Girl. Just one more time. You're just not willing to entertain the concept that what was once a last-ditch survival mode has become a routine way of life for many, many people and is now actually considered something to be proud of. You speak of the Great Society: I was part of that. I'm in my 60's. What was intended for good then (as a safety net for a brief period of time) has been bastardized and has become habituated and will be a death knell for our state and if we're not careful, for our country.<quoted text> Air conditioning is a necessity today, especially for people who are elderly or ill. The whole point of the Food Stamps program is to help poor people by higher quality and more nutritious foods! You miss the entire point of all "The Great Society" programs that were initiated by President Lyndon Johnson and the Democrats in the 1960s!
And by the way. NOBODY had air conditioning back in the day unless you were rich. We ran through sprinklers and turned off lights and if we were lucky we had a fan. If it got too bad we went to the public pool for a nickel or a movie for a dime (we usually returned coke bottles for the cost of admission) to cool off of an afternoon. You'd be surprised at how little is actually NECESSARY to live. We've managed to bastardize that too. I hope someday you will get real. Get where people really live. Get some perspective on what made this a great country and what is bringing us down.