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I agree and am compelled to add that the problem with the poor today is
"handouts" - both public and private.
I grew up poor. My parents were too proud to accept any public assistance.
Sometimes we had nothing to eat but potatoes and oatmeal. We bought
day-old bread and picked left-over vegetables from the fields after
We made cardboard cutouts to fill the holes in our shoes. We brought out the
kettles when it rained through the roof and every year my Christmas gift was a
pair of warm pajamas that would have to last all year. No one gave us anything,
we did not ask for anything and we appreciated everything we had. And this
was the 50's - not during the recession.
I learned very early on that this was not the life for me and, because
were poor, it was (and is) extremely easy to get scholarships and
grants for college.
I did not marry until after college and waited until we were
financially secure before starting a family. Financial security was
and is very important to me.
Today's poor are provided with free food, new clothes, new shoes and
toys at Christmas. What incentive do they have to escape their
I guess my husband and I are considered "wealthy" and we happily share that
wealth but we never give to an organization that provides handouts to the poor
(other than homeless shelters). To do so, in my opinion, is to
and dependency. People have got to stop feeling sorry for the poor!
*AND YET USAsincepoorsville starved but she had insurance. ROTFLMAO.
A very old person, collecting Social Security and Medicare, your socialism is ok. Cardboard in your shoes in th e1950's??
Did you just finish reading "The Grapes of Wrath"?? Wrong era.
But to hell with the rest of America.
You're a liar and a traitor. Move to your Zionist heaven.
I hear they have socialized medicine there!! LOL
Or is that why you won't move to Israel, because it is a socialist form of Government??
Either way, you're a loser.