Cairo IL Entitlements

Cairo IL Entitlements

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New Cairoite

Highwood, IL

#1 Oct 14, 2008
I want to start this again because the county and city are BROKE!

Many of you (I don't shop) stand behind and look with disdain at a food stamp recipient at the grocery store. Would you look at your city councilperson or county commissioner in the same manner?

Is there a difference?

The food stamp recipient takes the food stamps they did not work for because the law says they are "entitled" to them.

Your elected officials take their paychecks they may not have worked for because the law says they are "entitled" to them.

Wouldn't it be nice if just one of them had the self-respect to say I worked 10 hours a month on city/county business and that is worth $ 30 an hour, so I am giving back the excess to the city/county because I didn't earn it? Because, I am not "entitled" to it? Or, wouldn't it be nice if they considered themselves "salaried" and not "hourly workers" and worked more hours than they were required to work (which is basically zero)?

We would have budgets, audited financials, the bathrooms at the park would be open, the park would have been decorated for the holidays like year before last, etc..........
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United States

#2 May 5, 2009
Nothing has changed since this was originally posted. Entitlements still flowing at the city and county.
just a thought

Cairo, IL

#3 May 5, 2009
Thanks for the update!

Since: Dec 10

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 23, 2010
New Cairoite wrote:
I want to start this again because the county and city are BROKE!
Many of you (I don't shop) stand behind and look with disdain at a food stamp recipient at the grocery store. Would you look at your city councilperson or county commissioner in the same manner?
Is there a difference?
The food stamp recipient takes the food stamps they did not work for because the law says they are "entitled" to them.
Your elected officials take their paychecks they may not have worked for because the law says they are "entitled" to them.
Wouldn't it be nice if just one of them had the self-respect to say I worked 10 hours a month on city/county business and that is worth $ 30 an hour, so I am giving back the excess to the city/county because I didn't earn it? Because, I am not "entitled" to it? Or, wouldn't it be nice if they considered themselves "salaried" and not "hourly workers" and worked more hours than they were required to work (which is basically zero)?
We would have budgets, audited financials, the bathrooms at the park would be open, the park would have been decorated for the holidays like year before last, etc..........
Think again you dip. I have been in the helping professions for 31 years --welfare is technically not an entitlement but it ought to be. Despite that there really are the frail elderly, the truly disable and the little kids caught up in it all whom we as a civilized society should be taking care of. The stats on the purely lazy people on welfare are a really low percentage. So should we take welfare away from everybody just keep a few lazy people from receiving benefits? No! Because the truly needy would suffer and die.

You are so stuck up, selfish, even jealous --itís pitiful. You have no heart for anyone except for yourself and if I remember right the helping professions call people like you who are devolve of compassion for others is called a sociopath. There you go baby doll you are a sociopath and ought to be locked up in old abandoned Manteno because you are probably a danger to society.

Next time you want to pick on somebody leave the have-not out of it.

Since: Dec 10

Moline, IL

#6 Jan 3, 2011
It's a vicious cycle. Nobody wants to be the bad guy and say be more responsible. You get more money for the more kids you have. The kids learn this lifestyle and live the same way. What's sad is that the poorest black communities in the u.s. have been run by democrats and they have had the same problems for years. Their goal is to remain in power and give a few entitlements to the poor and keep them mad and blaming republicans to keep them voting democrat. Trust me I'm an independent I think all politicians are like dirty diapers- full of crap and need to be changed often. But how they are exploiting poor blacks is almost criminal. Now that the Hispanic population is outnumbering blacks democrats are focusing their attention on them to see how to win their vote such as amnesty and getting social security without ever paying into it. An article that really changed the way I thought about things is called something like why Martin Luther king was a republican. It blew my mind really, a lot of stuff not taught in school and I researched references and it is accurate.

Since: Dec 10

Moline, IL

#7 Jan 3, 2011
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Why Martin Luther King Was Republican
by†Frances Rice
08/16/2006
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It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.

It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.

During the civil rights era of the 1960s, Dr. King was fighting the Democrats who stood in the school house doors, turned skin-burning fire hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools. President Eisenhower also appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation. Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman's issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.

Democrat President John F. Kennedy is lauded as a proponent of civil rights. However, Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator, as did Democrat Sen. Al Gore Sr. And after he became President, Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph, who was a black Republican. President Kennedy, through his brother Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.

Since: Dec 10

Moline, IL

#9 Jan 3, 2011
The 30-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party began in the 1970s with President Richard Nixon's "Southern Strategy," which was an effort on the part of Nixon to get Christians in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were still discriminating against their fellow Christians who happened to be black. Georgia did not switch until 2002, and some Southern states, including Louisiana, are still controlled by Democrats.

Today, Democrats, in pursuit of their socialist agenda, are fighting to keep blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats. Examples of how egregiously Democrats act to keep blacks in poverty are numerous.

After wrongly convincing black Americans that a minimum wage increase was a good thing, the Democrats on August 3 kept their promise and killed the minimum wage bill passed by House Republicans on July 29. The blockage of the minimum wage bill was the second time in as many years that Democrats stuck a legislative finger in the eye of black Americans. Senate Democrats on April 1, 2004, blocked passage of a bill to renew the 1996 welfare reform law that was pushed by Republicans and vetoed twice by President Clinton before he finally signed it. Since the welfare reform law expired in September 2002, Congress had passed six extensions, and the latest expired on June 30, 2004. Opposed by the Democrats are school choice opportunity scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools and Social Security reform, even though blacks on average lose $10,000 in the current system because of a shorter life expectancy than whites (72.2 years for blacks vs. 77.5 years for whites).

Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans.

In order to break the Democrats' stranglehold on the black vote and free black Americans from the Democrat Party's economic plantation, we must shed the light of truth on the Democrats. We must demonstrate that the Democrat Party policies of socialism and dependency on government handouts offer the pathway to poverty, while Republican Party principles of hard work, personal responsibility, getting a good education and ownership of homes and small businesses offer the pathway to prosperity.

Since: Dec 10

Moline, IL

#10 Jan 3, 2011
I hope y'all found that interesting. We need to break this cycle we're in. All those people that got beaten and killed just so our kids would get to go to the same schools as whites, and now we can't get em to go! I know there are people that need assistance, but there are wayy too many raking advantage of the system. Only in America can you have a cell phone, tv in every room with cable, a car, and still be considered poor! Our poor got it good we just need to change our ways. I know I don't expect anyone to give me anything, nobody owes me, call me old school I guess.

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