29-Year-Old Welfare Parasite Would Not Accept An $80,000 A Year Job Driving A Truck

by | Mar 17, 2014 | Headline News | 343 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    This article has been generously contributed by Michael Snyder. You can follow his regular writings, research and analysis at The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream. Read his recent book The Beginning of the End to get an idea of what America may look like in the very near future.

    Jason-Greenslate-2(Jason Greenslate enjoys a taxpayer funded lobster with friends)

    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?

    If you have never heard of Jason Greenslate, let me get you caught up by quoting the article that I wrote about him last year

    When he was asked if he ever had any interest in actually getting a job, his response was “not whatsoever“.  Instead, he says that his job is to “make sure the sun’s up and the girls are out” and he would rather spend his days partying.  Of course every American should be free to live their own lives as they see fit, but the problem is that Jason Greenslate is using food stamps to help support his lifestyle.  In fact, he took Fox News into the gourmet section of a local supermarket where he purchased sushi and lobster with his EBT card.  Sadly, he is just like millions of other young men in America today that seemingly have had the drive to succeed and to be independent totally sucked out of them.  But what is the future of America going to look like if we continue to produce millions upon millions of young men that have absolutely no desire to make a living, get married and start a family?

    Just recently, Sean Hannity had Greenslate on his program and asked him if he felt bad that his fellow Californians are being taxed at extremely high levels in order to pay for his lifestyle.   Sadly, this does not appear to bother Greenslate.  The following is from a recent Fox News article

    Hannity pointed out that Greenslate rides around in a Cadillac Escalade and frequents strip clubs, all while receiving government assistance and not working at a job that actually pays.

    When Hannity asked Greenslate who he thinks pays for his food stamps and free health care, Greenslate said, “Government, taxes, us, the people.”

    “Not you, because you’re not paying taxes,” Hannity responded.

    Hannity went on to point out that nearly 60 cents out of every working Californian’s dollar goes to taxes. “You’re taking their money and you just don’t seem to care,” Hannity said.

    “Who says I don’t care?” Greenslate asked, adding that he was “thankful.”

    Hannity even asked Greenslate if he would take a job as a truck driver for $80,000 a year, and Greenslate refused

    Hannity went for broke: “If I could get you a job that would pay you $80,000 a year driving a truck in North Dakota, would you take it?

    Greenslate paused for a moment to think about it: “No.

    Of course most Americans actually do want to work, and only go on government assistance if they really need it.  Unfortunately, however, there are a lot of “Jason Greenslates” out there, and their numbers are growing with each passing year.

    And without a doubt, life is tough if you are trying to survive at the low end of the wage scale these days.  It is hard enough to take care of yourself, much less an entire family, on 9 or 10 dollars an hour.

    For many, it is simply easier to give up on working for a living and depend on the government instead.

    Not that it is easy to find any kind of work these days.  The percentage of low wage jobs in our economy has steadily risen, and the competition for those jobs can be very intense.  Large numbers of college-educated workers are now finding themselves forced to apply for low wage jobs, and this is forcing many less educated workers out of the labor force entirely.  The following comes from a recent CNBC article

    Today’s low-wage workers are also more educated, with 41 percent having at least some college, up from 29 percent in 2000. “Minimum-wage and low-wage workers are older and more educated than 10 or 20 years ago, yet they’re making wages below where they were 10 or 20 years ago after inflation,” said Mr. Schmitt, senior economist at the research center. “If you look back several decades, workers near the minimum wage were more likely to be teenagers—that’s the stereotype people had. It’s definitely not accurate anymore.”

    But when many college-educated professionals start working these sorts of jobs, they find that they require extremely hard work.

    For example, posted below is an excerpt from an article entitled “My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor” by reporter Joseph Williams.  Let’s just say that he didn’t really care for his time working in retail after he unexpectedly lost his job…

    It didn’t matter if it was at the beginning of my shift, if the store was empty, or if my knees, back, and feet ached from hours of standing. Park your behind while on the clock, went the unspoken rule, and you might find it on a park bench scanning the want-ads for a new job.

