This weekend, we headed out to Super Secret range to do some tree trimming and prep work in anticipation of having some friends out next weekend. Hopefully, the woods won’t be inflicting any more paint damage this year. Understand this is private property to which directions include the words “one-half mile after you run out of pavement.” It’s been in the family since before Oklahoma was a state. Even on a work day, it is always nice to just get out there away from the hustle of the city.
Just who would do such a thing? Who thinks that any open stretch of land is their own personal dumping ground?
Apparently, Damion does. Or, at least that was the name on the statement from Assist Wireless. Oh good, Obamaphone. Or maybe is was the Amanda B as was listed on the medical statement showing Medicaid had been billed for some kind of treatment rendered to a Colten. None of these people have matching last names, but they do have an address in common. Given the volume of diapers in the pile, I’m assuming there is at least one child at the residence.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a truck, otherwise Damion and Amanda would have gotten a special delivery of their own garbage on their front porch. Instead, they got reported to the local sheriff. And a phone call to that phone you and I are paying for.
These are the ‘less fortunate’ to whom funds are being redistributed. People who think it is perfectly acceptable to leave their trash on someone else’s land. They have a subsidized phone, subsidized health care, and from the looks of the garbage, they get food stamps as well. This is your tax dollars as work.
My friend, Peter, has an excellent post up today about how we got here.
Over the past several decades, ever since President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s ‘War On Poverty‘ and ‘Great Society‘, the US government has engaged in a deliberate, naked, cynical attempt to reshape society by transferring income and assets from the richer sections of society to the poorer ones. It’s subsidized housing, education, welfare, and many other elements of everyday life. Today, those programs have expanded out of all recognition. Subsidized cellphones, benefitsextended to illegalaliens, SNAP (the so-called ‘food stamp program’) expanded to cater for those who would never before have qualified for it . . . the list is almost literally endless. Every time I think I’ve discovered all the programs like that, I find another one! I’ve no idea how many there really are.
These programs aren’t helping people. These programs create an entire class of people that don’t contribute, they drain. Not only are they draining your pocketbook, they’re leaving their trash on your lawn. Literally and figuratively.