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Mon Jul 20, 2020, 06:50 AM

"If they can't afford them, they shouldn't have had them."

That ugly knife is cutting both ways now, as upper middle class people start complaining about not having schools open--- so, their days can be free to continue their jobs--etc.

I know how mean that sounds. But, it always sounded cruel to me, as I watched parents go to work in places like Walmart, McDonald's....trying to just keep a roof over their children's heads.

Now, I wonder--- as I watch parents post on FB in real time that public school employees are just "lazy," while "they" are suffering-- if somehow, we can become more empathetic as a country.

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Reply "If they can't afford them, they shouldn't have had them." (Original post)
essme Jul 2020 OP
LuvNewcastle Jul 2020 #1
essme Jul 2020 #2
MaryMagdaline Jul 2020 #3
essme Jul 2020 #5
MaryMagdaline Jul 2020 #6
JI7 Jul 2020 #4
MaryMagdaline Jul 2020 #7
essme Jul 2020 #8

Response to essme (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 06:59 AM

1. We should be realizing how interconnected we all are

and how dependent we are on each other. Maybe we'll come out of this with a greater appreciation for those who have been taken for granted.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:01 AM

2. That's what I am hoping for. Republican policies are so cruel to families--

Now, maybe that the upper middle class is getting hit with the loss of publicly funded childcare (as they see it), it will start hitting home.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:20 AM

3. Absolutely. A wake up call to everyone about what poor people go through

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:29 AM

5. It's time

Those "welfare queens driving Cadillacs to pick up steaks" needs to be brought up constantly now.

I hate it- I do not want to sound as cruel as a conservative, but "reap what you sow" is hitting hard right now.

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Response to essme (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:33 AM

6. I know what you mean

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Response to essme (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:22 AM

4. middle classes and others who are not poor but also not wealthy have always mostly blamed those with

less than them instead of those with much more.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:34 AM

7. Yep. It's a pattern throughout history

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 08:01 AM

8. It is. It's time to change the narrative

I agree.

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