    Another quick observation: Working in retail takes more skill than just selling stuff. Besides the mindless tasks one expects—folding, stacking, sorting, fetching things for customers—I frequently had to tackle a series of housekeeping chores that Stretch never mentioned in our welcome-aboard chat. Performed during the late shift, those chores usually meant I’d have to stay well past the scheduled 9 p.m. quitting time.

    Mop the floors in the bathroom, replace the toilet paper and scrub the toilets if necessary. Vacuum. Empty the garbage. Wipe down the glass front doors, every night, even if they don’t really need it.

    Yes, working in retail can be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting.

    I know this from personal experience.  In my younger years, I worked a number of retail jobs.

    But nobody should be afraid of a little hard work.

    That is what built America.

    If you do have a job, you should be thankful.  The truth is that there are millions of Americans out there that would do just about anything for a decent job at this point.

    Of course the U.S. economy should be doing better that it is right now.  I truly wish that it was like the good old days when any hard working person could easily find a decent job.  Thanks to decades of incredibly foolish decisions by our leaders, those days are permanently gone.

    And if you think that things are bad now, just wait.  The U.S. economy is already heading toward another recession, and the next great financial crisis is rapidly approaching.

    So let us enjoy this period of relative stability while we can.

    Very soon, millions more Americans will be losing their jobs and the number of people that actually need government assistance is going to go even higher.


    Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years. Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream. If you want to know what things in America are going to look like in a few years read his new book The Beginning of the End.


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      1. Scary, aint, it…

        • Let push Putin for real. Living proof we need to thin the heard.

          We allow this Yes it will take years to wait out the radiation in some spots.

          But then the strong willing to work will survive.

          I wont have to pay for anymore waste of space idiot like the punk above.

          Yes it will be hard on my family but al least it will be better for future members of my family.

          Proof we should not be fighting to stop abortions we should be fighting to have then until they are 25.

          • This whole Putin/Ukraine thing is a serious misdirection. If Putin is under “sanction,” then Russia can’t or won’t oversee the disposal of Syria’s chemical weapons. If that occurs, it will then give the U.S. license to bomb Syria because as it stands right now, the rebels are losing and Saudi Arabia will never get its control of Syria through a US-installed puppet government….unless Russia is taken out of the equation.

            • Maybe that’s the plan. Take Russia out, then the globalists can finish their agenda—and us. We should be rooting for Putin, since he seems to be the only one willing to stand up to the globalist agenda—whatever HIS reasons, it benefits US anyway.

              Go ahead and bash common sense…

              • I went looking for America,

                and couldn’t find it anywhere.

                • Outwest, you were looking in the middle. Look to the outside, we are the country with our tail tucked between our legs… But, let there be no denying, Bammy has turned the fire up to boil! “We are going to freeze all of the assets of some of the Russian diplomats” but we don’t know if they have any assets in the US. Putin has spanked bammy liked a puppy peeing on the floor and again, on the world stage. Sad part, most of America doesn’t have a clue. Full circle to the dipstick in article. Why should he work if you and me are willing to fund his lobster habit. How many times in the last year have any of you had lobster or sushi on someone else’ nickel. Hmmm, Our next generation of leaders.
                  God help us.

                  • Notwithstanding the fact that the dude is a dirty loafer, I wouldn’t necessarily want to pick up from California, leaving everything I know behind, to settle in North Dakota driving a fucking truck either. Maybe Hannity could find him a nice retail job in a music related establishment in California since he has connections. Or maybe Hannity only has clout in ND?

                • “”” 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?”””

                  How long are the supposedly awake going remain in TOTAL DARKNESS about the funding and purpose of these “welfare” programs?

                  They were set up for the politicians to buy votes and create dependency on the corp for that “class” of person so that when this time came they would not have to worry about fighting them.

                  They are funded 100% by money printing and ZERO PERCENT from your tax dollars, which pay only interest to the banksters.

