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Poor People’s Moocherism Hurts Our Nation

Updated on September 4, 2016

We are a nation of moochers. Many of our citizens, those people, are too lazy to find nonexistent jobs or too lazy to work three menial part-time jobs so they don’t end up homeless. Meanwhile, Congress is working hard to protect job creators, military contractors, Wall Street, and bankers.

People would rather selfishly ask for hand-outs than let their children go hungry. However, after we spend money for the military, over $700 billion, there isn’t that much to spread around. But people still whine and complain and stand on line for hours to get their government handouts as if we care about them at all.

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While mendicants and liberals wander the streets, middle America is facing real disasters that we must pay for. There have been floods in Wyoming, Georgia, Utah and Colorado, fires in Arizona, tornadoes in Kentucky and Alabama, and drought, tornadoes, and floods in Florida. While conservative representatives from the above states voted against relief for last year’s hurricane Sandy that hit New York, New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states, they were keen to ask for help for the disasters in their home states. That’s because their states are more worthy, like the rich are more worthy of handouts than the poor.

Arizona is a God-fearing state. Thus, when Arizona Republicans Sen. Jeff Flake, Sen. John McCain, and Rep. Paul Gosar voted against Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) relief for New Jersey and New York, they were only fighting moocherism. But when FEMA refused to give aid to Arizona for their wildfires, it was that devil Obama’s doing. The same is true for spending. When we spend to help the economic and political rulers of this great nation, we are doing what Jesus would do. When we help the poor, lazy as they are, that’s the work of Satan.

That’s why we have given $70 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry while the White House and Congress cut several billion dollars from heating assistance programs for the poor and elderly. Oil companies can’t make do on their own, but the poor need to shut up and put on another jacket if it gets cold outside. And we certainly can’t make the oil companies pay more taxes, regardless of their record profits. Besides, who would fund our campaigns for government office if the oil and energy companies didn’t graciously do it for us?

We also know that banks are more important than home owners. Thus, we gave $700 billion to bailout banks and about $25 billion to home owners, a ratio of 28 to 1 in favor of the banks. No one can say we don’t help out our friends in need. Besides, banks have been good to us too. Home owners barely have homes to give us for our campaigns and won’t hire Congress people when they are done in D.C. like Wall Street does.

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Speaking of friends, a study by Good Jobs First found that 244 WalMarts around the country had received over $1 billion in government favors. That doesn’t count the cash payments in food stamps and Medicaid that workers receive because their low WalMart wages qualifies them for $2.66 billion in assistance. This is what I call a corporate-government partnership.

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Fiscal conservatives in Congress call for cuts in food stamps while the subsidies to big farms were about $200 billion in 2012. Only farmers, mostly those with large farms, deserve food aid, not those that eat the farmer’s output. “About 75 percent of total subsidies go to the biggest 10 percent of farming companies, including Riceland Foods Inc., Pilgrims Pride Corp., and Archer Daniels Midland.” Also, remembering to help their own kind, many members of Congress that voted to cut food stamps receive federal farm subsidies.

It’s clear that some people deserve our help because they don’t need our help. As they say, the only way to earn money is to have money. Moreover, a good way to get government welfare is to have lots of assets. So until the poor has more money and power, my Republican and Conservadem allies all over this nation will see the poor as they do, unworthy of assistance.

Peace,
Tex Shelters

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    • texshelters profile imageAUTHOR

      texshelters 

      4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Thanks.

      PTxS

    • texshelters profile imageAUTHOR

      texshelters 

      4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      Thanks.

      PTxS

    • cathylynn99 profile image

      cathylynn99 

      4 years ago from northeastern US

      moocherism - love it.

    • NateB11 profile image

      Nathan Bernardo 

      4 years ago from California, United States of America

      You really, truly nailed it, and substantiated it very well too. I'm very tired of the old school callous attitude toward the poor. I'll just say this Hub was very refreshing and timely for me, at the moment.

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