Re: Drink the KoolAid children.
Having grown up in south Louisiana, I wouldn't be surprised one bit if this is at least moderately true....the better answer is that most of the people probably spent the money on what they THOUGHT that they needed...without regard for making the money go as far as it could. One of the main reasons that they are poor is most likely their lack of money management skills...it is my profound belief that if someone REALLY wants to crawl out of the gutter, that person will do WHATEVER they have to in order to get out. Problem is that most poor people are like a bucket of crabs...when one tries to get out, the others grab onto it to try and get carried out as well, instead of pushing that escaping crab out and helping it escape....what ends up happening is that the enterprising crab gets pulled back into the bucket and none escape. The real problem is the shortsightedness of those in that predicament...they don't see the long term benefits of more people getting out and then reaching back to help others out once they get settled. It is my humble opinion that in every family, there has to be ONE generation that make very hard sacrifices to insure the future success of succeeding generations. Every poor family that has overcome extreme poverty has had that someone that gave up pursuing pleasurable activities so that their kids and grandkids could have a future...in my family, that person is my dad...and I and my siblings have him to thank for the opportunity to pursue our dreams...and I don't plan on letting him down! Now is the time for these people to take advantage of the opportunities that will be presented to them and to work hard to succeed...quit crying racism and band together to make each other's lives more productive and their kids future brighter.
Well, there have also been reports that people have been using their 2,000 dollar stipends on strip clubs, drugs, and expensive jewelry. These are the same people who will be crying that they are broke and need more money because they can't feed their families. Some people will never learn.
BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE