It is this same prevalent attitude that irks me....that why does my husband, a taxpayer, have to support someone who wishes to mismanage their money and priorities? I would like nothing more than to help everyone, but when you see people in line buying all sorts of garbage with tax payer money it is at minimum disheartening. People feel baf when government misspends their money, why not here? Ot is t he government who is supporting some people's lifestyle choices - lotto, beer, cig and you name it. Essentially the taxpayers are paying for those things. If you walked into the govt office and you saw items like these, with a sign saying, help yourself, compliments of the taxpayers, I bet people would protest. It is not about one ticket or a 100. What is right is right. Money should not be allotted fornon essential use. Give to people money for them to gamble personally, but do not expect the masses to.
When people can support themselves let them support their extra habits themselves. There has always been things not in my reach but I do not think it is any of your jobs to gift it to me.
Please do not be ridiculous. I am sure you can understand my pov. I gave very heavy examples of what oublic money and abuse is.
Last edited by myyams; 01-28-2013 at 02:26 AM.
What is the difference between the unnecessary purchase of gum and the unnecessary purchase of a lotto ticket or beer? Who is going to make all the rules saying what a person on assistance can buy with their own money? We are not talking about using the food stamps to buy these things. We are talking about anyone being on assistance not having the freedom to choose how they spend any extra money they happen to have.
If I was on assistance and my mom gave me $10 for my birthday, that it would be illegal for me to go to the local 7-11 and buy a lotto ticket, but it is legal for someone who is not on assistance? I can not wrap my mind around the idea.
This debate always makes my stomach turn. I have nothing to say other than Kim, your post was beautiful and I agree with all of it.
Myyams, I am assuming that you don't even work (since you said only your husband pays taxes). Your sanctimonious attitude along with you personally not even paying taxes is funny. And no, I don't think this about all SAHM's because a lot of them, like reflected on this debate, do not have the same attitude as you.
My husbands salary is payed from taxes. Does that give you the right to say what we can spend our money on as well?
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