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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:33 AM
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37. You made it, Mizmoon!
Welfare was intended as a leg up, a temporary aid for people in your circumstances. Damn, I'm proud of you.

When I first moved to the town I live in now, there were lots of foreclosures and women in line with foodstamps. They were all white, many the wives of contractors who had no work, underemployed (like part-time school bus drivers) or generally unemployed. Often, I'd be the only person with a check or cash to pay for food. Later, when my first child was born I was all these onlies: the only person of color in the waiting room, the only person with private insurance and the only married woman.

Sooo, when I listen in on conservatives online and they go on and on about welfare, without explicitly saying aloud - those triflin' black folks - I do a sloooow burn thinking about women like YOU, who needed a little help and were able to get it. And, I resist wishing them ill because...well, I AM a liberal and we are generous.
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  -Welfare?! Are you kidding me? Is THAT why they support * ? bliss_eternal  Jan-27-05 11:12 PM   #0 
  - Some people think taxes go directly to lazy recipients of welfare  msgadget   Jan-27-05 11:17 PM   #1 
  - Or if they try they are immediately labeled "liberal" or  bliss_eternal   Jan-27-05 11:28 PM   #7 
  - love your avatar  realisticphish   Jan-28-05 04:34 AM   #20 
  - Thanks, wish I could take credit for it  msgadget   Jan-28-05 09:06 AM   #22 
  - Oh, people try.  Left Is Write   Jan-28-05 09:24 AM   #27 
  - They're Dumbfucks.  NervousRex   Jan-27-05 11:18 PM   #2 
  - LOL!  bliss_eternal   Jan-27-05 11:25 PM   #4 
  - They think they got abortion on the run,  hickman1937   Jan-27-05 11:23 PM   #3 
  - Riiiiight--only black women utilize welfare...  bliss_eternal   Jan-27-05 11:57 PM   #9 
  - "Welfare" Is Simply A Code-Word for Racism  CO Liberal   Jan-27-05 11:26 PM   #5 
  - when in fact over 80 percent of welfare recipients  bliss_eternal   Jan-28-05 12:01 AM   #10 
  - And, someone even called Social Security the "soft underbelly  msgadget   Jan-28-05 09:05 AM   #21 
     - I Can  CO Liberal   Jan-28-05 10:25 AM   #34 
        - Check. Just crossed it off as a vacation destination!  msgadget   Jan-28-05 11:24 AM   #36 
  - Until they need it  GTRMAN   Jan-27-05 11:27 PM   #6 
  - I LOVE that you said that! Good for you!  bliss_eternal   Jan-28-05 12:05 AM   #11 
  - Awesome!!!  American Tragedy   Jan-28-05 01:44 AM   #16 
  - Wow  Blue State Native   Jan-28-05 09:21 AM   #25 
  - Ronald Reagan's real legacy...  tjwash   Jan-27-05 11:34 PM   #8 
  - You mean Neil Bush's Fun With Money?  hickman1937   Jan-28-05 12:06 AM   #12 
  - Um--they've painted a pretty rosy picture of a welfare life-  bliss_eternal   Jan-28-05 12:17 AM   #13 
  - known anyone?  lazarus   Jan-28-05 02:26 AM   #18 
  - The most racist thing any POTUS has ever said in public  underpants   Jan-28-05 09:14 AM   #24 
  - anyone watch Street Smarts...?  EC   Jan-28-05 12:55 AM   #14 
  - They are behind the times  Melynn   Jan-28-05 01:30 AM   #15 
  - They do love those wedge issues don't they?  tjwash   Jan-28-05 02:08 AM   #17 
  - They call us Commies too  KT2000   Jan-28-05 03:28 AM   #19 
  - There's a lot of those crazies down here in TX  GloriaSmith   Jan-28-05 09:09 AM   #23 
  - I was actually on welfare  Mizmoon   Jan-28-05 09:24 AM   #26 
  - Must've been nice having lobster and champagne every night  fnottr   Jan-28-05 09:39 AM   #31 
     - This is the way it is ...  Mizmoon   Jan-28-05 10:06 AM   #32 
        - WOW  underpants   Jan-28-05 10:12 AM   #33 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-28-05 11:21 AM   #35 
        - You made it, Mizmoon!  msgadget   Jan-28-05 11:33 AM   #37 
        - Mizmoon and msgadget--you guys are awesome!  bliss_eternal   Jan-28-05 06:03 PM   #43 
        - Damn  fnottr   Jan-28-05 03:12 PM   #41 
  - The biggest welfare queens of all live in Lubbock, Texas.  txaslftist   Jan-28-05 09:28 AM   #28 
  - Don't people understand  fnottr   Jan-28-05 09:34 AM   #29 
  - Howard Zinn:Taxing the middle class to pay for the poor  underpants   Jan-28-05 09:37 AM   #30 
     - Because of that  fnottr   Jan-28-05 03:20 PM   #42 
  - Remind them that the Red States are the biggest welfare states  LynneSin   Jan-28-05 11:58 AM   #38 
  - Just remember, folks, every cut in welfare...  jswordy   Jan-28-05 12:02 PM   #39 
  - correct me if im wrong but THEY HAVE REPUGS IN GOVT!!!!  LSK   Jan-28-05 12:12 PM   #40 

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