Sunday, January 03, 2010


Today NY Times had an article on the number of people across the country that are relying solely on food stamps. They quoted a woman as grateful for the program who just two years ago was a real estate agent making over 180k a year.
Now I don't know this lady and I sympathize with her plight and am glad that she has this social safety net for her family.

The but comes here. In general a professional making that kind of money has Republican written all over them. Before the bottom fell out did all those now relying on food stamps buy the fiction of Ronald Reagan about Welfare Queens driving Cadillacs? Did they vote for Reagan, Bush I and Bush II? Did they cheer for each deregulation measure they took?
It's cold comfort for those of us that fought against everything the Republicans have done since 1981 to be able to say "We told you so!"

But for those now suffering that voted this way, you have no one to blame but yourself.

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