Hey, you there. The one who said that about 47% of the country, “are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them.” I’m talking to you and others like you who look down your noses at poor people thinking that they they are just lazy moochers sucking at the government teat like a new born baby.
I’m the first to point anyone who is ready to defraud America’s social welfare systems when they should not be on a particular program. And I’ve put my money where my mouth is, turning away potential renters who were defrauding the system into having their rent paid. But I’ve seen people literally resort to stealing food because they were hungry and did not qualify for the safety nets that exist for some. For everyone who has ever irresponsibly had children knowing that they couldn’t afford them, I’ve also seen people who never thought that they would need governmental assistance have to depend on those programs because they have lost their jobs. I know poverty very well, because I’ve lived it and I never, ever expected the government to support me. In fact, I pay a higher tax rate than you do. […]