You’ll Find Her Picture Illustrating “Entitlement Mentality”

in the dictionary, I have NO doubt. (Please, PLEASE WATCH the short video report at the link to get the full import.)

Florida will soon tighten up its Welfare laws trying to prevent the use of ‘Cash Assistance’ for things like alcohol and gambling. But the new rules may not be enough to stop the abuse.

Welfare benefits are administered through the State of Florida at Access offices like this one. The benefits, whether they be for food, or for non-food essentials, are loaded onto debit cards.

Things like alcohol and cigarettes can’t be directly purchased with the Electronic Benefit Cards.

…Lisa is one citizen who gets public assistance. “I don’t understand how the state can tell you what you can do with your money, that’s crazy. Whether it’s on the government assistance card or whatever, it’s your money,” she said.

Au contraire, Madam “Lisa”.

It’s MY money. major dad’s. And my neighbors’. That money belongs to anyone and every single American who had a job, filed a tax return and had money involuntarily removed FROM THEIR POCKETS to be transferred to yours.

And just like we theoretically have a say about what the government does with those removed, hard-earned funds ~ someone’s accountable for waste, fraud and abuse ~ when we extend what amounts to involuntary charity to make sure you eat and have a roof over your head ~ regardless of what life circumstances and choices, voluntary or no, brought you to this need ~ it’s STILL our money.

And we don’t owe you bingo, or cigarettes, or booze.

Keeping the roof over our own head is hard enough at the moment, and I’ll be damned if a lecture from you about the freedom to use the handout you seem to feel is your right as you see fit, without contributing a thing in return, but the glory of your indignance, will slide by with the usual eyeroll and disgusted snort.

Oh, no.

It’s OUR money. Sure. We want you to be all you and your kids could be ~ we want that for every single American, but YOU have to DO it.

WE did it.

I don’t mind feeding and clothing and housing when people need help, but DON’T YOU DARE tell me it’s “your” money.

My pocket straight to yours? MY money.

Don’t you dare.

11 Responses to “You’ll Find Her Picture Illustrating “Entitlement Mentality””

  1. A beautiful thing. I’m linking it to it tomorrow morning.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Muchas gracias, amigo.

  3. JeffS says:

    “Money for nothing!”

    Yeah, right.

  4. KingShamus says:

    The brass is strong with this Lisa.

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  6. ricki says:

    The attitudes of folk like Lisa (who either really don’t understand how economics works, or who don’t care) are why we keep getting some of the politicians we keep getting.

    Didn’t Ben Franklin say that as soon as the people of the Republic realized they could vote themselves money out of the Federal Treasury, it was “game over”? (or something like that)

  7. tree hugging sister says:

    I was telling King Shamus last night on Twitter that I’d heard Orrin Hatch (of all people!!) the day before say that 50% of Americans don’t pay taxes and the Democrats would love to get that to 60% because that’s their voting block!


  8. Gary from Jersey says:

    They buy steak, lobster, junk food and about anything else with those cards. The kids at checkout counter can’t afford any of it and they’re pissed off about it. One said people should only be allowed to buy healthy basics just to level things out.

  9. tree hugging sister says:

    If you watch the video, you’ll see the bodega clerk, Muhammed Ali [sp], bless his heart(!!!), REFUSES to give “cash back” for just that reason.

  10. Dave E. says:

    I got into a similar issue some time back on a MN prog site. Some local station had done a story on people buying smokes, booze, and tattoos with their EBT cards. The prevailing progressive attitude was “leave them alone, they’re poor, so let them do what they want.” It’s no wonder the Lisas of the world feel so entitled.

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