Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Breeding Children For Fun and Profit

                                                                         

Each Sunday morning the liberal Gannett owned Arizona Republic publishes a sob story.  It is always at least a two page spread that begins on the front page.  One week the story's about an illegal Mexican family of six, just trying to make it in hard-hearted America.  The Mexican family bemoans the fact that the family breadwinner is forced to use a stolen Social Security Number, that he's forced to take his salary in cash, that the family has to make do on only half of a citizen's food stamp allotment because only half of their children are anchor babies, and that they are forced to go to the local Hospital ER for their medical needs.  And, worst of all, the food banks often run out of their favorite tortillas and salsa.  The illegal Mexican story is our newspaper's favorite.

Today's paper was a slight bit different.  The two page spread this week was a sad story about a single mother of four who is trying to find acceptable housing after receiving her Section 8 voucher.  The paper bemoans the fact that her $1800 dollar per month Section 8 voucher, that her $925 dollar Food Stamp allotment, and her $2500 dollar per month welfare check simply does not stretch very far when you're trying to feed and shelter four children.....even as those children are given free pre-school, all day kindergarten, free school breakfasts and lunch and a Medicaid card that requires not even a $12 dollar co-pay for a doctor visit.

Well, being accustomed to these sob stories, I took all of this in with a measure of calm, without a single pull on what hair is left on my head.  But then the sob story mentioned that this lady is pregnant with her 5th child....without a father in sight to support his spermal offal.

It was at this point when the hair started falling like rain from my gray old head and I wondered when this liberal rag would gin up a story some day about a working blue collar family whose paying the freight for this huge army of gravy train riders out there.

And I wondered about that inevitable day when China cuts off our line of credit by ceasing to purchase $2 trillion dollars of our government bonds...where then will we go to fund that long gravy train?

My guess is ...never.

Sad.  Damned Sad.

6 comments:

Frank Krzesowiak said...

Those stories does make one's teeth want to grind. All Trump has to do is pull the funding from these people and they'll HAVE to go back where they came from. That's ok. When the economy tanks nobody will have to be the bad guy. There will be no more money and it will cut itself off. We just have to be patient and pick up the pieces after it happens.

TheRandyGuy said...

Same stuff in the San Jose papers (except our victims speak through an interpreter), ALWAYS followed by their assertion that social programs are JUST NOT ADEQUATELY FUNDED, completed by a shot at the Republicans that are "protecting the rich, keeping them from paying their fair share". TBH, I don't read these things any longer.

A Modest Scribler said...

These articles are tiring, Randy. But they kinda serve like an outdoor thermometer, allowing us to gauge the gradual deterioration of the American landscape.

Carol said...

I'm sure your guess mentioned at the end of this blog would be correct! And, yes, it is sad for sure!!

A Modest Scribler said...

Thanks for the visit, Carol. Don't you feel sorry for us valley denizens? Whew! Stay cool!

Carol said...

I paid my dues in the valley for 32 years!!! Ha! It's been in the 90's here, which is hot for us mountain folk. However, I did have to travel to the valley and, wouldn't ya know it, on the day it hit 122 degrees! Of all the luck.........