Fw: Waco Times this is too good not to pass on

Subject: Waco Times
 
 
 
 
 
This was in the Waco Tribune Herald in Waco, TX 

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, 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 mistakes and 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 the voting rolls while you are receiving a Government welfare check.  If you want to vote, then get a job.
 
 Alfred W. Evans, Gatesville , TX
P.S.  Doesn't this drive the ACLU nuts?

14 comments:

SoRefined said...

Funny how when the rich use loopholes to get out of contributing their fair share of taxes, they're just making good financial decisions, but when a poor person uses a government service in a Not Approved By Taxpayers (r) way, they're drains on society.

Anyway, using government assistance is no reason or justification to shame/dehumanize/control a person.

Anonymous said...

A few of these rules might be a good idea, But Alfred W. Evans is such a hateful asshole that I wouldn't put him in charge of his own dog.

Valeyard said...

I thought conservatives didn't want the government watching what people eat. Isn't that why they're attacking Michelle Obama's nutrition initiatives?

And I thought they disapproved of government employment projects, too! What gives?!

As for not being able to vote... does that include everyone collecting Medicare? Or everyone employed by defense contractors? Or police? Or...

gruaud said...

I think "...you can no longer vote!" is the conservative pot o' gold and this RWF's money quote. How happy the elite would be if they had the vote and no one else did.

Poof -- with one stroke, the people who are ground under by the system are disappeared. You can only vote if you have a job but a huge number of jobs are permanently outsourced.

Kindler and gentler, folks.

Anonymous said...

The first thing I'd do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations.

Interesting. So giving money to Planned Parenthood in order to provide birth control and reproductive health care to poor women is bad, Bad, BAD!!!! But now they are proposing even more invasive ways to "provide" such services? Assuming of course that Republicans will admit that birth control is not a sinful thing which allows for wicked behavior, like women having sex for pleasure.

I'm calling bullshit. No way that Republicans would go for this.

Also love the racist ranting in this, which ignores the fact that the majority of welfare recipients are WHITE!

ferschitz said...

Agree with all the above comments, esp gruaud's point about disenfranchising citizens. That truly is the goal here & don't forget it. Judge Richard Posner writes in his book "Law, Pragmatism & Democracy" about the right to vote:

"Few citizens have the formidable intellectual and moral capacities (let alone the time) required for the role that [popular democracy] assigns to the citizenry."

Believe me, the elites would like nothing more than to disenfranchise all citizens & run a totalitarian dictatorship. That the rightwing thinktanks are floating out this notion in this "article" allegedly written by someone allegedly named "Alfred W. Evans" is duly noted.

I am also rather agog at the notion that this jerk proposes invasive procedures for women not to get pregnant - which is very much against the norms of most rightwinger church goers - but, of course, duly noted that there's no similar procedure for men to "control" the births of kids.

nice. Does this drive the ACLU crazy? Doubt it. Why pay attention to a certifiable Loser like Evans? Get over yourself.

katz said...

All in favor of sterilizing Alfred Evans, raise your hands.

AP said...

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 mistakes and bad choices.

YEAH! So when are all those financial executives going to jail?

Oh, wait...you were talking about poor people! Silly me.

James said...

Wonder what the jibe about the ACLU is meant to convey...they don't really have anything to do with welfare? This guy is a moron.

Anonymous said...

Right, because who needs privacy of the home and not being forced to work by the state in America?

Anonymous said...

document all tattoos and piercings.

Who gets to inspect the nipples of every single mom that applies for WIC?

Malnourished babies.... GREAT idea. That won't put a strain on society at all.

Anonymous said...

There were only a couple things I agree on, but this Alfred guy is either starting propaganda or is a slave to it; although I do agree the welfare program definitely could use some tweaks for sure.

Let me pose this question: Why is it when a country’s economy is on shaky grounds the focus turns to the poor and not to the REAL guilty parties? Welfare is pitens compared to corporate and political robbing of the country (creating poverty in the first place) and making us dependent on the system they created and benefit from? In addition, this country has no heart anymore, no love for God, just a bunch of hoarders and control freaks. Zero faith in humanity…and it all started with the ‘market place’….Greed and power corrupts absolutely.

I find Alfred W Evans letter chilling, heartless, clueless, and if this is our future in America, I do not want to grow old here. Surprise he didn’t stipulate that if a person, no matter how old, cannot support themselves, they should be shot and left for dead in the streets…worthless sons-of-bitches! Goodbye Grandma and Grandpa, take that you autistic loser, go to hell you veteran paraplegic, oh and cannot forget you too homeless orphans & vets…sorry we know you would like to work, but there are NO jobs for anyone, never mind the old, disabled, homeless, war vet's, so you must die and on the flip side, it will reduce the number of people to DECREASE America’s unemployment rate, giving people a warm, fuzzy, feeling.

People, focus on things that bring us together not HATE. It takes more courage to be compassionate then it is too attack one another…. When the REAL SHTF there will not be enough people to resist SO UNITE NOT DIVIDE RESIST HATEFUL PROPAGANDA!!!

christine white said...

what an a*shole. glad he's not in charge. 1 or 2 things I can agree with. The rest is just heartless nonsense. Republicans are so relugious, huh? I doubt Jesus would say garbage like that. VOTE DEMOCRAT!!!!

Anonymous said...

A long time ago, there was an earnest plea from a "FAMILY with Lymes Disease." Most of the material contained in the family's blog appealing for help is contained in the "Put me in charge" e-mails. As the multitude of comments about this e-mail attest, this 21 year old female either "has a great plan!" or has been bashed around for that plan and it's solutions. This lady's opinion ONLY agrees with a newspaper article in the Waco Tribune-Herald.

The author of this opinion letter, not a real plan with real solutions, has already identified himself as Alfred W. Evans in his letter to the Waco Tribune-Herald and is also posted in this discussion. He also wrote to TheVeteransVoice.com and SILENCEDOGOOD2010'S BLOG, which was reposted on BlackShards, and thanked them for posting his letter. "I googled “Put me in charge” and found it on many sites. Thanks again for getting what I consider common sense out to the people." This 21 year old female is receiving credit for your plan and your solution, Mr. Evans. Most of the heat and derogatory remarks are directed toward her and not to you, Mr. Evans. Do you care that this is happening? Why do you allow this to continue on this way? Better her than you? Some military operations use intelligence and deception to accomplish their mission. Food for thought. More on this further down below.

To read more, see my posted comments on the Amazon discussion "Put Me In Charge!" This is the link to those comments.

http://www.amazon.com/forum/politics/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1S3QSZRUL93V8&cdMsgID=MxWO5OCGPDJ0JC&cdMsgNo=143&cdPage=6&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx3NHPY21DIJ5Y#MxWO5OCGPDJ0JC

You may also want to visit The Veterans' Voice at http://www.theveteransvoice.com/Put-me-in-charge.html

The following articles are from the Wacotrib.com
"Gatesville man surprised letter to the editor is an Internet phenomenon," dated February 26, 2012 at http://www.wacotrib.com/news/140458333.html
"LETTERS: Readers sound off on Alfred W. Evans, oil drilling," dated March 3, 2012, at http://www.wacotrib.com/opinion/141269653.html


Charles Kranichfelt

 
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