in a grocery store in college. She is still scarred from it.
I hear my wife talk about how she would like (for example) to get a certain medical test, but she can’t afford it. But the “welfare queen” down the street has any medical procedure “on the house,” so to speak. My wife’s kids’ college tuition is very high at least partially because others get to go free. I am a disabled veteran and my kids got (and get) NOTHING in terms of college for that. I could go on and on about people trying to buy cigarettes and booze with food stamps. But clearly, my wife is a sucker. If you just stop working and have almost no income the government will have the money forcibly taken from others and given to YOU. Yeah, “force” in that sentence was no accident. That’s what Leftism is based on.
No one I have ever met objects to helping out the needy in principle. I have never even heard someone argue that! No one I have ever run across won’t help or resent helping the sick and afflicted. Notwithstanding the Leftist caricature of Republicans as Scrooge McDuck, that simply doesn’t happen. But when I see “poor” people buying T-Bone steaks and using iPhones when because of taxes I myself can’t afford it, I get torqued.