Thursday, June 02, 2011

How Dare They?

Social Services Line and the Roach Coach

By Douglas V. Gibbs

On the way back from a delivery of Permeable Base in Los Angeles, I drove by a social services office. The line of people hoping for benefits from the government because of their assumed dire financial circumstances was out the door, around the building, and down the parking lot to the street. Parked next to the line, about halfway down, was a lunch truck, and I noticed that business was good for the roach coach at the social services building.

When I was in construction for thirteen-plus years (interestingly enough, after I was a loan counselor at a credit union, and a business tax clerk for a city) I bought off of those trucks every once in a while, and let me tell you, those trucks are not cheap to buy off of.

I asked myself, as I watched the folks crowd the break truck: How is it that these folks that are having such problems feeding their loved ones that they need public assistance from the government can afford to buy junk off of the lunch wagon?

That's right! Because somebody is buying a $5 sandwich, that means they have enough money to feed their kids and such.

We need to eliminate the social program entirely so that the children of these loafers don't grow up to be just like their parents. If we let them starve to death, that's one less useless person that will be taking our tax money for no reason.

Ayn Rand would approve of the social Darwanism, I'm sure.


Snark aside, that's a good example of how Doug frames his world view. He basis it on what he sees.. his interpretation of what he's seeing. He really has no idea what any of those individual's circumstances are.. he just knows that they are lazy and not working hard like the rest of us, and if we just eliminate any assistance to the poor, that will force them to get a job and work like we do.

And remember - his own son's life was saved by the California state Medicaid program.

He is a very evil man.

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