Are they really entitled to this?
I have a friend that has moved back to Houston from somewhere in Nebraska. Right now she is living in a place called the Intown Suites. It is a motel of sorts that has small rooms with a little kitchen and it offers weekly and monthly rates. She has MS and is in a wheel chair right now. She is living off of Social Security and hanging in there. BUT there are many of the hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees living at this small motel. I will go over to visit my friend and see them milling around the complex. "We the People" (the government) are still paying their way. This morning I received this email and thought it was a sad explanation of what many of these people do. (Now I know that there are some who have found jobs and are going on with their lives, but this is an example of what is wrong with people who believe in entitlements.
Here is the email:
This past weekend FEMA and the City of Austin, along with the Texas Workforce Commission setup a job training/hiring/interview/job fair for all the Katrina FEMA evacuees in the Austin area to be held at the ACC campus on Webberville Road in East Austin. Several of the evacuees said they had no transportation to get from the apartment complexes.
So the city of Austin/FEMA/TWC set up transportation for each of them to ensure they would be able to partake of the benefit of job searching. The transportation consisted of nine buses and vans, to run from four locations in Round Rock, and five locations in Austin, in continuing shuttles back and forth to the campus to ensure that the hundreds of people looking for jobs would be transported in comfort. The vehicles were brought to their residences; drivers knocked on the doors; and every effort was made.
At the end of the day, the nine vans and buses transported a total of one Person.
Not one person per bus - one person total.
At the end of the day, none of the Katrina Evacuees applied for any of The jobs. Not one person took employment - NONE total.
The bill to FEMA was $7800.
You know, I don't mind helping the sick and the elderly, but those that refuse to work don't "deserve" my dime. Do you think we owe these people? I’m open for discussion here.