                  The banksters bought off the upper class (with high paying jobs producing nothing) and the lower class (by giving them free support) so that neither would come to the aid of the middle class as it is destroyed.

                  The Rothschild brothers of London writing to associates in New York, 1863.

                  ““The few who understand the system will either be so interested in its profits or be so dependent upon its favours that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests.”

                  Quit whining about those who were bought off and start to focus on those who made the purchase through the fraud your “tax dollars” pay for.

                • “””I went looking for America,and couldn’t find it anywhere.”””

                  It’s right under your feet. All you have to do is remove the Buck Act federal overlay and the fraudulent money system that keeps it hidden.

                  That’s what our guns are for…

                  • This whole “Putin” thing just takes me back to the “just wait until I get re-elected” comment Obama made when he thought the mic was off.

                    There was a lot more to that statement than we gave credit to at the time

            • Yupper

              Ukrain thing was just a necessary domino to go after Syria and ultimatley Iran.

              Remember Obama telling putin when he thought microphone was off, “wait til after the elections, then I’ll have more flexibility.”

            • yaknow

              please tell me who in out government has the balls to bomb anyone except goats and goat farmers?????All the big talk about bombing Syria if they used chemical weapons on their own people went where????????the big M on that team has bigger balllllllllllss then he does


          • Big surprise. Pay people not work, and they like getting paid not to work.

            Who woulda thunk it?

            • When mr. government makes it so convenient to live life as a mosquito, why change? I remember the old Willy Wonka song that those little orange faced gnomes were singing about. Do you blame the kids for being spolied brats? No, you blame the parents for overindulgenting their children. Do you blame the kid rock wanna be, or do you blame the government and BO’s adminstration? I think the answer is obvious.

              • This loser gets 200 a month off the tax payers. Wow, we cant afford THAT!.. Good Lord people, be more pissed off at the welfare mom that is spitting out bastard children as fast as possible because the system rewards that behavior.

                I gota tell you this, if that guy can live a life style like that on 200 a month, WE should be taking lessons! Anyone with half a brain can see he has side money coming in from probably many sources besides playing in a band and he is probably using the food stamp deal to try to stay off the IRS radar. This dude is probably way smarter than we are giving credit and his videos reveal.

                • yes, those are the worst that are like jaba the huts doing nothing with these kids and demanding everything. these bitches (yes I said it) will be in a world of hurt when the system stops and the dad runs off and leaves the kids and the kids run off with the other kids. They didnt work for nothing and going to be left with nothing here soon if things get worse.

                • I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. Before I retired, I worked for the US Census doing poverty surveys, unemployment surveys, etc. Often when I visited a home, the children would tell me that Mommy and Daddy are at work. Sometimes a man who spoke little English would tell me that I would have to talk to his wife and she was at work.

                  Then when I would finally interview Mom, she would tell me that she was neither employed nor married and all her income was from welfare.

                  The welfare recipients I interviewed had big screen tvs, multiple nice cars, nice clothes, nice toys, computers, cell phones for every family member, washer/dryers, air conditioning, etc.

                  The only people I interviewed who were truly impoverished were people who refused to accept welfare and worked long hours at low wage jobs.

                  The way to stop welfare abuse is to turn it all over to the states. Right now, states have an incentive to keep people on welfare — money from welfare programs flows into their states’ economies. If they had a fixed amount for Medicaid, EBT, TANF, etc. they would make sure that only qualified people got the aid.

                  • Turning it over to the states is like Congress voting for Term Limits.

                    The right things to do are never done because it is in the interest of OTHERS, not YOURS.

                  • “””The way to stop welfare abuse is to turn it all over to the states.”””

                    No, the way to stop welfare is to install an honest system of money that makes it possible to earn an honest days pay for an honest days work.

                    The people would love that, the banksters no so much.

                  • GC – I would prefer that the government did not “install” anything .
                    Just get otta the way !

