The other day, NPR (yes, your taxes pay for crap like the following) actually had the stones to run this truly amazing article on their website.
In the article, NPR regaled us with the trials and tribulations of this mother/daughter team of poor, underfed welfare cases who - give me a sec'... I'm choking up a little bit - must cut back on the amount of groceries they buy due to higher food prices; food purchased with taxpayer-funded food stamps mind you. But wait, it gets worse. If you read further into the article, you will find that these two pitiful ladies have had to cut back on "extras" such as... wait for it... ICE CREAM! OH! THE HUMANITY!
AAAARGH! Is NPR serious? Are the loony lefty fuzzy-headed reporters at that (taxpayer-funded) organization so afraid to make a value judgement that they cannot find it within themselves to point out the absurdity of this situation: a couple of grossly and morbidly obese women complaining about the price of food that they buy on the taxpayers' dime? Oh, and they also live in government-subsidized housing. Instead, the tone of the article makes it perfectly clear that NPR is actually and honestly trying to make the reader feel sorry for these two ladies.
When exactly did this country lose its frickin' mind?
But, hey, let's show some compassion for a second and see if we can ascertain the reason for these two being down on their luck. Could the relative poverty of the Ms. Hernandez and Ms. Nunez possibly have anything to do with choices they have made in their life? Once again, in a predictably non-judgmental fashion, NPR gives us a couple of clues:
"Nunez, 40, has never worked and has no high school degree."
"Hernandez received her high school diploma and has had several jobs in recent years." (It's going to take more than a high school diploma to make more than the minimum wage sweetie)
Don't forget to throw in the fact that mother and daughter have different last names, which would indicate that Ms. Nunez was most likely a single mother, which is another common tick mark on the poverty indicator list. How is it that succeeding in life is such a relatively simple, if arduous, task, yet these people seem incapable of grasping the concept of what it takes to make success a reality?
Perhaps the draw of government assistance, food stamps, social security checks, and subsidized housing is too much for some people to resist.
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