I’m literally amazed at how many people at the supermarket who are paying with food stamps or their EIB card are grossly fat. Lefties will tell us that’s because these poor people consume “the wrong” foods. No. They eat TOO MUCH. When I was a cop, we had a local named “Pearl” who weighed in excess of 400 pounds. She was too big to get in and out of a bathtub and always smelled like rotted cheese. When she went to the supermarket, an employee would follow her around spraying air freshener so her smell wouldn’t linger in the store! Every month, when her period came around, she’d call for an ambulance because she thought she was “miscarrying.” Eventually, the ER doctors got tired of it and told her not to come back unless and until she washed herself. She wore flip-flops even in winter only so she wouldn’t have to bend over to put on her shoes. She was crossing the street one night and was struck by a car driven by a drunk driver and killed. The car was totaled.
Has anyone else noticed that in all these TV ads for contributions “to help feed the starving children in Ethiopia or Somalia” or some other hell-hole, the MOTHERS holding those pathetic-looking children seem to be well-fed and fairly healthy?
I’m not averse to helping those truly in need. I believe that SOME of the reason for our very existence is to help ourselves, our families and as many others as we can REASONABLY be expected to help. When fully HALF the population is dependent upon the largesse and generosity of the other half, that society is doomed.