I repeat: I am all for helping people who need it.
HOW CAN PEOPLE WHO DON’T NEED ASSISTANCE SLEEP AT NIGHT!
A joy trip to the grocery store yesterday proved to be an eye opener.
Once I picked up my few necessities, I headed for the one cash register line open.
In front of me was a very pregnant woman, with a young boy in the cart playing on his Nintendo.
She had divided her food up into two different categories. One had 8 gallons of milk and about 5 loaves of bread; the other was toiletries, snacks, and cleaning supplies.
She pulled out two checks; one for food stamps and the other for WIC.
10 minutes into the cashier processing this one customer’s order, another register came open. Of course the line behind me ran.
The one bag guy was bagging her groceries as fast as he could. After 15 minutes the cashier finished with this one customer.
As I placed my food on the counter, the bag guy said to the cashier,
“I ain’t votin’ for Obama this time. I’m working 3 jobs and I get no food stamps or welfare money. I know that pregnant woman and she doesn’t need it either but somehow they give it to her. I’m votin’ for Mitt Romney.”
My political ears perked up and I asked him,
“Did you vote for Obama in 2008?”
He replied, “Yes, but not again. Why should I have to work 3 jobs to pay my bills so I can pay taxes for that pregnant woman to have another baby and get free food? My mama needs assistance but they won’t give it to her.”
I said to him,
He said, “Well, he didn’t. He wants this country to be a welfare state. I ain’t working so I can pay for other people to free load.”
The next line he gave me was the kicker. He whispered in my ear,
“Did you know people around here are selling their food stamps?”
Shocked I replied, “No! Are you serious?”
“Yes ma’am. They sell them for more money and go get more. I have been to the county welfare department telling them I see this every day. Something is wrong with the system and they aren’t listening and neither is the President.”
I asked him,
“Did you notice the Nintendo her son was playing with?” He shook his head in defiance.
He continued to tell me he was that store’s bag boy, stock person, maintenance man and cleaning service. He also brought the carts in. He told me they won’t hire enough people so they work the ones they do have to death.
The store manager called him to stock some shelves. He told her about me waiting in line for 15 minutes.
Proverbs 12:11 “He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.”
The Manager approached me and began a conversation.
Manager, “I am so sorry you had to wait so long. The cashier should have called for help.”
Me, “The cashier didn’t have time to call for help. She was too busy with that one customer. By the time the office noticed the line behind me I had been waiting for at least 15 minutes.”
Me,” Why can’t the store have one checkout line for customers on welfare/food stamps and another register for people like me who are paying out of my pocket for my food?”
Manager,” Believe me. I have told Corporate about this, but they say it would be discriminating against the people on welfare.”
WHAT! DID YOU REALLY SAY THAT?
Me,” And they aren’t discriminating against me or anyone else who is paying for their food and waiting in line for 15 minutes to do so?”
Manager, “I know. But since you have brought this up to me, I will relate to them your complaint.”
The bag guy gave me a “thumbs up” as he overheard our conversation.
As I headed out the door, I told the cashier I was trying to get her some extra help. She smiled a big smile and yelled, “thank you!”
Proverbs 20:17 “Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel.”
The pendulum is swinging the wrong way.
The “Nanny State” is out of control.
We, the American tax payers are being ripped off by our own government.
This is not the America I remember as a child.
3 jobs a day to survive is not the America Mr. Bag Guy voted for, 4 years ago.