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29-Year-Old Welfare Parasite Would Not Accept An $80,000 A Year Job Driving A Truck
theeconomiccollapseblog.com ^ | 3/17/14 | Michael Snyder

Posted on 03/17/2014 9:56:55 PM PDT by Kartographer

What should be done with a 29-year-old welfare parasite that believes that in addition to practicing with his rock band, his main job in life is to "make sure the sun's up and the girls are out"? Most people that receive government assistance truly need the help and do not abuse the system, but there are definitely others that do abuse the system and do not make any excuses for doing so. When 29-year-old Jason Greenslate was recently asked if he would be willing to take a job driving a truck in North Dakota for $80,000 a year, he said that he would not. He would rather keep purchasing sushi and lobster with his EBT card and hanging out with his rock band. Greenslate seems very happy with his taxpayer-funded lifestyle, and he says that he wants "to thank the United States of America, and the situation — the way things are set up". Is this really what we pay taxes for? The rest of us are taxed into oblivion so that we can fund the endless partying of parasites like Jason Greenslate? What in the world is happening to this country?


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"The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back."
Proverbs 21:25-26
1 posted on 03/17/2014 9:56:55 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: OneVike; Jane Long; dragonblustar; goodnesswins; Salvation; Waryone; TNoldman; chicagolady; ...

PING!!


2 posted on 03/17/2014 9:58:31 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
CUT

HIM

OFF.

3 posted on 03/17/2014 10:02:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kartographer

I’m not sure what will be worse for this country... that it has a huge economic crash or that it never crashes and more of these slugs continue to flourish forever without consequences.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 10:02:58 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Kartographer

parasite cleanse recommended.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 10:03:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kartographer

“I don’t want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day.”


6 posted on 03/17/2014 10:03:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kartographer

loser.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 10:07:15 PM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: Kartographer

To be honest I wouldn’t work either. If I had a government that gave me money to live why on earth would I ever want a job? Live at the beach, surf all day, eat good food, with some taxpaying chump picking up the tab... That’s the life baby!


8 posted on 03/17/2014 10:09:07 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: MNDude

You can thank the Federal Reserve for this.

The guy who posts occasionally and points out that it is the root of big government is correct.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 10:15:34 PM PDT by crusher2013
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To: MarMema
loser.

He is not a man, he has no character or need of a feeling of self worth, he is lower than an animal, because even an animal needs to feel productive. This being will leave no mark on the earth of it's passing nor will it be mourned.

10 posted on 03/17/2014 10:16:18 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Organic Panic

If what you say is true, and reflects how you really feel, as opposed to your being sarcastic...then you would be no better than he is.

That opportunity...to be sucked in by the government dole and rendered a drone and useful idiot at the expense of those who are willing to work...is available to you if you want it and believe you could be like him.

But it will only be a temporary “fix.”

For any of those who willingly, and knowingly, take such a path... remember the words of Sam Adams,

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!”


11 posted on 03/17/2014 10:17:15 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: dfwgator

Lol.. money for nothing......


12 posted on 03/17/2014 10:19:19 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

Btw. 80K? More than I make, and I’m an attorney.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 10:22:05 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Kartographer

“Most people that receive government assistance truly need the help and do not abuse the system”

Bullshit.

/sorry, mods, it is the only apt term


14 posted on 03/17/2014 10:22:26 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Kartographer

Readers Digest April 2014

Three guys are fishing when an angel appears. The first guy says. “I’ve suffered from back pain for years. Can you help me?” The angel touched the man’s back and he feels instant relief.

The second guy points to his thick glasses and begs for a cure for his poor eyesight.
When the angel tosses the lenses into the lake, the man gains 20/20 vision.

As the angel turns to the third fellow, he instantly recoils and screams “Don’t touch me! I’m on disability!”


15 posted on 03/17/2014 10:22:49 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Darren McCarty

While it is possible to nominally make $80k a year driving, a big chunk of that gets eaten up by expenses and taxes, so 80k minus taxes puts it down to around 55k, then expenses chop a bunch more off that. The net I think ends up being something just over 40k a year, for the privilege of only seeing your family once every 2 weeks for a couple of days. And that’s driving for one of the really big companies; the Owner-operator route pays a higher gross, but you pay your own fuel which really eats into your profit.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 10:28:20 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Kartographer

As my Late Mother always said, “you help people who CAN’T help themselves, not people who WON’T help themselves”.

My Father, who will be 91 tomorrow, was a little less PC. Refer to my Tagline for his take on the matter.


17 posted on 03/17/2014 10:29:23 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: piytar

My thoughts exactly. Ya beat me to it.

