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 ..... 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 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 .... get a
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 .... 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
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
this would be demeaning and ruin their self esteem,
consider that it wasn't that long ago when 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.
Alfred W. Evans, Gatesville , Texas