November 20, 2019
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Comments for: How do we see the poor, or do we see them at all?

  • Anonymous

    tell the people that are milking the system to stop. then there would be plenty of money to help the needy.

    • Anonymous

      Yep

  • Guest

    The poor are not the problem and they are not to blame.

  • Anonymous

    Very interesting article.. Some people i guarantee will read this and blame it all on the ones that are milking the system.. Yes thee are those that are maybe milking the system.. But how many are actually doing this, and how can we catch them? Right now every day i keep hearing about all these cuts to the system and still we have people milking the system.. How can a person with an income of less than 10,000 a year be milking the system? What about those that are mentioned in this article? The ones wearing torn tattered dirty clothing and have 2 children under toe that are dressed the same.. One never knows the situation of another till we are put in their shoes.. I have had people tell me that i wasn’t disabled i was just fat and lazy. Well maybe so but do they realize that i didn’t ask to be disabled.. I didn’t ask to have half an artificial knee, And i certainly didn’t ask for 14 herniated discs in my back either.. But to look at me in a grocery store riding an electric mart cart, one would not know my issues.. I still think some people are just a little too quick to judge.. Which brings me to the point i am trying to make.. The one red headed young lady that told her young boy sitting in the child seat of that push cart i heard what you told your son.. The truth lady is i really am disabled i am not just fat and lazy.. Doctors from the state of Connecticut as well as doctors from the state of Maine as well as the doctors that the social security office employ all say that i am disabled and not to try to go back to work again.. Yes again because i have tried on more than one occasion to go back to work and i couldn’t do the job on a daily basis.. Those that know me personally all can and will tell you the same, i cant do it anymore.. And just maybe that one person that you see that looks like me is in the same boat.. One never knows.. Moral of the story is don’t be so quick to judge another till you have walked in their shoes.. But yes i do agree there are some that milk the system.. There are some that are just too plain lazy to go to work.. There should be some kind of like 3 day test to see about those that are faking or not maybe some kind of work simulation like bending and taking a reading or lifting and taking a reading etc walking running hell even sitting.. But i do not believe there are tests that can measure ones pain.. Till there are i will not judge.. There is an old saying that goes “What goes around comes around”” I am believing that cause i have made fun of people in my younger years that were in my same predicament and now look at me..

    • Anonymous

      The ones milking the system are the ones 4 generations deep on the system that are able bodied but refuse to work for a living. Instead, they keep their hand out claiming disability for some mundane issue that a doctor signed off on. Funny how we have been fighting this “war on poverty” for 50 years, and it has only grown exponentially. Fighting a war usually means winning. When do we get to claim victory? When we are broke?

  • Anonymous

    Poverty is going to get much worse before it gets better. The wages are falling in this country and no one seems to have the resolve to do anything about it. We keep standing in line to buy cheap Chinese crap and continue to wonder why no one has a job or any money. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic.

  • Anonymous

    Jacking up taxes on the top 2% generates about 10 days of operating revenue for the federal gov’t; it’s not a serious proposal. There aren’t enough rich people to fix this.
    “End big oil subsidies.” What? Take away their business tax deductions? Will that make energy cheaper do you think? How much revenue will it generate for the gov’t?
    “Do your values support a budget that increases the wealth of the top 2 percent at the expense of those in need?” A breath-takingly absurd question. Leaving tax rates where they are now does not increase anyone’s wealth.
    How is your progressive redistributionist model working in Europe?
    We are all Greeks now.

    • Anonymous

      I have asked people numerous times what constitutes an “oil subsidy”. No one seems to know. ,…. But they all have an opinion.

  • Such insight from such a short article. Thank you Mary Ellen Quinn for reminding us of society’s most vulnerable, who we should not forget and remember that they are human beings who need care, not “others” who we should not think of.

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