Spunk

Spunk.  It’s not a word per Merriam-Webster.

But since English is my second language, I can use it out of naivete.

And I feel it means “internal spirit” or “internal push to do something”…

Like “Man, it took a lot of spunk to work like that.”

Of course, I understand it can refer to something else… You know, foreigners learn bad words first.

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So why bring up this word?  Are you afraid of getting spunked?

Well, America now has 478 million people that need to be spunkified.  That’s 478,000,000, folks.

Why?

All of these 478 million people are on food stamps.  That’s a lot of missing spunk.

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Original food stamps.

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I don’t know how many of them are citizens or have green cards or are “undocumented”.

Of course, there’s a number of the 478,000,000 folks just down on their luck…  But for the most part, the remainder have no spunk.

That’s how they live day to day.  On food stamps.  That the people WITH spunk for the most part are paying for.

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Did you think 478 million was a big number?  Well, how about 78 billion…  That’s in dollars.  $78,000,000,000.  Three more zeros than 478,000,000.

That’s how much this food stamp program is costing us.

That’s how much of us “with spunk” are losing out of our paychecks.

Would you like to hear something more sickening?

$3,000,000,000 – three BILLION dollars – of that $78,000,000,000 is spent on ADMINISTRATION.  To me, that is plain sick.  Stupidity.  Unnecessary staff to meet stupid legalities.

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Obama said at the beginning that he believes food stamps is an economic stimulant.

Bull pucky.

The food stamp program started in 1939.  We were in the Depression.  People were hungry and crops and food stuffs were stockpiling on the farmlands.

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One of the original food stamps poster. Circa 1939

So FDR came to a startling and brilliant idea – let’s give out free money to those that are hungry.  It’s free to them as working people had taxes taken from their pay.  Then the hungry can then buy the food stuffs stockpiling on our farms!  Win-Win-(Lose)!

Well, thank goodness, World War II began.  The Depression ended with the American will power to… work.  The food stamp program – which was experimental – officially ended in 1943.  About 4 million Americans received assistance in those four years.

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Well…  Guess what JFK did in his first day in office in 1960.

Yup.  He signed an Executive Order.  (The same type of directive that put my father into those prison camps during WWII.  I hate those suckers.)

This Executive Order reinstated the food stamp program.  After, it was one of his campaign promises.

…And that’s all she wrote.  Now, one out of seven six Americans are on food stamps (called the SNAP program now).

1 out of 76.

And you know what?  It is true.  You can live a better life with food stamps and NOT working.  You even get free health benefits!

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To some, this post will cause irritation if not anger.  For others, they are irritated or angry.  They are angry because the country’s majority has voted for this, in one way, shape or form… This minority of voters didn’t believe in an endless entitlement mentality…nor want it.

Indeed, a heckuva a people need to get spunkified.

Face it.  Our country is clearly headed in the wrong direction.  We are even furloughing our military.

Damn the lawyers and damn the minority rights activists.  It has moved too far towards the extreme in the past six years.

Make it hard to get free food.  Make them work for it.

This needs to be stopped…

(ps  This is just an opinion.  There is no right or wrong.  There is no intent to rile anybody and all constructive comments will be appreciated.)

20 thoughts on “Spunk”

  1. I like the way you express your opinion without getting mad though I can feel the anger.

    I believe keeping people on Welfare is the worst thing to do, but l believe most of them would prefer getting a job and regain their pride.

    I was lucky enough to get an education. Most of my cousins on my father’s side did not get that chance. The sad stories I could write about.

    As for politicians… Well that’s politics! Left… Right…Left…Right (no pun intended). I prefer not to write about them. Makes me mad as hell!

    Have a nice day my friend. Watch out for those ulcers.

    1. I think ulcers would be the least of my problems! But I am very angry at what these politicians and activists have created… Fraud is rampant. There is even a young man who just surfs all day down here and buys food with his food stamps. He refuses to work yet makes ends meet.

      1. I know some if not many abuse of this system. It’s all over the world. Everything starts with a good education and a good education starts with a good education system which starts with good government.

  2. You’d be amazed how many people come in on several types of public assistance that carry nice purses, have their hair and nails done, have cell phones and have several children. Or people who smoke or are morbidly obese and are on mediCal. Youd really be surprised.

    1. I don’t think so, Punkie. I’ve seen those folks. Their children will also likely follow in the footsteps of the parents, too. There is no drive for the parents to make it out of the routine…nor any impetus to stop bearing children. But I do see your point. It’s really sad how this government has developed a have more kids, get more food stamps mentality.

  3. I totally agree with my Buddy. It’s a wonderful thing for people down on their luck but like everything else it has been taken to an extreme..Anything in extreme is not good whether it is good or bad. Too many generations of family’s just live on food stamps and welfare, they have never had to work. This administration is changing everything, rules are to be broken is their moto. I can remember when illegal was illegal !!!! This country is going down the tubes and something needs to change to get us back to “the US of A ” again.

    1. Hey, Shar, thanks for the visit! Many of us feel exactly the same because we see it. There is a special documentary on this dilemma. Many interviewed WON’T work because they would be worse off. Indeed, our beloved country is moving towards Communism.

  4. Wow. This is an enlightening post. I didn’t know anything of this. I’d heard of food stamps only because it was in one of Eminem’s songs. I thought they were for the poor – had no idea how widespread it is. Surely not a better life on the stamps though?

    Very enlightening.

    1. A good question at the end… For some, it would appear they are quite pleased with their lifestyle – surf when they want, eat when they want and without a care in the world as they don’t wish to be productive. But as a couple of folks have said, there are some that are just down on their luck and can’t find employment. So given the extreme circumstances, I guess the answer would be a “yes” when contrasting to the other…no food.

  5. I have seen many a good person walk through the doors to apply for foodstamps/assistance who never ever thought they would. And they don’t sign up for them as a “lifestyle” but as a means of survival. They are sad, distraught, and heads hang low. They have already given up everything they possibly could before they take this step that to them, is humiliating. On the flip side of that, I have seen many many many people take them on as a lifestyle and feel an entitlement. They feel no shame. But anger and indignation at not getting more than what they have been given. Those who abuse it, and steal from it, bring shame on those who use it as a means of emergency/short term survival.

    1. You have said it well once again, Chatter Master… I was looking to link to your blog about a similar topic…I think it was called “Value” or something like that… But since you got rid of your TOC, I couldn’t find it! 🙂

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