Quote of the day–Sue McFadden

Our neighbours are so snobby – they call us the ‘Shameless’ family and say that we ought to go out to work. But how can we work when we have all these children to look after?

Sue McFadden
March 2008
Grandmother in a family where not one member has worked in three generations.
Raised on welfare, the ‘Why Bother?’ generation that doesn’t want to work
[H/T to Ben Cunningham and Say Uncle. My answer to her question would be that no one would eat if they didn’t work and the problem of “all these children” would be solved. Either they would never have been born or they would be adopted by someone who was able to feed them.

My personal experience with welfare recipients is congruent with the article. Most people accepting handouts do so because of the choices they made and continue to make. They become experts in the field of public assistance.–Joe]


11 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Sue McFadden

  1. Grandmother in a family where no one has not worked in three generations

    The question we have to ask ourself – “Is our children learning?*”


    *Yes, I know that’s misquoted. It’s really “Is {pause because that’s the wrong word}… Are children learning?”

  2. Okay, okay. I was in a hurry. It’s fixed now.

    Boomershoot prep and real work are sucking up nearly all of my wetware CPU cycles.


  3. There is a group that welfare helps; college students with families. Those who return to school after having a family because of need for further education due to job pressures.

    Admittedly, that is small portion of those receiving welfare, but it is at least a worthy group, doing what welfare was designed for, helping those who WILL work if they develop the appropriate knowledge and skills.


  4. I did, and I agree! I’m in the medical profession, those who receive virtually anything for free rapidly become the biggest user of that resource. The best medical plan in Washington State is that offered by the state for welfare recipients!

    No copay, completely free medicine, all testing free, etc.


  5. FWIW; my mother was left by her husband, back in the day before “child support” was enforced. She had 8 kids and only an eighth-grade education. Supporting 8 kids, any of whom that were old enough to have a job did so, she got her GED, took a class 25 miles away in computer programming, and became a programmer for Medical Service Corporation back in the 1960s. She did this with no welfare, and only one month of food stamps, after which she became discusted with the program and quit it. She had no car, but took a ride into town from a commuting neighbor to make her classes. Her parents eventually gave her a 1949 Ford sedan, which my father set out to sabotage, pouring corn syrup into the gas tank. A neighbor rebuilt the engine for her, and she eventually paid him for it.

    No welfare. We didn’t steal, we didn’t become street bums, we added on to our house, doing all the work ourselves, we grew vegetables and fruit, we finished high school and most of us went to college. Whadayawant?

    Now people are relocating to states like Washington, because of the “better benefits”, meaning that they pay out more in welfare.

    Hope you in WA like the welfare culture, ’cause you built it. The tiny town where I grew up was once a beautiful place, populated by first-generation immigrants who came to work, and though they were very poor and most of them never owned a car, they owned their own homes and they took good care of them. Now that town is a filthy welfare town filled with rotting cars and almost no one keeps a lawn or garden. Thank you, Leftists.

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Don’t get me started on the rest of it. I’d puke writing it and you’d puke reading it.

  6. No argument, my Grandmother did the essentially the same, with 6 children, becoming a machinist in South Carolina that MANY big companies contracted with to do specialty work.

    It’s often HOW MUCH you want it that determines what you accomplish, and we all have seen many examples of people who want it succeeding.

    The welfare state is one of the reasons that doctors are leaving Washington for other places, and it is complicated by the antiquarian laws we have on tort issues.

    BUT…both those stories happened because the parents actually “parented”, nowadays if you try that CPS may be called!


  7. Good points. Most of my childhood would be illegal today, and we would be kidnapped by CPS for sure, ending up in the merry-go-’round foster care program.

    Socialism creates brain-drain, as many of the best and most productive citizens leave for somewhere that offers more freedom and opportunity. People have been moving into WA State from all over the world for years– for the better welfare. Welfare culture in, productive citizens out. Lather, rinse, repeat. Now more and more of your voters are dependant on the state (or afraid of it) which is of course the whole point of socialism.

    It gets worse; small businesses, the one’s you’ll never hear about, move out or go bust and no one notices, but a company like Boeing wants to split, and the state will do back flips and twists to keep them from leaving. So the very few big guys get a sweetheart deal and the 100s of thousands of little guys gets the full screwing. Maybe they move out, maybe they fold, but mostly they never get started in the first place. Meanwhile the politician can talk about all the jobs she’s managed to keep in the state by cutting this deal or that deal. Cute, ain’t it?

  8. At first, I thought that was a parody article. Then I realized it was not.


  9. I’m reminded of a quote which I will paraphrase here (I can’t seem to find the exact quote):

    No society can long survive once those who vote realize that they can vote to extend benefits to themselves from the public trough.


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