Bubba in Hazzard
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Wed Jul 7 10:45:10 MDT 1999
Who do you think pout ABC News onto that area?
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>From: "John A. Quayle" <blueoval at SGI.NET>
>Reply-To: Open discussion of current events <RUSHTALK at hermes.csd.net>
>To: RUSHTALK at hermes.csd.net
>Subject: Re: Bubba in Hazzard
>Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 23:29:04 -0400
>At 08:05 PM 7/6/99 -0700, Jim Nantz wrote:
> >Yesterday King Bubba of Arksylvania (Bill Clinton) visited Hazard Ky, in
> >order to promote some hair brained scheme of his to make him look good
> >and spread around more federal pork. He claimed he wants to increase
> >economic opportunity in impoverished areas. I have relatives who live
> >not very far from there. (thank god they're there and not here) I know
> >something about why that area is in the shape it's in. Here's the deal.
> Speaking of pork, did anyone see the woeful picture of deep
>that ABC News ran tonight? Specifically, they were talking about gambling
>and having to recruit employeezs from Jonestown, Mississippi (which they
>depicted as a Third World Nation). Things looked so shabby, the abject
>poverty I witnessed in the Dominican some 35 years ago seemed tame by
>comparison! How much you wanna bet that Clinton will run down there with a
> >Since the depression that area has been saturated with government
> >giveaway programs. Politicians love to point to the poor people in the
> >Appalachian region as examples of why their particular giveaway program
> >is needed. People elsewhere see the poverty and immediately feel sorry
> >for the hillbillies and end up supporting the program.
> >As a result people back there see government giveaway programs as just
> >another resource to be mined for their financial gain. It is common for
> >people going back 3 or 4 generations to milk the system for everything
> >they can get. Here's an example: A man (Fred) hurts himself in a car
> >wreck. One of his arms or hands suffers some injury. He will rush down
> >to the free clinic to get his injuries taken care of then go to the
> >welfare office to sign up for disability, unemployment, food stamps, and
> >anything else he is qualified for. Before he goes to sign up he will
> >meet with his relatives (he has plenty of them). There everybody has a
> >conference on what government programs Fred might be eligible for. Once
> >they reach a decision Fred begins the process of signing up. If he ever
> >worked in or near a coal mine he will sign up for black lung disability
> >even though he may not have any symptoms.
> >I'm not making this up. I've seen it happen. I personally know people
> >who have done this. As long as education is not stressed as strongly as
> >it should be, and as long as there are so many federal mammaries
> >available; Don't expect any changes.
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