I’m almost to the point where my stand is that anyone who can neither produce nor do anything that is of monetary worth to anyone else deserves to starve in the woods somewhere unless their own kin or church wants to support them.


18 posted on 03/17/2014 10:31:14 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: Kartographer

I wish Mr Greenslate wishes for the greatest success with his band. I understand from the interview that the band has finished recording an album and is about to release it.

I’d love to see Mr. Greenslate become successful so that he can move into a high federal tax bracket, and a high CA tax bracket, and pay all of the other taxes, fees, health insurance, and the like associated with success in today’s America. Maybe at the end of the day, after the government has taken away 60% or more of his earnings in order to support a legion of Greenslate followers, he will start to appreciate how little of their successes his current supporters are able to enjoy.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 10:33:24 PM PDT by tahoeblue
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To: Mastador1

The sad thing is...if he read your post he wouldn’t have a clue what you are saying.


20 posted on 03/17/2014 10:33:31 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Kartographer

I’ll take it! How do I apply?


21 posted on 03/17/2014 10:36:06 PM PDT by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Kartographer
That dude couldn't be trusted to drive a truck or even touch anyone's property.

I imagine his parents must be so proud of the little weasel cockroach.

22 posted on 03/17/2014 10:36:38 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Kartographer

I saw this guy interviewed on Hannity a few nights ago. I never wanted to reach through the screen and slap the coon dog s#!t out of anyone like I wanted to thrash that bum.

If I was younger I would certainly take an $80,000 dollar job driving a truck! IN North Dakota!


23 posted on 03/17/2014 10:39:43 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: piytar

You’re right. They all abuse the system. Every last one of them, because that’s how the system is set up. Any money that’s made on the side (under the table) is NEVER reported as it supposed to be. Every single one of them know how the game is played and the social service people who are supposed to catch the cheaters are a complete joke.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 10:44:47 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: tahoeblue

He will have zero success in the music biz.


25 posted on 03/17/2014 10:47:53 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Kartographer

People like this guy are the same as those lab animals who have been trained to hit the lever to get a pellet. Hit the lever, get a pellet. When the system collapses, they will be furiously sliding their EBT cards through the slot over and over—exactly like the lab animals banging that lever over and over even after the scientists and their pellets have gone away.


26 posted on 03/17/2014 10:48:14 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Darren McCarty

All those oil related jobs pay good in North Dakota.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 10:57:27 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Darren McCarty
Don't be hard on yourself. There are some honest, moral barristers but I think both of them are on house arrest at the moment./ ;-)

I have friends making $100,000k working in fracking here in SW PA. Long hours, hard work but it's there.

28 posted on 03/17/2014 11:10:06 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Kartographer

29 posted on 03/17/2014 11:13:18 PM PDT by henbane
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To: Kartographer

There’s something else going on here besides government largesse meeting human laziness. Our society is facing a fundamental shortage of (paid) work. With the technology-based productivity that we have to day — and more coming — it takes less than 10% of the population to produce all the stuff that we can sensibly fit into our lives. Our economy has to adjust to a situation where most people don’t have “jobs” in the agricultural and industrial sense, but find some other way of trading value with other people.

Unfortunately the structural rigidity of government regulations, union practices, and plain old habits built up over the years means that we’re not moving to the new economy fast enough to avoid serious problems.


30 posted on 03/17/2014 11:36:02 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Kartographer
Cue Rick Nelson's Garden Party.
31 posted on 03/17/2014 11:40:41 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: AZLiberty
people ... find some other way of trading value with other people

And which way of trading value has Jason Greenslate found?

32 posted on 03/17/2014 11:48:24 PM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I wonder if Mr. Greenslate surfs? Well, he’s a leach on a beach, isn’t he?

Seal Team 6 - We have a problem!


33 posted on 03/17/2014 11:53:54 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Kartographer
Why public works can't be installed? Paying allowance for a young able-bodied person, no matter if it is in money or natural form, makes no sense. Offer them public jobs instead: there is always some garbage to be collected, lawns to be trimmed and toilets to be cleaned. This full-time work could be a mandatory condition for receiving a welfare enough for minimal lifestyle.

This institution can also blow away the illegals from the job market. Double profit.

34 posted on 03/17/2014 11:56:36 PM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: Darren McCarty

why don’t you go drive a truck in idaho? I make about that as well and I am seriously questioning why I work so many hours for that same money while others get more wealthy...


35 posted on 03/18/2014 12:10:08 AM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: Kartographer

And the “New Testament Only” crowd:

“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”
2 Thessalonians 3:10 (KJV)


36 posted on 03/18/2014 12:26:13 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: piytar
“Most people that receive government assistance truly need the help and do not abuse the system”

Bullshit.

You are absolutely correct.

