People really need to bone up on their vocabulary skills.
Apparently lots of people don't seem to know or understand what a handout is.
I am not proud of my government.
Far from it.
I believe they serve the best interest of themselves and big business and not the people.
I don't care what side.
That being said, I am tired of all the crap I am hearing and seeing about how so many people in this country are getting handouts and how it is so wrong.
First of all, I get this from a lot of extended family.
My grandparents got what used to be called ADFC(Aid to Dependent Family and Children), now called welfare.
If it wasn't for that aid, my grandparents, father, and his 13 siblings could have starved or frozen to death because they were homeless.
And yet, I have heard some uncles, aunts, and cousins bad mouth it.
Think about where you come from before you bitch about things.
Second of all, anything you get without effort is technically a handout.
If you get more money back than you paid in taxes because of the earned income credit or child tax credit, you are the recipient of a handout.
You didn't earn that money, you were given it.
If you participated in Cash for Clunkers, you got a handout.
The dealerships got the money from the government so a $500 car could be traded for $4000.
Government program that someone benefited from without effort = handout.
I am not saying handouts are bad, but lots of people seem to just count certain things and forget about the rest.