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Response to Mike Bacon

Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on August 08, 1998 at 10:46:01:

In Reply to: Stop blaming someone's WILLFUL actions on others! posted by Mike Bacon on August 02, 1998 at 22:56:37:

MB: Another type of employee: The single mother who for years has gotten away with taking the utmost advantage of the welfare state. Now she finds that her benefits are going to be cut (gasp!) by Newt Gingrich and those NASTY Republicans. No longer will she be able to leisurely lie on her back, spread her legs, and 9 months later have her benefit$ increased. She actually has to go out and GET A JOB!!! Now she's pissed off at everyone, that asshole manager actually expects her to show up ON TIME, and WORK, and those STUPID, GODDAM CUSTOMERS are making her life hell! So she scowls and frowns at them while taking their order, and snaps at 'em whenever she finds the perfect excuse. [Oooh boy! If this gets posted, I'm gonna get some heated replies for sure! That goddam right-winger! The nerve of him for actually truthfully saying there are those who abuse public assistance.]

SDF: I've dealt with the welfare issue in a debate on the Multinationals forum, here, and here and here. The links are all quite informative. Try to avoid false stereotyping that blames people rather than allowing them to create constructive solutions to situations. America is quite far from an effective response to poverty.

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