Right-Wing Texas Applause Lines
Here is how one 21-year-old Texas woman reportedly thinks we should solve poverty in America:
Give welfare recipients 50 lb. bags of rice and beans, bulk cheese and powdered milk instead of food stamps.
Conditions of Medicaid: Forced sterilization, mandatory drug testing.
Housing for the poor: Military barracks, subject to random inspections, must prove employment or join work brigades.
Disenfranchisement for the unemployed.
I really wish I was kidding. I’m sure this fascist un-Christian nightmare scenario doesn’t represent the views of everyone in Texas, but enough of the population to be an utter disgrace to the nation. For full details, read the forwarded email below:
Subject: Fw: WRITTEN BY A 21 YEAR OLD FEMALE FROM TEXAS !!
> Wow, this girl has a great plan! Love the last thing she would do, the best.
> This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it. It’s her future
> she’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare big
> government state that she’s being forced to live in! These solutions are
> just common sense in her opinion.
> This was in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, TX, Nov 18, 2011
> 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 legations. Then, we’ll test
> recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use
> drugs, alcohol, or smoke, 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.