Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Letters to the Editor

October 8, 2013

Leading a dog's life - at your expense

Dear Editor:

Readers familiar with some of my past offerings are aware of my belief that our beloved country is circling the drain on a downward spiral, and that one of the chief reasons is the government handing too much money to people who did nothing to earn it.

A good friend, who is totally reliable, passed on this little tale, which he heard from the person who actually observed the situation.

It seems that a woman shopping with food stamps placed a large package of dog food on the check-out counter. Upon being told by the clerk that she could not purchase dog food with food stamps, the woman marched back to the meat department and returned with a large package of hamburger patties.

Tossing the hamburgers on the counter, she loudly declared, “He likes hamburger better anyway!”

Kinda makes you want to puke, eh?

In a similar vein, a good neighbor told me that his dad had these words of wisdom about welfare:

* The first time you receive it, you’re really embarrassed.

* The second time you’re embarrassed, but not so much.

* The third time (and forever after), you’re owed it.

Best regards and kudos to all hard-working folks, and to those who aren’t working through no fault of their own,

Norm Voiles

Rushville

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