Saturday, February 13, 2016

Frank has a problem

I'm really tired of this hating on the poor, really really feckin tired.

I got into it with a friend. Let's call this friend Frank.  Frank gets his boxers all in a twist at the idea of food stamps, you know, the old "why do I have to work so hard to feed someone who's not willing to work?"

All Frank sees is lazy people all over America taking $20 bills out of his pocket to fuel their drug-addled existence.  Frank refuses to look at facts because they destroy his narrative.  The FACT is that most food and housing assistance folks are white, are working full time, have less than 2 kids, and are off assistance within 2 years.  Literally extending your hand to help a fellow American get back on his feet.

What Frank also refuses to see is the FACT that obscenely wealthy individuals and corporations are indeed taking $100 bills out of his pocket to subsidized corporate jets, off shore accounts, bonuses to failing CEOs, and vacation homes.

Only one of these facts makes Frank's blood boil.  Frank has a problem.



4 comments:

Brewella Deville said...

I think we all know a Frank. My particular Frank does not personally know any poor white person, so therefore according to him poverty is the result of a choice made by non-white people. Unfortunately, I have a lot of Franks within my very own family.

Mimi Michalski said...

There are too many Franks out there! I know people in my own neighborhood who had to be on food stamps and went to the community food bank for a short time when both parents were out of work. Because of the help they were able to get, they didn't lose their home and are back on their feet. The Franks of the world are too lacking in any kind of empathy or understanding to ever listen to the real facts, unfortunately.

Tara Coady said...

Frank is annoying and ignorant. I am tired of dealing with Franks.

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