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  •  And no one asked me. (4+ / 0-)

    I pay my taxes. I don't lobby about food assistance standards.

    I do lobby like crazy that there should be more food assistance. I support a lobby group that works on behalf of those who need food assistance to ensure that benefits aren't being cut, that standards aren't being cut just to save money, that we're finding better ways to take care of our most vulnerable citizens.

    I don't care what your kids eat. I certainly don't care what you eat.

    But you might want to consider that I'm a friend in the larger war against those who need assistance in the fight against hunger. I don't know what the mother in Costco, you or any parent is going through. But I know what it's like to be so hungry that a shop owner pulls you aside because you're so thin and gray, and he hands you two large bags of vegetables, bread and cheese, and makes you promise to return next week for more. I know this and now that my husband and I are comfortable, we do everything we can to eradicate hunger in America.

    You don't know who I am or what path I've walked. You don't know why I might care about what those who get food assistance eat. You might not know what I do to ensure that the hungry never get forgotten.

    I'm not your enemy. I assure you.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 10:34:09 PM PDT

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