                  • “””GC – I would prefer that the government did not “install” anything”””

                    Hammer, ONLY the People can install and honest money system. The government should only exist to make sure the banksters don’t take it over again.

                • He has other income that he doesn’t declare. Maybe his “band” makes money. Or maybe he sells drugs. Or maybe he has parents that support him.

              • The article says “Most people that receive government assistance truly need the help…” I believe that is incorrect. Most could work, but choose not to.

                I personally know about five people who are on social security disability, and I am quite certain all could work. All you need is a decent attorney, and you got a paycheck for life.

                BTW, I don’t know the numbers, I am thinking social security disability is abused more and probably costs us more in tax dollars than welfare. IMO abolish both.

                • para bellum, I don’t know the figures, but SS disability is definitely something that’s out of control. In Memphis, there are billboards advertising certain law firms’ ‘expertise’ in securing SS disability for people and I’d bet a dollar to a doughnut those lawyers are collecting at least half of a settlement in legal fees. When you see lawyers involved in something, beware.

                  • Especially the scam “money-mill” called Class Action Law Suits. I had the chance to be involved in one because of bad pipes put in my house during a curtain period of time. (I have severe floor problems as a result.) We were told in the letter that if we won the suit, we would each get a grand total of $10.00 to fix our problem pipes…yes 10 DOLLARS – total! So, the scum lawyer gets another vacation home in Tahiti, and I have to find money to fix my pipe/floor problem because thanks to the lawsuit, the door has been closed to get any assistance from the pipe company. As they say, “You can’t take it with you.” I hope these leech lawyers enjoy it while it lasts!

              • I drove a truck for 25 years and a 80,000 dollar fedex driving job is total BS You may get that as a gross income if your a owner operator but then you have to deduct FUEL, Insurance and a minimum of 500 buck a week truck lease/payment so your 80 grand a year is total crap. Even as a 35 to 40K company driver after 5 years sonority still has to pay all there road expense’s, go eat 3 meals a day at a truck stop so auto deduct 30 bucks minimum right there or 9,000 bucks a year in road expense’s, Don’t forget the new DOT physical you must pass which is why I cant drive anymore!!! This article is bogus.

                • hannity never claimed to have the job. It was as fictional as everything else he promotes.

                • I agree, it seems like so many news stories are to instill hate. I agree they’re are some women who get knocked up over & over most of the time by different dads. That is totally wrong, assistance should be for a minimum amount of time and you should have to have paid into the system before you are ever eligible for any help.

                  • If people were required to pay back assistance with interest there wouldn’t be one person on welfare.

                • @ David ….Maybe it’s driving a ‘Nitroglycerin Truck ‘ on a bumpy dirt road !?? From what I’ve heard , that is high !!……NOMI….mm

            • Hannity went on to point out that nearly 60 cents out of every working Californian’s dollar goes to taxes.

              And now you wonder why this guy isn’t chomping at the bit to get ripped off for 60%? How do you get ahead with a 60% rake along with the sky high cost of living in Komiefornia? We are so screwed.

              • This guy would not be paying 60% of his income. I believe that everyone should pay into a system and if you have never paid in then you could never take out. The problem is we have five generations of welfare. I blame the politicians but I also blame myself for not doing more to shut down these illegal programs. It’s time to hold these criminal politicians responsible for the 17.5 trillion dollar debt not including the unfunded giveaway programs that total another 70-100 trillion dollars. All this on the backs of our children. For this I will not forgive any politician. When companies shutdown in the private sector everyone pretty much lost most if not all they had paid in. The same should go for union and government employees instead of we taxpayers bailing them out. GM should have shuttered 10 years ago and would have if our tax dollars had not been used to bail them out. Now look at the 20 billion dollar loss we taxpayers are taking on GM but the unions and the management got theirs from the taxpayers. Everyone wants to tell you that free enterprise doesn’t work but what we have had is anything but. Time to get back to basis of everyone producing something or they can go stave as far as I’m concerned. Time to get corporate America off the taxpayer tit. Just remember, one hundred years ago these welfare parasites would have gotten a job or starved if the didn’t get help from one of the local churches. The church based assistance was far better because they would not allow you to take without you performing some sort of service for it. It helped the community while it helped the person in need and everybody got to keep their dignity. Sorry about the ramblings of a very pissed off taxpaying American.

