This was in the Tribune Herald, on Nov 18, 2010
PUT ME IN CHARGE!!!!.....................................................
Put me in charge of Food Stamps. No cash for Ding-Dongs, Ho-Hos, Nutty Butties, Steaks or Gourmet Deli Items. Just money for 50 pound bags of rice and dried beans, blocks of cheese, and all the powdered milk that you can haul away. If you want steak, frozen pizza or Fried Chicken from the deli then get a job!
Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing that I'd do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. We would test all recipients for Drugs, alcohol and nicotine...test positive see ya! Then we would Document all Tattoos and piercings. If you want to reproduce, do drugs, alcohol, smoke or get tattoos then get a J-O-B!
Put me in charge of HUD and government Housing. Ever live in a Military Barracks??? You will maintain our Facility and Property in a clean and good state of repair. Your "HOME" will be subject to inspections at anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a Plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.
In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a Government Job assigned to you. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting or repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims with the low-profile tires, your "master-blaster" stereo and speakers and put that money towards the common good.
Before you write that I've violated someone's civil rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want "our money", accept our rules........before you say that this would be 'demeaning' or ruin someone's 'self-esteem,' consider that it was not too many years ago, that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was also considered demeaning and lowered their self-esteem.
If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.
AND while you are on Government subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you receive a Government Welfare check. If you want to Vote then get a J-O-B!!!!