But welfare should just barely be tolerable. Not something people would choose.
#50 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER
That's the thing that gets me today, it's "ok".
Forgive the rant:
Back in the 70's after my parents split up, we went on food stamps...the real ones that looked like Monopoly money. Used to be embarrassed as hell and knowing that, my mom used to drag us kids around grocery shopping. I think it was her way of showing us to never be too proud when it comes to help, but at least be proud enough to be embarrassed that you need it as a motive for getting off of it.
Had a moment the other day in a small deli while getting a sub. Woman in her 40's came in, ordered food, went to pay, had to go out to find change in her car, came back, and while I was in line starting making a comment about how hard it was living on 700 a month after beer and cigarettes. I'm usually pretty considerate of people down on their luck because I've been there, but I just had to literally laugh and shake my head at that.
People brag about it now because it's free money to use however they want.
And while I realize that some people desperately need it, too many people take it because it's available which hurts those who DO really need it.