I am so sick of our collective attitudes toward the poor, the sick, the incarcerated, and everyone else who's deemed "The Other" -- that monster we concoct so that we don't have to look at ourselves. Fuck that lot of you -- the fascists amongst us.
Some Folks Who Got Food Stamp
Bruce Springsteen: The Boss was on food stamps once, at least according to former bandmate Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez, who told The New Yorker's David Remnick in 2012 about Springsteen's early days in Asbury Park. "In the late afternoon," Remnick wrote, "after lunch, Lopez and I were driving around Asbury Park and he started laughing and pointing. 'That's where we went to get food stamps -- all of us, Bruce, too,' he said."
Sen. Patty Murray: The four-term Democrat from Washington and first female chair of the Senate Budget Committee received food stamps as a teenager. Her father had gotten sick and couldn't run his five-and-dime store on Main Street in Bothell, Wash.
Ann Dunham: President Barack Obama's mother reportedly received food stamps when he was a baby. That would mean the man conservatives have derided as the "Food Stamp President" for overseeing rapid growth in SNAP enrollment was a food stamp recipient himself.
Rep. Barbara Lee: The California Democrat once received food stamps herself and has used that experience to help advocate against cuts to the program.
Moby: The musical artist hasn't hid his poor upbringing. "We were dirt-poor white trash in arguably the wealthiest white town in the country," Moby told The New York Times. I was on food stamps until I was 18 and became an adult."
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Finally, while I certainly don't compare to the above people, I was also once on food stamps as I struggled to put the pieces of my life together after being released from prison and couldn't find employment due to my criminal record.
So yeah, fuck you if you're against helping those who need the help the most. In fact, it is mostly children you're railing against, you asshole.
My name is Eddie and I'm in recovery from civilization...