I lived in a welfare town for 18 long years and was never so glad as the day we moved. We saw welfare abuse constantly and never once saw anyone who had to have it because they *couldn't* work.

I only heard one report ever in my entire life of a person who was on welfare for that reason and the guy had some kind of degenerative nerve wasting disease, was wheelchair bound and slowly dying. His wife supplemented with stuff from the garden and by canning and putting food up and was taking care of him and their children.

But other than that, I can't think of a legitimate case where someone needed it.

37 posted on 03/18/2014 12:36:39 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Bullish

Yeah - but wouldn’t be sweet to have just enough success to lose all of his benefits?


38 posted on 03/18/2014 12:40:43 AM PDT by tahoeblue
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To: Kartographer

Biggest problem is there is NO way to fix this as it lies.

Have to start by enforcing the employment practices and drop all illegals from the pay rolls or put the law in effect that ‘punishes’ people that hire them.

Then start running them out of the country while securing the borders or at least attempting to secure them.

Now that some jobs are opened up, you start testing the beneficiaries for drug use, ‘maladies’ or so called illnesses, drop them from the public assistance rolls.

Clean up the SS Disability laws and run the slackers out of the program.

Start dropping the unemployment ‘benefit’ back to a reasonable length of time that would allow someone to get gainful employment.

Somewhere in this mix have a huge push for term limits - NOW if the slackers blame the people for ‘dropping them’ that they thought had been looking out for them, term limits isn’t needed...My late friend “The COL” didn’t believe in term limits per se he had the belief that the voting booth was true term limits.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 2:53:36 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".)
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To: piytar
There are cheats in every facet of our lives...and this ahole is one of them. Not everyone who depends on food stamps is a cheat... Go into one of the church sponsored food pantries and see the array of elderly, disabled, sick, out of work moms and dads and their kids, people who need help with getting enough food for their families. For those whose income has been drastically cut, the pantry is a God send. Yes, the pos in OUR White House is responsible for the large amount of illegal aliens who show up at these pantries, but for those citizens who truly are in need, I give thanks to God. You'll never know how it is to be short on food and worried to death, until you experience the hunger and fear yourself.
40 posted on 03/18/2014 3:28:29 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Kartographer

I would expect this thug is an Obama man, but voting, even for Obama, would be physically and mentally too taxing.


41 posted on 03/18/2014 3:33:26 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Kartographer

How does a young, presumably non-parent person like this get supported on the dole like that? Does he need to have bagged himself a disability diagnosis—or is the CA system that far gone?


42 posted on 03/18/2014 3:42:27 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Paladin2

CUT

HIM

OFF.

Yes and sterilize these people too because you know they will produce more children just to work on people’s sympathy as to why they should receive money rather then earn money.


43 posted on 03/18/2014 4:16:10 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Kartographer

How does a 29 year old get on welfare? How the heck does he qualify? Nothing in the article says, unless I missed it.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 4:28:13 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Kartographer
An old form of punishment used in China might be appropriate. Nobody is allowed to feed the transgressor, or they will be punished too.

I'm pretty sure he'd be eager to work for a living after a few days.

If not....too bad. Starve.


45 posted on 03/18/2014 5:03:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bgill

He has a “disability,” doncha know. “Can’t focus” or something equally vague.


46 posted on 03/18/2014 5:04:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Bullish

***the social service people who are supposed to catch the cheaters are a complete joke.***

The social service people are in on the scam. Once upon a time, my older brother worked as one of them. When he would turn people in for fraud, he would get in trouble. They basically told him he was doing too good of a job, that he made other workers look bad. It was confusing, because instead of praising him for helping get rid of the fraud, he was punished. They finally forced him out, saying that he was harassing his female coworkers. It was them against him, and they won. This was in the late 70s, maybe early 80s.

Moral of the story, the only agency workers who survived were the ones without consciences. The others got out by one method or another. The system has been broken for a long time, and it was designed to be that way.


47 posted on 03/18/2014 5:13:30 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: dagogo redux
I’m almost to the point where my stand is that anyone who can neither produce nor do anything that is of monetary worth to anyone else deserves to starve in the woods somewhere unless their own kin or church wants to support them.

I'm not at that point with regard to the truly severely disabled. But for the able-bodied (specifically including women who have babies to qualify for aid) my attitude is "work or die", to the point where if a woman has a baby she is unable to support by her own efforts, I would put the kid up for adoption, sterilize her, and tell her to go to work.

48 posted on 03/18/2014 5:13:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: minnesota_bound

LOL!


49 posted on 03/18/2014 5:15:29 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: FamiliarFace

The more “cases,” the bigger their budget. It’s as simple as that.


50 posted on 03/18/2014 5:45:38 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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