My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serio...

My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform

There are 4 comments on the Herald Gazette story from Dec 16, 2011, titled My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform. In it, Herald Gazette reports that:

By Christine Rousselle , Providence College at The College Conservative Original Article During the 2010 and 2011 summers, I was a cashier at Wal-Mart #1788 in Scarborough, Maine.

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American Citizen

Sanford, ME

#1 Dec 16, 2011
Stay Out of Your Neighbor's Refrigerator -

This contributor is listing lawful conduct, primarily. These federal laws govern citizens of the United States that are currently receiving assistance. She is not reporting on unlawful activity but merely stating her opinion as to what should and should not be, without getting the full set of facts about the personal lives of the persons she is publicly defaming. There are qualification requirements that applicants must pass in order to receive assistance.

I am certain that theses persons do not observe what this contributor purchases at the grocery store, because that would violate her civil rights. The same laws that protect her privacy protect the privacy of those she is "tattling on" for no reason.

She should be very careful about the malicious nature of her publicly defaming comments, since there is a contracts law privacy issue, here. Walmart's cameras or cashier observations are not for public scrutiny, unless a Court compels it.

Stay out of your neighbor's refrigerator at peril of causing a court to review the contents of yours.
A Mother Making Ends Meet

Hebron, ME

#2 Dec 17, 2011
I understand and respect her opinion. We are all entitled to them. However, why the judgement of how other people live? If someone buys lobster on food stamps, what is the problem? Is it not food? Maybe it was for a birthday celebration? And do you say because someone is poor they are not allowed to indulge once in awhile? We live in a society that is constantly pushing consumption and "good living." Poor people have TV, too. The TV bombards them with commercials and they want what everyone else wants. There will always be someone who abuses the system. Our own politicians do. Are you calling them out on their abuses? I am a full-time working mother of two and I need the assistance to help feed my family. I don't want my children eating processed food. I buy whole foods and organic. I pay taxes. Shall you judge me? You are young and still have many years of time and experience to gain about this world. Are you paying rent and bills and car payments, supporting children? All of these things are costly and hard to make ends meet. Food prices and gas prices have sky rocketed just over the past 5 years. Then imagine that on top of your child needing new shoes, clothes or maybe wanting a new electronic because they feel left out from their classmates. There are too many levels for you to make a blanketed statement. Two things that time and experience has taught me... "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." A biblical quote that still holds true. And, never judge another until you have walked a mile in their shoes.
Taxpayer

New York, NY

#4 Dec 30, 2011
For people needing assistance from the taxpayers, NO they should not be buying lobsters. My family never has lobster because we have more important things to spend our money on. Welfare reform is DESPERATELY needed in this country. I'm tired of funding other people's lifestyles. If you cannot afford children, then don't have them. I've never read such an entitled opinion in my life. It's an example of the sickening attitude of a lot of Americans today.
Unbelievable

New York, NY

#5 Dec 30, 2011
Hmmmmmm, and there we have it. Typical response.
American Citizen wrote:
Stay Out of Your Neighbor's Refrigerator -
This contributor is listing lawful conduct, primarily. These federal laws govern citizens of the United States that are currently receiving assistance. She is not reporting on unlawful activity but merely stating her opinion as to what should and should not be, without getting the full set of facts about the personal lives of the persons she is publicly defaming. There are qualification requirements that applicants must pass in order to receive assistance.
I am certain that theses persons do not observe what this contributor purchases at the grocery store, because that would violate her civil rights. The same laws that protect her privacy protect the privacy of those she is "tattling on" for no reason.
She should be very careful about the malicious nature of her publicly defaming comments, since there is a contracts law privacy issue, here. Walmart's cameras or cashier observations are not for public scrutiny, unless a Court compels it.
Stay out of your neighbor's refrigerator at peril of causing a court to review the contents of yours.

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