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To: Tax-chick
People here are told that asking persons receiving public assistance to wear second-hand clothing is demeaning,and those people should be given money to buy new items to boost their self-esteem.

Except many of those people are in a bad situation because of a lifetime of poor decisions such as not caring about education,not showing up to work on time every day,spending money on alcohol,cigarettes,and entertainment before paying the rent and eating out instead of cooking their own food.

10 posted on 04/17/2009 6:51:42 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

I think that’s just weird. I wear secondhand clothes all the time, and I feel very good about it, especially when someone compliments an outfit I bought for $3.

I agree, philosophically, that it’s not truly charitable to give the poor things that you don’t think are good enough for yourself, but I think secondhand clothes and used furniture *are* good enough for me!

(This is, of course, about private charity rather than government handouts. There’s no common sense in that realm, at all.)


11 posted on 04/17/2009 7:42:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick (What can I do to advance Right Wing Extremism today?)
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