Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Free Money!

I've been on a blogging vacation lately because the news that's been coming out has been so frustrating to see with government handouts going to people that believe "money is free", along with "free" health insurance, or "free" food stamps. It's just been ridiculous. Take the following article as an example:

Back to school spree: Billionaire, feds give out $175M to aid neediest students around the state

A $200 back-to-school giveaway for needy kids sparked a mad rush for money on the streets of New York on Tuesday.

"It's free money!" said Alecia Rumph, 26, who waited in a Morris Park, Bronx, line 300 people deep for the cash to buy uniforms and book bags for her two kids.

"Thank God for Obama. He's looking out for us."

Thousands of people lined up at banks and check-cashing shops to withdraw the cash that magically appeared on their electronic benefit cards.

Some rushed out because of rumors the money would vanish by the end of the day.

"Rumors, there's always rumors," said Teresa Medina, who waited four hours at a Pay-O-Matic in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, to get $600 for her three teenagers - just in case they were true.

The no-strings-attached money went to families receiving food stamps or welfare.

Every child between 3 and 17 was eligible for $200, which worked out to 813,845 kids across the state - including 498,866 in the city.

There are two sides to this program, the privately funded Soros donation and the taxpayer funded Federal government payments. Anyone that thinks that money given to them is free needs a basic understanding of economics. These people are looters who feel they are entitled to "free" stuff. And who can blame them? The government has been giving away "free" stuff to them all their life! They should expect it by now.

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