I understand the Republican mentality of giving with strings. I was guilty of that feeling. I gave to a family member and attached emotional strings. The bond was a disaster of resentment and anger on both our parts.
I understand and I also know in my heart that it is wrong to give money with strings attached. Many times people need a helping hand and the handout is temporary. When it becomes a lifetime of giving it is hard to break the pattern.
in our Country, the Social Safety net we’ve established satisfies very few. That’s why folks can’t live solely on Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security. That’s why folks are angry or in despair.
Conversely , folks who’ve made it are mad as hell that they must keep giving . The reality and the sad truth, unless and until we end our State of Inequality, we must continue giving. To be compassionate, those who are in control, must give with no strings . Cutting the Social Safety net is not an option: Not in the big cities and not in the South or the Rust Belt or anywhere.
“We the people”, are a mixed bunch , just like the wealthy. Stereotyping serves no ones purpose .
Think big, think grand, think TR, FDR and do what’s right for our Country and humanity.