To the Mom Using Food Stamps : I See You

JD Wed, 07/06/2016 - 12:31

To the mom using food stamps, I see you.

I see the fear in your eyes when someone gets in line behind you. You wonder if they’re judging your food choices, not knowing that the cupcakes you’re buying are for your son’s birthday. Last year your family had to buy his cake because you couldn’t afford it, you never want that hollow feeling in the pit of your stomach again. You felt like such a failure.

I see the worry on your face as your total goes higher than what you have available. Your husband started a new job this week and now has to bring his own lunches. You wonder how you’ll make it work even with the cheapest sandwich ingredients. You hope he doesn’t get bored of cheap bologna and processed American cheese.

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The person described in this story doesn't exist anymore. So many are getting freebies that the shame is gone. Pathetic but true.

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Whenever I hear someone talk about domestic welfare given out by the federal government I never hear them complain about the money our government gives to foreign nations.

I would start with ending all foreign aid - TO EVERY COUNTRY - because they never paid a penny in taxes to the USA.

At least (most) of those who get domestic welfare at one point probably paid income taxes in the United States.

Not to mention all the other taxes they pay like sales tax, property tax, excise taxes on their phones etc.

NO FOREIGN GOVERNMENT ever paid anything and yet American citizens sit silently by in approval of the billions our congress gives away each year.

By the way - this same argument can be used for liars like Paul Ryan who wants to basically do away with Social Security as we know it, but he's ALL GOOD with giving Israel 5 billion a year, Egypt 3 billion, Pakistan 2 billion etc...

Every member of our congress who votes to give foreign aid is a TRAITOR to the United States and should be charged as such.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed and over-regulated and overrun by bureaucrats - the founders would be ashamed." -Ron Paul

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