at1with0 wrote:I kinda agree but personally I am not as aware as I'd like before making all these policy changes in my mind.
That's fair and I understand completely. As someone who has lived at or below the poverty line all my life, I've seen a lot of crap and bad people. I've also known a lot of good people, example: "That Joe, he's good people". It's a Southern thing.
The system is so corrupt and full of bureaucracy it's sickening. As a Caucasian male supporting a family of five making minimum wage, I'd basically be told to get bent if I sought assistance. Either that or two other scenarios would present themselves, neither would be worth the time.
I'm not making this up, mind you, these are real experiences that occurred when I visited public assistance offices. I would qualify for about $18 assistance a month in food stamps and welfare, that's it. Certainly not worth the time to take off work for the once a month appointment. When I'd naturally inquire why that's all the help I'd get, they would tell me how to game the system. They would tell me that if I wanted more assistance, I'd need to "lay out of work" one or two days a week for a month. Then bring them those check stubs.
Needless to say, I got angry, told them if I could afford to do that I wouldn't be asking for assistance and stormed out.
Meanwhile, granny minority drives up in an escalade or standard cadillac and gets out to report for her monthly appointment. See, she'll get her five or six hundred (or more) dollar monthly welfare check and food stamps too. She looks like Mr. T wearing a white wig, gold on her neck, two or more gold and diamond rings on every finger thumb included. She games the system, the people at the assistance office know her. They're like the crooked income-tax place that helps you get back way more than you earned. They advise her on which children, grandchildren, cousins, first cousins, second cousin's dog to claim. Noone is going to follow up on any of these claims, especially not the people at the local office.
It was the same way when I was a kid and would sometimes accompany my mother downtown for the appointment. My mother would get food stamps because she was a single mother but nowhere near that of a woman who was a minority. We knew that because these minorities can't help but brag about it, sitting in the office. They don't care because the system is rigged and they all know it. Programs like welfare to work really piss people like this off. They're so entrenched in entitlement that the idea of having to go to work simply enrages these people.
I've seen these people fight and get arrested on the job just to get fired so they can go back to getting their precious entitlements. Companies waste time hiring these thugs because of quotas and government bullshit. Then have to turn around and hire and train someone else a few weeks later. My old employer has a three week turnover rate at present. Meaning they hire about thirty or more employees every three weeks, who then quit or are fired before the next class. All entitlement cases that refuse to work. They're just there because they were selected by the welfare to work program and told they would lose their assistance if they didn't show up.
Just getting most of them to do that is a chore, like waking up your child for school that stayed up watching television after you went to sleep. Same whiny attitude and everything. They're very quick to tell you what is or isn't their job, even though none of them seem to have read the job description. If they had, they'd know they don't have a leg to stand on. If most of them could read and comprehend, that is. These are the same people that get propelled to the front of the hiring line and the reason people like me who want to work have to wait.
This long-winded post was a round about way of demonstrating the rigged system that promotes much of the tension between minorities and non-minorities. Entitlement cases versus those who do for themselves. This isn't what America was founded on but it's been substituted for the American Dream. After all, who doesn't like sitting on their ass all day watching television channels custom made for minorities, stations like Bounce and BET popping up, and having all your bills paid? Non-minorities, that's who. Liberals call them racists and if you suggest cutting aid to Israel, as well as all other countries, you're anti-Semitic too.
Liberals love to throw other people's money at entitlement programs and can never seem to budget someone else's money. Rather than budget anything, their solution is always
to raise taxes. Here in my home state, they're trying to raid the trust fund to pay for their bloated, secret budgets they won't show anyone. The usual scare tactics that there will be chaos in the streets if they don't get this bill passed and get their budgets paid. Same thing at the city level as well, same scare tactics several years in a row. Luckily the same result as yet again the city council voted down yet another tax hike proposal.
Liberals are so dumb, they can't fathom that businesses leave cities with high tax rates in favor of other areas. Downtown has been desolate for decades and they can't seem to understand that continuing to raise taxes will only make it worse. No, all they can see is dollar signs. When companies move from the city limits, they seek to annex the areas they move to.
At any rate, I've bleated on long enough.
The modern definition of ‘racist’ is someone who’s winning an argument with a liberal.