welfare for the wealthy

  • What many people think survival of the fittest means: Only the physically strong and able-bodied who are most capable of being successful in life/business will survive on their own, which is why we need to stop all this welfare crap.
  • What survival of the fittest REALLY means: Those life forms with the most successful strategy for surviving in their niche get to pass their genes on to the next generation. In the case of humans, our successful strategy has been cooperation. None of these people who think they're the fittest are actually capable of surviving on their own, they're at least as dependent on other humans as anyone else, and probably much more dependent than others. They're just using "social darwinism" as an excuse to be hateful, uncaring, greedy little shit-bags who exploit and/or con other people out of their resources. IE, the key to their "success" is they've become parasites. People on welfare aren't parasites, it's the wealthy capitalists who are parasites sucking the life blood out of society. To extend the metaphor, people on welfare or food stamps are like organs in the host's body that are shutting down because of malnutrition caused by the parasites, and the body is trying to fight the disease by sending them help.
dailymail.co.uk
Wealthy couple who live in $1.2m home and drive a Jag have been claiming $2,000-a-month welfare for last eight years
David Silverstein and Lyudmila Shimonova, from Seattle, are accused of filing false claims which included more than $1,200 in public housing vouchers, plus state and government disability checks and even food stamps.

But WE’RE the lazy ones mooching off the government…

For everyone who complains about poor people receiving welfare:

1. Why are you angry at the poor people, and not at the corporations who make them poor by paying them shit wages even though they can easily afford to pay them more?

2. If you think poor people should have stricter limits on what they can buy with their welfare money, why don’t you feel the same way about corporations? Why don’t you care about corporations using their bailouts (which use much more tax money than welfare) to give themselves big bonuses instead of to create jobs?

OKAY SO GUYS

Harold Gray was a terrible person. To what extent is debatable, but he was strongly against the New Deal and most forms of government assistance, and gradually developed a hatred of labor unions. He basically felt that help was for wimps, you were lazy if you expected anyone to hand anything to you, and that if we let businesses self-regulate they’d do the right thing. Y'know the type. These days he’d be on Fox News ranting about people spending welfare checks on lobster and how you can’t take wealth away from the wealthy because job-creation. (Also he was maybe in favor of child labor? Evidence on this is iffy.)

Anyway, the Annie movie adds a subplot about how Bill Stacks (yes, they changed Daddy Warbucks’ name, no, I don’t think that’s terrible) is running for mayor. (I will make another post about why I like this plot point some other time.) And his political opponent is named Harold Gray.

Here’s the thing–they don’t name parties. What they do do is point out that mayoral candidate Harold Gray is a philanthropist who runs charities and reads to children.

Now, if you don’t think that’s the best thing ever, well then hold on to your hats, because it gets better–Harold Gray does not receive a credit in the film. At least, not where it counts. The credit that should bare his name reads

Based on the Musical Stage Play Annie, Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on Little Orphan Annie, © and Ⓡ Tribune Media Services.

That’s right–rather than putting Harold Gray’s name there, they chose to credit the company that owns the comic. Now, granted, it’s possible they had to do it that way for legal reasons, but I chose to believe they did it because this movie hates Harold Gray’s guts, which is something I wholeheartedly support.

It’s an investment in the country. 

“The corporate media’s pundits and the corporate-owned political class love to dismiss Bernie Sanders’ platforms as “free stuff” that can’t realistically be provided at a nationwide scale, all while completely ignoring the vast multitude of corporate entitlements that cost trillions to maintain. It’s time to set the record straight.

Bernie’s proposals of a free, universal Medicare For All program, free public education through the 4-year college level, 12 weeks of paid family leave, and providing millions of new jobs through investments in infrastructure are lofty goals, but the money to fund them is there if we were to simply cut the most wasteful and fraudulent corporate welfare packages that help a small wealthy few Americans while burdening the rest.”

Urgent donations needed

Hi again, My name is Ev and I’m a 19 year old genderqueer (they/them) College Sophomore living in Bellingham, WA and attending WWU. I lived in the dorms last year but I’m moved into my first apartment with a friend for this year.

I’m in an urgent crisis right now, after begging my wealthy dad to pay my rent this year he has finally agreed, but he thinking paying my rent is enough and refuses to pay for anything else for me. On the other hand, my mother is not wealthy and barely surviving off of welfare benefits and her own business and cant buy me anything let alone feed me while I’m home for summer.

That leaves all of my first apartment essentials lets to me. I suffer from severe depression and anxiety which makes me unable to work (Trust me ive tried forcing myself to get a job but i have yet to get a single interview out of the 20 jobs i applied for).

At this point, I’m panicking. Back at the apartment, I have a little bit of food to survive for august and I’m sleeping on an air mattress that belongs to my house mate. I have no storage no nothing for my apartment.

I really need a mattress to sleep on because i have back problems and i just told by my mom that she doesn’t have the money to get me one for my birthday on the 23rd. I have no where to sleep and no storage once i get home and i have -5.00$ in my overdrawn bank account.

ON TOP OF ALL THIS, my wisdom teeth are coming in and i have NO DENTAL INSURANCE.

Luckily my current insurance covers a general dentist appoint, but it does not cover oral surgery. I really need these teeth pulled out since they have already decided to grow in and i’m in constant pain. I can’t even eat solid foods without crying because the pain is so bad.

And not to mention the surgery will cost roughly around $2000

I dont have this kind of money i can’t afford any of this.

I’m extremely desperate rn for any cash i can get on my hands. I do ART COMMISSIONS (which you can find here) and I’m also accepting donations via Paypal (dcsiyeria@hotmail.com) 

Please even if you can’t donate/commission can you please please please boost this I’m having panic attack upon panic attack over all these things i just really need some help right now.

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I just watched this AMAZING documentary. It’s an multi-award winning film, featuring so many bright minds and economists who simply explain the average lifetime of an empire (250 years or 6 generations) and how that closely relates to the recent explosion of war, violence, famine and conquest that ravage the world (mostly the poor) today. When I was in highschool, I caught the bus to Occupy Chicago after school.  I remember telling my mom “the revolution is coming. This is only the beginning and I have to be a part of it.”  The same things people gathered in that smelly business district of Chicago, in front of the federal reserve, to protest against are issues that are driving change today.  They can’t hold this wolf by the ears any longer.

If you care to learn more about the role of America & the Western world as an economic antagonist and it’s collapsing neocolonialist global empire, I highly recommend this beautifully compiled film. It’s brutally honest, but leaves you with the furthest feeling from that of despair.  In fact, It leaves you with the knowledge that apathy is what will destroy us all. 

Please share this film so that others can understand and, too, awaken.


-admin csgmo

America’s rich aren’t giving you money. They’re taking your money. Between the years 1980 and 2005, 80% of all new income generated in this country went to the richest 1%. Say 100 Americans get together and order a 100-slice pizza. The pizza arrives, they open the box, and the first guy takes 80 slices. And if someone suggests ‘why don’t you just take 79 slices,’ THAT’S SOCIALISM! We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super rich are the same. Like somehow the rich will eventually get so full that they’ll explode, and the candy will rain down on the rest of us. Like they’re some kind of piñata of benevolence. But here’s the thing about a piñata; it doesn’t open on its own. You have to beat it with a stick.
—  Bill Maher