LET THEM EAT FRIGGIN’ CAKE!
LOBSTER THERMIDORE IS NOT ON THE MENU OF THE POOR MOST OF THE TIME!
DISCARDED SANDWICHES IN RESTAURANT DUMPSTERS MIGHT BE ON THEIR MENU THOUGH IF SOMEBODY DOESN’T FILL THE DUMPSTER WITH BLEACH!
When the recent “Gubmint” shutdown ended there were many on the outer fringes of the American Right Wing who probably grieved bitterly over their loss – - – for the time being anyway – - – The loss of their dream of making sure than poor people in The United States are never ever able to afford to go to a doctor when they become ill.
But – - – not to worry – - – when the Farm Bill discussions come up again in Congress, they can pursue their other favorite dream of making sure millions will be less able to feed their families by doing what they can to get deeper and more draconian cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (Food Stamps) Program. If memory serves me right, they have already “Hit” food stamps for a $39 billion cut! That’s a loss of about $29 a month – - or 16 meals a month – - for a family struggling in today’s crap-canned economy.
There are some folks out there who desperately want to find a job and to get off food stamps, but Rightie has made sure that most of the really good American jobs have been shipped off to some foreign labor market and mostly what is left here is those low-paying – - no benefit – - minimum wage fiscal “Opportunities.” So it is the desperate scramble for some kind of help in buying food, paying the rent, gas for the rattletrap car that barely runs on prayer and will power, - – - and food stamps have been critical to many people’s daily survival.
Sometimes things get so hard for some folks that they have to make decisions between eating and paying to heat the house.
Don’t fret though folks, I am sure some Right-Tards in Gubmint will – - – sooner or later – - – start deciding that people need less heat for the house and more of those cheap used blankets from the thrift store. – - (Turn down the thermostat to 39 degrees and wear more clothes.) – - – I think I have heard this one before.
Do the rich Right Wingers who do all this budget cutting up there in Washington, D.C., ever have to live like this? Would things be a little different if they did have to live like some of our poor and working poor – - and some of our senior citizens?
Does anybody up there in Rich Land have any idea that a lot of senior citizens in The United States are desperate enough for something to eat that they sneak bites from the salad bars at grocery stores and open food packages on store shelves in order to take bites of the contents? I have talked with many store managers about this phenomenon and they have all confirmed that it happens on a regular basis.
But I guess there are some over on the Right who would rather give Big Business some more unnecessary subsidies than to do anything to make sure 13 million Americans can secure adequate nutrition for themselves and their families.
Sometimes I am forced to think that some of the things some Republicans and their Rightist cohorts, clones and allies do is little more advanced than to be thought of as “Mindless, Stupid and Destructive.”
Well – - – there’s always those fairly fresh food items that many retailers throw into their dumpsters every day! Been there; done that! It ain’t fun I can tell you! But sometimes I have discovered – - as I am sure many have discovered – - something that someone else has discarded can often become a treasure when circumstances are right.
What I think is really sad about much of the Right Wing’s seemingly enthusiastic willingness to stick it to people who need help is that a lot of those who need assistance are Right Wingers themselves – - people who may once have had a thriving business they “Built with their own two hands without any help from anybody” – - – and now because of some of the things their own Rightie heroes have done, they have lost their business and are scraping the bottom along with everybody else. But do the Big Wig Righties care?
No! They just go ahead and howl about how much money “Gubmint” is spending and then do what they can to stick the virtual knife into the backs of the middle class, the seniors, the working poor, the poor, students – - – anyone near the middle or bottom of the social order.
I remember when I was down and out back in 1978. I could have used a few friends willing to part with a few cans of beans or something – - – but they were nowhere to be found for the most part. They were sympathetic but they had nothing to “Give” me. They were willing to “Pray” for me, but they had nothing to give.
So I got lucky!
Just once – - and once only – - I applied for food stamps and got $150 for one month for myself, my wife and my three children. That one dollar a day per person really helped out a lot. It supplemented the stuff we could scrounge from food pantries and the dumpsters.
I know some Right-Tards who will argue with me and claim that local churches will take on the responsibility of feeding the poor in their idea of some kind of Right Wing utopia – - – but I happen to know that if this were to happen – - – which I don’t believe it ever will – - – every church in the Continental United States would have to cough up an extra $50,000 a year to make it happen. Can you see some of those high-living mega-churchers actually going down this road? Not me, Brother! Hallelujah! A-men!
Did I mention that I never vote for Righties?
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