I'm sick and tired of hearing all this BULLSHIT about how the poor shouldn't have cellphones, air conditioning and should only eat oatmeal and elbow macaroni!!!!!! Everybody in this country would like to live the good life and if they can't they'll fake it. Of course, if they are poor and they look like they are living large, other people who don't consider themselves poor will give the poor suckers a ration of SHIT. Even those that don't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of will be down on those they think are on the government dole even if they are on it themselves!!
What the hell has happened to this country? People take great sadistic pleasure in the misfortune of others, but only if the others look and act suitably poor and downtrodden (and they'll gladly step on them when they are down!!) The Germans have a word for taking pleasure in other's mishaps or misfortunes. Schadenfreude!! But here in 'Murika it's more than taking simple pleasure in the misfortune of others, now it's "How dare they look and act like the rest of us when they are poor"?????
Cellphones are one of the things some bitch about. If a poor person or one they think is poor and they have a cellphone, it's automatically assumed to be a high dollar smartphone or an IPhone. Here are 10 Best Cheap Prepaid Plans. Nowadays it is cheaper to have a cellphone than it is to have a landline. Besides, if you are looking for work and don't have a phone, how is an employer going to get a hold of you to offer you a job?????
Another bitch is about people on food stamps buying the wrong foods!!! Like steaks, crablegs, even soda and TV dinners, how dare they?? (And they are all driving down to the welfare office in their Cadillac to pick up their checks and food stamps!!) I think of food stamps the same as I do a gift card, once I give the gift card to someone, I have no control over what they buy with it. The same with food stamps, the person receiving the food stamps has the right to decide how to spend them within the guidelines for food stamps. You don't know the circumstances of the person with the food stamps. They may be buying TV dinners and other prepared foods that just need to be heated before eating because they are working shit jobs and don't have time to do real cooking or don't know how to cook from scratch. Or they may be buying steaks to celebrate something and will run out of money before the end of the month and be lucky if they have ramen noodles to eat.
And what about Faux and Friends (really, are they friends, whose friends, not mine???) bitching about poor people having air conditioning????? THAT'S JUST TOO FUCKING RIDICULOUS TO EVEN COMMENT ON!!!!!!!!
Addendum: When I was growing up I used to hear, "There but for the grace of god go I". Now, I'm willing to bet just about everyone of those bitching about the poor not acting poor enough are christians!!!!!!!