That must have been Amanda Clayton’s “To Do” list. Thank God I don’t live in Michigan. It would take every ounce of restraint I have to keep me from hunting her down and bitch-slapping her back to last week. I swear to God stories like these make me so angry. Did it ever cross her mind that someone who’s actually hungry could use them? Especially in this economy! Well, apparently not.
When Local 4 asked if she felt she had a right to the money, Clayton responded, “I mean I kinda do. I feel that it’s okay because I mean, I have no income and I have bills to pay. I have two houses.”
Yeah, that second house sure does put a dent in your budget. Can someone in Michigan shake the living crap out of her? Terrance? Ugh!!!
When it comes to welfare, I think we should help our fellow citizens if they need temporary help. Please note the word, “temporary.” Welfare should be a springboard to get you back on your feet. It most certainly should not be a lifestyle. I read about 3rd and 4th generation welfare recipients, and I think, “God, that is just wrong on so many levels.” Is it because they don’t see mom or dad working, but getting food and shelter, that they figure it’s normal? That’s terrible. Don’t they want their kids to strive for a life that’s better than theirs? Don’t the kids want a better life for themselves? I don’t get it.
Another thing about welfare that bugs me is that you don’t have to do anything to receive it. Maybe they could help clean up their neighborhoods. Cities and towns could be much nicer and well-maintained if they made welfare recipients clean them up. Parks and sidewalks could be free of litter. Fences and buildings could have no graffiti. Unless they are completely disabled, they should do something to receive their benefits.
But stories like these, where the recipient who obviously doesn’t need the benefits and still gets them, really make my blood boil. I guess there are people who are just “takers.” Thing is, they’re taking from someone who could really use the help. And that is what disgusts me.