Skip to comments.Thank You Letters
Posted on 06/05/2014 7:51:51 PM PDT by huckfillary
When I was growing up, my mother made me write and send Thank You notes to each and every person who ever gave me a giftChristmas gifts, birthday gifts, graduation gifts, you name it. Its a habit I carried into adulthood. When my wife and were married, we had Thank You cards in the mail within a week of the occasion. We have been blessed with a 17-year-old son. Ever since hes been old enough to grasp a pen, he has been sending out Thank You cards for every gift received on every occasion. Its only right and proper. Common decency and etiquette demand it. We must express our appreciation to those who have given to us.
I think every person on public assistance should be required to submit a heartfelt Thank You note to the taxpayer as a requirement of continued assistance. In order to receive the next welfare check or book of food stamps, each recipient should be required to submit a Thank You letter to their caseworker or local public assistance office, no fewer than 100 words, which would then be scanned and posted to a public website. This requirement would cover all forms of public assistance. An extra letter would be required for every publicly-funded visit to a doctor or emergency room. Non-citizens would not be exempted. And the letters would not be accepted nor credited until they were free of grammatical, punctuational, and spelling errors. I review all of my sons Thank You letters and do not let him mail them until they are free of error.
If most of us, as a matter of common etiquette send Thank You notes to our benefactors, why shouldnt welfare recipients be required to send Thank You notes to their benefactors, the taxpayers? One, it would do right by the taxpayers, who are without their consent, forced to subsidize the welfare recipients subsistence. Two, it would reinforce the principle among welfare recipients that someone, without their explicit permission, is paying for their rent, their groceries, and their medical bills. It would make them express their appreciation and make it publicly available for review by their benefactors, the taxpayer. And most importantly, it would place a requirement, however minimal, upon the welfare recipient for the continued receipt of benefits. Such a requirement would add a whole new meaning to the word entitlement.
A “heart-felt” thank you letter?
More likely they will say “Youza needzda gibme mo!”
I love your suggestion.
Compelled thank you notes lack sincerity unfortunately.
I was expected to write thank you notes to the sponsors of the academic scholarships I received in college.
But, will it be written in cursive?
No, and in crayon probably
I still do it-—most of my generation does.
I buy a box of high quality note paper at my museum gift shop and I’m all set.
It’s not compelled. They only have to submit the thank you letters if they wish to continue receiving benefits. It’s only compelled if you’re forced to do it and receive nothing in return. The taxpayer is the party being compelled.
You're a little behind the times. Welfare checks and food stamp books haven't existed for some time. Both have been replaced by an electronic benefits card that's like a debit card. The card is automatically refilled each month by the govt.
I have other noms de guerre, but on Free Republic it’s always been huckfillary. As tasteless as it may be, it’s me.
I know. I have one foot in the 20th century and the other in the 21st. Thank you for making me aware of this.
OK, but don’t expect cursive...
We the Taxpayers would be required to provide them with postage . . . thereby beginning yet another entitlement program. Sigh.
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