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  •  I've been in your shoes (2+ / 0-)
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    Miniaussiefan, dhcallahan

    and can comiserate with you on the toll it takes to be "on the dole".

    I once had a customer behind me in the check-out line comment that I should not be buying soda and chips with food stamps. I suggested that he follow me home and tell my five-year-old birthday boy that he shouldn't have frivolous things 'cause Daddy couldn't find a job. He shut up.

    Of all the excellent points in your diary, I think your dismantling of the need to "look poor" was one of the most important. Evidently, if people aren't collapsing in the street from starvation, then too much is being spent on social support programs.

    Very well done. I hope Ms. Rouselle gets a chance to read this.

    Trickle-down theory; the less than elegant metaphor that if one feeds the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows. - J.K. Galbraith

    by Eric Twocents on Sat Mar 24, 2012 at 06:13:38 AM PDT

    •  Love your response (0+ / 0-)

      Great comeback. I've hesitated over chocolate Easter bunnies almost daily this past week for exactly that reason. I do wish people would stop and think "TBFTGoGGI" before they decide to lay judgments on people. And actually SAYING that is beyond rude. What would Miss Manners think?

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