A Texan’s Answer To Welfare

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 ALL 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.

Author: Papa Mike

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