Today I read something that almost made me cry. I would have cried had I not almost immediately went from sadness to utter anger at those incompetent jackasses in office. We have children starving in our backyards, yet our government can’t find a way to help them. Instead they find it necessary to add more asinine entitlement programs like the Free "Emergency" Cell Phone.
Isn’t it amazing how a having a cell phone becomes a “necessity”, but we have starving families in this country. Why in the hell are we (meaning the elected jackasses) even considering spending tax money on things like that? It’s time we get our electoral house in order and make food more important of an issue than “communications rights”.
Some of you may already know how I feel about the current welfare system. It’s broke, filled with theft, incompetence and just plain ignorance. But regardless, FOOD should come first.
And isn’t it “amazing” how non-government programs find ways to provide food and services for the needy? Our local food pantry, community organizations and various churches are able to help those in need. Without stealing money from your paycheck. Without threat of force.
I’m not one who normally asks others to rally for a cause, or to Save the Whales or to Yadda-Yadda. But I would like you to at least think about donating a can or two of food to your local shelter. Or toss an extra dollar into the special collections plate at your place of worship.
There are people hurting - really hurting - in this economy, and guess what? The Feds are not going to come to the rescue (and if they claim to, please please tell me you don’t believe their lies). And unfortunately, it's only going to get worse.
Tomorrow when Rhiannon and I go to the Library to meet with the homeschooling group, instead of going to play time afterwards, we’re going to the store. To hell with No Spend August. It may not be a lot, but we’re going to buy a bag or two of groceries for the local food pantry and drop it off.