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msgadget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:33 PM
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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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