I recently read this newspaper article in the Sun Sentinel, linked here: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-09-08/news/fl-high-hud-rentals-20120907_1_judith-aigen-white-neighbors-tenants
The article explained how Federal Section 8 housing vouchers have been used to obtain houses in upscale affluent and even luxury communities. Section 8 housing is a program where the government pays the rent for poor people so that they can be housed at public expense. One community that is now the home to one family particularly caught my eye. In the article, it was disclosed that one single mother along with her 9 children are now being housed in a rather upscale community in Coral Springs, Florida, called The Isles. The home she lives in, but we pay for what was described as having a three-car garage, and the photo in the article clearly shows the luxurious nature of the house.
How many working people could afford to live in The Isles where the houses can sell for $750,000 and up? What kind of system do we have where a woman can be a single mother with 9 children and live in The Isles at the expense of the rest of us? Is this healthy for society? Why should we pay for that sort of residence when people who are working have to struggle to pay their mortgages and live in far less affluent communities? Furthermore, and I do not mind expressing this, why are we funding this woman to the point where she can actually have 9 children? What kind of a crazy system is this where we the public are essentially paying this woman enough money so that she could have 9 children. If you add the other benefits that she and her children get - which presumably include food stamps in the form of EBT cards, free cell phones, Medicaid, and the rest - this single mother is costing taxpayers thousands and perhaps tens of thousands of dollars every year and this will go on and on. This woman now lives better than 99% of people who work. How many of you could afford to feed, clothe, educate, and raise 9 children? I know I could not. This government makes having 9 children the best financial and business decision this woman and the “father or fathers” of these children have ever made. This is the kind of system we have now that has degenerated to where people having children becomes a business and a profitable one at that. Writer-philosopher Eric Hoffer expressed what is happening here best when he explained how something that starts as a cause, becomes a business and degenerates into a racket.
Perhaps we can do the following: why not propose a law that would take away the right to vote from those who are on the public dole and living at the expense of rest of us? We can add the so-called fathers to this also. If you father a child and do not take care of it and the child is on the public dole, you too will lose the right to vote.
This is necessary because we are succeeding in creating a voting constituency that is addicted to living off the rest of the hard-working public. I truly believe that America is becoming divided into three classes, those who work for the government, those who live off the government, and the rest of us who support the first two. Ending this voting constituency would be a start and perhaps this craziness will end or at least be reduced. We are quickly becoming a country where those who are voting for their living outnumber those who work for it and they will continue to vote for those who promise them the most.