                • Wrong Mr Forbes…………………………

                  The problem is we left God
                  We gave ourselves over to the money lenders with a
                  Central banking and a fractional reserve fiat system

                  And WE ALL got complacent, fat and happy in our comfortable little matrix

                  With all the knowledge of the founders passed on in wirting for ALL to see and learn from…..yet not enough listened and stayed vigilant. Why in the F would any sane people allow politicians to stay in office forever? With everything we were told about government and power? Yet WE ALL DID just that. Why would we allow the banks and corporations to rise up around us? When were specifially told that this would be worse than standing armies….BUT WE ALL DID EXACTLY THAT!

                  I quit…. I hate typing and I am just wasting my valuable time

              • disector284
                how would they pay it back if they never work????


            • I’ve always stood up for the helpless, but don’t look at me to defend this jerk and anyone like him. IMO, he should be cut off immediately, if for no other reason than the publicity he received. If it was up to me, he’d be raiding garbage cans tomorrow.

              • This guy IS earning a living via the black economy OR his parents are funding his lifestyle.

                The time I spent working in the states in the early 2000’s didn’t educate me to the fact that welfare pays for lobster suppers and to finance posh motors etc.

                Claiming welfare doesn’t stop you fishing, hunting or gardening, but for most people regular restaurant meals are out, unless they are funded by friends or family for celebrations.

                The black economy is the only part of the economy on either side of the atlantic as more people run various side enterprises for cash in hand. Musicians, and tradesmen are ideally positioned for this sort of work.

              • Sixpack, better yet, throw the useless eater into the garbage.

            • The New matra for the US “strive for mediocrity” our new goals are a cold beer ,a loose pair of shoe’s ,and a warm place to shit

          • Fitting epitaph:

            “Here lies Jason Greenslate

            Lived very well off the State

            Couldn’t see the shit hitting fan

            Died from holding an empty plate.”

            • OutWest, let me change your last line to say, “Died from getting a blast of 00 buckshot trying to break into my home.” now your epitaph sounds just right. When the balloon goes up, all those people on the public dole will be extremely dangerous. after looting the stores, they’ll be looting homes. That’s when I expect my trouble to begin. I’m not giving in to those scum, period! You want to try to hurt me, you pay with your life. So just forget about it and stay away from my place if you want to live. It’s all I can do to keep myself going. I’m just another individual out here. I’M NOT SOME GOVT. AGENCY WITH TAX MONEY TO WASTE ON FREELOADERS! MOLON LABE braveheart

              • @Bravehart
                Just try not to forget that these lowlives tend to have, not necessarily “common sense” but they certainly aren’t short on street smarts! So when these FREELOADERS that you speak of see you shooting at them don’t be suprised if one simply tosses a molotov and decides to move on to the next, easier target. Just sayin!

                • Rich, thanks for the advice. If I see one with a Molotov in hand, he’ll definitely be shot before anyone else.

          • The only problem with that approach is, it would be people like you and me, the ones that would rather fight and work than collect welfare and smoke dope. And believe me no body wants to go thru a nuclear holocaust everybody and I mean everybody loses. The earth would take decade to repair itself after that and that is with NO humans left on the planet. Bad news. It would have to be a conventional war, and the current economy of the United States we would not be able to sustain for a long time. Going to battle with Russia could take years to fight. So please rethink you’re strategy on this, because you and my family’s and many others would not survive. There are places like NORAD and other Government facilities that could survive this long period, but this has taken decade of planning and stocking to keep are so called Government safe, even though they are the ones that have put us in this position.

            • No Rick. It wouldn’t take a decade for the earth to repair itself after a nuclear holocaust. It would take thousands of years.

