





This was in the Waco Tribune Herald in Waco , TX on 11/18/10

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.

Alfred W. Evans, Gatesville , TX


AND while you are on Government 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 Government welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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Hard to argue with that logic!!!!
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:26 PM   #3
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I love it!!! I wish our entire government worked like that!
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:30 PM   #4
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Yep, that's pretty much how it is.....in China......
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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Yep, that's pretty much how it is.....in China......
Good point... I never really thought about that when I read this for the first time....
I'm sure that there must be some other reason's why we are eating there dust in the race for the number 1 spot as THE global superpower, and besides them owning us financially............
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Several key points that I have been trying to get out there for reform:

1) REQUIRED drug testing to ALL applicants over the age of 14 (unless the parent is under this age) for all state/federal benefits. First test failure requires a retest within 14 business days. Second failure exempts that person from receiving any benefits for minimum 6 months, any hard drugs like Cocaine, crack, meth, etc exempts them for minimum 1 year.
a) All people living in the house is required to test (exemption being unrelated short term *less than 6 months* roommates), this ensures that drugs and bad influences are not being brought into the house or others in the house are negatively impacted by drugs that have children or beneficiaries present.
b) If father/ex-spouse is required to pay child support and/or has any sort of contact with the child, they are required to test even if they do not live in the house. This ensures the other parents that may have only visitation rights or partial custody are not under the influence of drugs.

2) REQUIRED minimum hours working, at least 30 hours per week, for minimum 40 weeks per year for ANY benefits. For the single parents, plenty of child care centers can be opened which can help employ many of these same single parents in exchange for their child to attend for free or greatly reduced costs. The only exception would be parent or child that is deemed more than 40% disabled, verified by minimum 2 certified specialists in the field of the disability. The disability has to be a real disability, not these fake illnesses like ADD, ADHD, obesity, etc...

3) Social Security must be restructured so it is like a bank, the money you pay goes into a secured bank account that only you can touch in the events of disability or retirement. Otherwise NO ONE but you can touch that money and it is removed from being used for the general fund and wasted by the government. After 10 years, you can borrow against it up to 5%, but with interest that is all paid back to the bank itself: they need to pay the administrative fees and reduce the taxes we pay, so those that borrow essentially pay for the service in short term, although everyone pays in the long term. So if you borrow, you actually benefit yourself by reducing the taxes paid.

4) unrelated to the above but ANY and ALL programs, benefits, scholarships, or financial related benefits that are designed to benefit any one specific group based on RACE must be stopped and made illegal. This is the 21st century, we are Americans. If there is a low income benefit, fine, just do not take it from the richest or general public. If there is a scholarship to benefit people in low income brackets, that is fine.
It is when you segregate and benefit specific races that helps ensure that one group has a better chance at succeeding over another. Equality means race is not an issue and race related benefits must be made illegal. Some low income areas that receive benefits may be mostly black, but targeting them and only giving those benefits to the poor black, cause the poor white to suffer is more dangerous then the very atrocities that all the races have had to deal with in the past.
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I will vote for 5 of the above,,, i think we should look at china's point of view if it is like that...no where in the world that i know of get the luxury ,,for not working ,,you do in this country,,,money for work,,not money for play..then put your kids through hell because you are to lazy to work
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Screwball ,,,i will vote twice for you
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Several key points that I have been trying to get out there for reform:

1) REQUIRED drug testing to ALL applicants over the age of 14 (unless the parent is under this age) for all state/federal benefits. First test failure requires a retest within 14 business days. Second failure exempts that person from receiving any benefits for minimum 6 months, any hard drugs like Cocaine, crack, meth, etc exempts them for minimum 1 year.
GREAT response and read Screwballl... Not trying to derail my own post but;
Scott still plans to drug test welfare recipients
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/new...ecipients.html

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I really like the PERSPECTIVE of the first author, but the PROSPECTIVE that it will ever happen is nil.
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