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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Race to Nowhere: My brush with sheer Ignorance

Earlier today, I walked into a local store and overheard a conversation that I wish I could take back.

There was this female with two children, that she allowed to run crazy throughout the store. While her children got into everything, she talked to a mutual associate that worked at the store about her money concerns.

Her children were in daycare, which was paid for by the state (tax dollars). She said that she was told that in order to keep the assistance for her children, that she'd need to go back to school or get a job. She says to them, "If I wanted to go to school or get a job, I would had kept my legs closed."

This is why I didn't call her a lady or a woman at the beginning of the story. She admitted to what thousands of people are getting away with in this country and it sickened me. Not only the fact that you are working the system for room and board, but you deliberately gave birth to do so. She obviously could care less for her children just from the fact of how she let the roam around unattended. These children don't stand a chance in the real world because their mother and lack of a father figure. And our tax dollars are paying for this outright ignorance. What are your thoughts about this?

1 comment:

  1. How dreadful. I am too shocked to really respond. WTF????