              • DaisyK, we need to question certain things we’ve been taught about nuclear weapons. Within a decade of the A-bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, those 2 cities had been rebuilt and were thriving. In other words, people were living in the same areas once again less than 10 years after the world’s first 2 nuclear weapons were dropped on them. So I just can’t buy into an area being uninhabitable for thousands or even hundreds of years after a nuclear tragedy has affected said area.

                • What about Chernobyl? As far as I know, it is still uninhabitable after more than a quarter of a century. Of course, that’s still not the thousands I alleged.

                  PS. Are there two bravehearts?

              • Are Hiroshima and Nagasaki still radioactive?

                The answer is NO!

          • Why all the red thumbs? I agree, In principle with FBP. Thin the heard, elimminate the welfare parasites like this A%$hole that are HEALTHY AND REFUSE TO WORK!!!

            • I drove a truck for 25 years and a 80,000 dollar fedex driving job is total BS You may get that as a gross income if your a owner operator but then you have to deduct FUEL, Insurance and a minimum of 500 buck a week truck lease/payment so your 80 grand a year is total crap. Even as a 35 to 40K company driver after 5 years sonority still has to pay all there road expense’s, go eat 3 meals a day at a truck stop so auto deduct 30 bucks minimum right there or 9,000 bucks a year in road expense’s, Don’t forget the new DOT physical you must pass which is why I cant drive anymore!!!

        • Eppe Scary no SORRY Yes.

        • He should be the first in line for the Soylent Green solution

          • Howdy, FBP. That’s a good one, Soylent Green solution. I’ve got a copy of that movie. that’s probably going to become real one of these days. MOLON LABE braveheart

          • Typical of you right wingers to find the one bad apple in the bushel.
            There are many people who need our help, and I am happy to pay my taxes to help those less fortunate.

            • @ jersey:
              There is a scripture passage that says not to wallow with the swine. I believe it was an analogy for arguing with fools like you.

            • Jersey,
              You say right wingers as if that were a bad thing! There is a difference between the less fortunate and those who are abusing the system. The more abusers taken off the welfare system the more money there will be for the truely less fortune. By the way, regarding “happy to pay my taxes” you are full of BS. And a Liar. You are happy to spend OTHER peoples money, so that you can emotionally masterbate; by telling yourself what a wonderful, caring and so morally superior person you are.

              Want to help the less fortunate? Spend your own money, write the check and volunteer your free time to help others. There are plenty of organizations that need more help.

              • jeff
                you hit the nail sq on the head well said buddy


            • Jersey, if you want to help out a parasite, take out your checkbook. otherwise, go f#$% yourself!

            • Jersey with all due respect, this is exactly what we have to stop doing. We are all Americans and should be on the same side and that is to restore the republic back to our founding fathers constitution. Votes do not count, Dems & Rep are one in the same…..EVIL & BOUGHT

        • He is just taking going Galt to the next level. If the welfare system wasn’t supposed to be abused, there would be stricter oversight. People going to take advantage of free hand outs? Well… DUH!

          • They want to live like the people in the movie Wally.

        • You have had this story before as has the Blaze. This guy can go ahead and have a great time with no skill sets. He will get older and within a while his friends, and people around him will get tired of him and his mooching. I have seen this first hand. They go from being “cool” to “ok” to “loser”. By the time they get to Loser status they are in their mid-thirties, have no money, no skill sets and no future. As many posts here will attest. The U.S. is out of money and time so chumps like this will not make it … I hope he enjoys his “girls and sun”. (most girls will see him for the flake he is so he will run out of girls). His day is coming and I have seen this time and time again. My kids refuse to “hang out” with people of this ilk so fret non fellow prepper’s his day will come and it will not be good. As for the roving bands of malcontents that will fill our city streets…. In TEOTWAWKI.. they will not fare well. Most of us preppers live in the country or will bug to the country so let them have their fun…. PRAY, PLAN, PREP, FORM TEAMS. (I am serious about the teams… you will need them to fend off these starving “loser’s”. )

          • man
            I have a question for ya.What in hell are you on the inside of????????????????????


