The beat-off of the month for October is odd. I had the winner wrapped up by the 3rd week. But then, on the second to last day of the month, a new candidate and repeat award winner took the beat-off ball, and slam dunked it........................................................................................................
Congratulations, you are the BEAT-OFF of the month for October. I have discussed welfare numerous times, on this blog and others. Conservatives hate the very idea of welfare. They don't like the idea of their tax dollars going to support "Deadbeats". I can understand their point of view. Liberals believe welfare is necessary for the general well being of society as a WHOLE. I can understand their point of view. My own personal thoughts, I hate welfare, at least the system as we know it. Not enough money is put into programs to help welfare recipients gain useful and gainful employment. Legislation here is Illinois, that would fund work programs and education programs are consistently voted down in the state HOR. And it's voted down by Democrats! Which leads me to believe that they just want the vote. Maybe the Democrats are afraid of losing that voter base. It's my opinion that welfare recipients are not proud of their situations. They just have no means to a decent end. That is what is truly bothersome to me about welfare. If I look at it through a distant lens, Conservatives want to rid these "parasites" from our country. And Liberals just want to keep them beaten and broken, and VOTING.
But then Our glorious mayor decide to kick it up a notch. Whether you agree with welfare, or not. No matter what the reason is. How can you defend THIS ? Welfare is meant to keep people off the streets. Government housing so people don't have to live in a box. Food stamps, so people don't go hungry. Low monthly income for everyday expenses. But now, welfare will be used in Chicago in order to create better parents. You have kids, but don't find it necessary to get involved in their education. No problem, we'll give you a $25 gift card to Walgreens if you pick up your child's report card and participate in conferences.
Obviously, these parents are exceptions to the welfare rule. They have been programmed, and it has worked. They have become victims of their own upbringing. If I may make a suggestion for your gift card.
Use it to purchase birth control. Because you clearly have no chance at being a decent parent.
Congratulations Mayor Emanuel. Not only have you helped in keeping a community down on there luck. But now you get to reward them for their awful parenting. At OUR expense. You are such a BEAT-OFF.