Friday, December 10, 2010

Letter to the Editor - The Texas Predator Posse

Letter to the Editor
Waco Tribune-Herald
November 18, 2010

Put me in charge ...

Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards;
no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags
of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you
can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women
Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we’ll test
recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos
and piercings. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, smoke
or get tats and piercings, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks?
You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair.
Your “home” will be subject to inspections 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. It may be
cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing,
whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires
and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the
“common good.”

Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s 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” and ruin their “self esteem,” consider
that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing
absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered 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.

Alfred W. Evans, Gatesville

Letter to the Editor - The Texas Predator Posse

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