        • News Flash…It is reported that Hannity of Fox News has had 10,000 emails today asking about a truck driving job paying $80,000 a year.

          • 80 grand a year is a bit more than they pay me. And I thought I was a pretty decent driver. Not counting that little incident in Fort Worth. (film at 11)

            • Hey Smokin, Dallas, FT Worth is a nightmare. Been there and drove truck through that mess and can see how shit happens in a total clusterfvk.

            • The only problem with this driving job of $80,000 yr. Living in an area that has no housing left, apartment rental prices thru the roof, Mcdonalds even paying out almost 15 hr. But no place to live, You can live in a travel trailer during the Summer and freeze up severely during the winter, I have been there it is no lauging matter. Jobs galore if you want them, no place to live, and if you do happen to find something you are paying out several grand in rent and food each month. Not to say that drip was right in NOT taking the job, I would take it but I was born in this cold climate it is not for the faint of heart, or people looking for a easy living. Think Roughneck and you will be getting close to the living conditions.

              • …one of those calls was me. I would’ve picked up stakes and left this hole for $80,000 a yr.

                • Good thoughts to you 6…one never knows.

                  Until a good heart stops, there is always a chance.

                  I know you…”won’t go down without one helluva fight”

            • smoke
              buddy you gotta stop with the lot lizards,,,,,,


        • yeah, but no bid deal, there are thousands drawing unemployment checks for the past 3 years because a new job pays 5 cents less an hour than their old job. soon they either will not be getting a ck or it will not buy anything anyway

          • 1940justme, the day is soon coming when unemployment and all of the other programs will run out of revenue. there’s not as many people working and paying taxes into the system now as there were in 2008. food stamps and unemployment alone have already had some cuts and more cuts scheduled to take place later in the year. Summertime could become “interesting”.

          • “””there are thousands drawing unemployment checks for the past 3 years because a new job pays 5 cents less an hour than their old job.”””

            No, their old job paid 50K and the new ones available at Mcdonalds and Walmart pay LESS than unemployment and a SMALL FRACTION of the old one.

            In the old days, jobs could be replaced. Now, they can not be at even half of the old pay, and will never be replaced in our lifetimes.

            You may as well grab what you can from the sinking ship of state. It is out to get everything it can from you, so what is wrong with returning the favor?

            1940, you are thinking like a Man in a world of fictions. Looking at things the old way is no longer in your best interest.

            It makes you create enemies out of your fellow victims in effort to remain friends with the crooks and their system.

            Gods law directs your behavior towards other Men, and God. It is wrong to take a Mans goat or his wife, but God did not speak of taking fraudulently STOLEN “assets” from a legal fiction created to protect criminals from His people through mans law.

            Those paying the benefits are NOT your friends, and those receiving the benefits are not your enemy. You must look beyond the fictional world and judge them righteously as Men in the real world.

            Many will not be judged well, but the VAST MAJORITY are good people doing what they must to survive in the fictional system.

            My brother-in-law used to whine about all of the people on unemployment and disability. When he suffered an adverse reaction from a pharma drug and almost died, he was unable to work. Now he has become the very thing he hated so much because there was no other choice.

            Most people want to do an honest days work for an honest days pay. However, in a dishonest system that is not possible.

            Choose your enemies wisely. Don’t start with the victims, start with the criminals and judge the victims only after the crimes have stopped.

            • This is byu far the best post on this article.
              People need to ppay heed to what GC wrote here, because it is the bottom line elementary truth to this subject and he stated it so well.

            • screw God, he’s never done anything for me yet and I don’t plan on him ever doing anything for anyone else.. you’re living in a world of fiction if you believe him or anyone else is going to help you.
              at one time people in America took any job available

              • Really?
                He died for you adn is still waiting patiently on you even when you deny Him. Each new day is a form of love and pateinece, mercy adn grace hoping you’ll make the right decision before it is too late.

