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I am baffled. Just baffled. There is a homeless man who lives… - brozinski

May. 23rd, 2008 10:20 am

I am baffled. Just baffled.

There is a homeless man who lives around our store here. JR is his name. One day last winter our floor manager, Jared, found him behind our dumpster just sopping wet. Now to the credit of Jared and our boss lady Rosanne they have done everything in their power to make sure that he's been taken care of. But these people are staunch Utah Republicans. There's too much government and too many taxes and we can't have a Democrat in the presidency because he (or she) will make it a socialist state and we won't have any money of our own and so forth and do on. Which is fine. Those are their beliefs and they are entitled to them.

The first thing Rosanne does though is find which government program and agency will take care of JR and all of his needs. And then she complains about the homeless shelters, which are indeed in dire need of funding, while simultaneously complains about how high her taxes are and wonders why these shelters can't be any better.

Today completely baffled me. I directly quote from her conversation with the food stamp people.

"You know what bothers me about programs like yours. He's afraid to get a job because then he'll be earning too much money to be able to get food stamps. It's his safety net"

She doesn't want a government that takes care of people, but then she wants a government that takes care of people.

Sorry. Venting. There ought to be a way to make this work but these double standards (help people we know not people we don't) just drive me up the wall.

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Date:May 23rd, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
It makes me shake my head.

To cheer yourself up, you must read Today's Lio. I laughed heartily.