SPEAKOUT (471-6636)

Friday, August 21, 2015

It's a cryin' shame

I just saw on TV where a mother was crying because her last kid was going to school. Well if she would stay home 12 months out of the year, like mothers used to do, and take care of her kid year-round, then she wouldn't be whimpering around like this woman was doing. If she stayed home and took care of her kids then she wouldn't be missing her kids. The old-fashioned mothers stayed home and made clothes, canned and cooked. Things have sure changed. Now the mothers have to work so the kids can have everything.

At my breaking point

Third time is the charm. I've been a Democrat all my life. Then I became a Conservative Democrat. Today I became a Republican. Today was the breaking point. Today I witnessed two people, the man may be 21 years old, looked like he just stepped off the football field or the gym. The woman was about five years older and in excellent health. I was at a local grocery store. I was behind them. Their cart was so full the food kept falling off. They spent $236 and used a food stamp card. That gave me flashbacks of a woman a few years ago at one of the major grocery stores. This older lady, she had two full grocery carts and paid with food stamps. The young man, working as a carryout, she told him to stop so she could buy $10 worth of lottery tickets. When Market Place was open, the lady was buying her food with food stamps and wanted to get her dog food paid by food stamps. She said she would be back in a few minutes. A few minutes later she came back with a large package of hamburger meat. Her statement was, "My dogs like this too." Really sad. I wish I could get that much food. I can't get any help. I make $400 too much a year on disability. I wish the readers of SpeakOut would not sit back at home and say they liked or disliked this comment, but would write or call in also.

Nothing to chew

Where can the elderly get their teeth fixed on Medicaid? They give you food stamps, but what good is that if you can't eat or get your teeth fixed?

Send Rover over

Let poor Rover ride in the grocery cart. I have no problem with him riding in the cart. He can ride with me.