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I am assisting my youngest son work his way through the paperwork of the Washington
State Department of Social & Health Services department.When you visit an office,figure
on spending 4 hours. My youngest has numerous issues that keep him from working, but he has no children or a wife. He will earn from the state $195 a month and $180 a month
for food because he is Diabetic. There is a 2 year wait for subsidized housing in our state.
Lotteries are held, and the winner gets the chance to be on a waiting list. I am working with an attorney to get him on some form of Social Security. Any decision is 4 to 5 months away.
I mention these facts to a Republican friend,(I have 3 )and he reminds me that he knew me when my son was a teenager. I listened for the next 20 minuets about what a lousy
Father I had been. I should have set up a stern family structure. Family rules,curfews,
rehab if I even thought a drug problem was the reason my sons were acting up. I was trying to win a popularity contest I was told.
I agreed I should have done those things. I tried to get BOTH of my sons in rehab
as teenagers. I would have had to ship them out of state, and spend $30,000 for
each of them.I didn't have $60,000.
My friend mentioned that the taxpayers have to pay for the stupidity or poor choices
people make, and he was SICK of it. I asked "why are we even friends?" He is cutting
me some slack because he always thought the war messed my head up and my wife
was no help at all.
"Do Republican kids EVER have problems?" I asked. I was assured they do,but the family or the church fix the problem,not the state.He is okay with the fact that I get Veterans benefits and Social Security benefits. I had to explain what "service-connected" meant. He hoped non-service connected vets paid SOMETHING for care.
I assured him they do.
So here is the message from our Republican "friends"; we are a bunch of screw-ups,drug using, free loving, lazy,stupid Communists who want to be taken care of.
I was laughing so hard I wet myself,"other than that ,what do you think of us?
He forgot to mention we don't believe in God,(abortion,gay rights,being stupid)
What?....stupid is not in the Bible? You mean its OKAY to do stuff like Rape,Murder?
I assured my friend I am spending my own money on my young son,and will on my oldest when he gets out of jail.I am paying for my stupidity as a Father,as well, I should. I just wanted you to hear from the asses mouth what the enemy thinks of us.