Posted by: johnhourihan | September 20, 2013

Turn in the poor, starve the starving

I hear it more and more from young adults.
“All those welfare people are scamming the system and the lazier you are the more money you get.”
I don’t feel it is fair for politicians and their PR people to sell this nonsense to our young.
So I have an idea.
If you have found yourself saying this about those on welfare; that they are lazy, stupid and scamming the system,  do this.
If you know a person who is committing this fraud, stealing our money, one of those lazy, stupid welfare people who sit at home watching TV and raking in enough of our tax money to stay just above starvation, by all means turn them in.
This is how you turn them in.
If you would like to report possible fraud, contact your local TANF office. You may also report such issues to the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Inspector General’s Hotline at 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477). TTY users may call 1-800-377-4950.
Now, if you don’t personally know anyone who is, as you say “scamming the system“: If you don’t know anyone first hand who is committing this fraud, stop saying you know this nonsense is a fact and start taking a real close look at where you heard it first.
It is usually people who have plenty of money to help take care of the needy, but, like “Scrooge,” feel they shouldn’t have to share their wealth with anyone.
This nonsense you are hearing is the refrain of the greedy.



  1. Well said John…

  2. Also of the self righteous.

  3. People scam the ins. systems we don’t do away with ins. People scam the legal system we don’t do away with laws. People scam the tax system and that system is here to stay. So well said John. Do away with those who scam not the system. I was going to reply to your last article with this but it was late and I was tired. Fits better here. Glad I waited.

  4. awesome john you just keep getting better with age kiddo

  5. Yahoo, John!

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