                • I have been on the planet more than 70 yrs and if this is as good as it’s going to get, I don’t need it, there has been nothing but death and destruction since I’ve been here that I know of, yet people still say praise God, it’s Gods will. they better wake up and start prepping for themselves if they plan on surviving.. has anyone here ever heard God say anything or are they just reading some book that some person from long ago wrote? today these same people would be on TV preaching and making a fortune, now neg this.

                  • I am sorry you feel that way and so is He.

                    In 2005, I heard Him, loud and clear and I didn’t have His word open. He said “You want fire? come closer to the burning bush and I’ll show you fire.”

                    Again in 2009 when I found out my wife was having a boy, He said “You’ve got what it takes.”

                    There has been death and destruction since the Garden…..man did that, not God. Thank God he sent His Son Jesus, to take the screw up in the garden away for those who believe and accept. I hope you will.

            • @ Gods C…..Sounds like ‘Be careful what you wish for , you may regret it ! Be careful what you wish for , you just might get it !….re;Metallica ….mm

          • There are a lot of high paying jobs that are gone for good. A lot of people now have skills that aren’t in demand anymore. Or not at the pay they used to get. If you used to make $20 a hour driving forklift, good luck ever making that kind of money again.

            • @Barn Cat– I work in a hospital laboratory as a microbiologist and I make $20.00 per hour. Pay is very poor for many nowadays.

              • really? average pay for L1 visa workers at huge co where I worked two years ago was around $44/hr. They “claimed” they were paying $22/hr for the people working in India but in reality it was around $29/hr. There were one or two with no experience and some even no college degree who were billed at $22. some senior ones offshore were even billed at $35/hr. So, $20/hr sounds like you need to find a better employer. Maybe tried something in RTP. Lots of biotech there.

                • Lab Techs in clinical settings don’t make much money. We don’t make near the wages a nurse does. I live in a rural area too. There is literally nothing here. No jobs. It’s Illinois on top of that.

        • its not scary, America has too many useless eaters now, too many criminals, what lays before us now is going to get rid of a lot of them, when dumba**es take no responsibility for anything, it creates a disaster, its at our door, enjoy whats left and most of all remember that you voted for what you have.

        • Why can you buy lobster and sushi with an EBT card?

          • Because Obama and the Demoncrats want to encourage as much irresponsibility as possible. It’s the same reason you can have as many illegitimate children as you want and you keep getting more money. It makes them more likely to be unprepared and unable to survive after the collapse. Think Agenda 21 and getting rid of over 90% of the world population.

        • I tire of hearing about how the majority of welfare leeches need it. Most are leeches that need a good kick in the ass.

          • beulla
            impossible to do…. hard to kick a persons ass then they are sitting down…..I`m just thinking here got to get tem up first right????


        • I have been following the shtf news, and thanks it woke me up to what’s going to happen. Here in The suburbs of Detroit things are so out of hand, these apes from the city have burned and robbed the city until nothing’s left and now their coming out to the suburbs and doing the same. It’s all about entitlements. When the shtf this apes are going to riot and I mean steal ,murder and burn down everything. I’m prepared but most are not casualties will be high here in michigan.

        • Should be taken out and shot in the head, what a waste of subhuman life!

      2. Obama is doing all he can to make more and more people dependent on the government. He’s also stopped making welfare people look for work. It’s being done to increase the death toll after it hits the fan.

        • if a collapse happened, no many thugs would be stealing and breaking into everything. There will be so much violence and fires. Everybody would feel like there is no law or system and a free for all would happen. Carts and carts of people would just start rolling right out the front knowing they would not be able to stop them. The stupid will be shot and there would be a record number of deaths during this. I just hope there is no nuclear war.

          I would take that job If I didn’t have a ok job that Im happy doing.

          • Clint
            To comment on the line the stupid ones will be shot.
            The stupid ones will be shot and survivers will be shot again if they break into and try to take what I have set aside for me and mine.
            Aim Small Miss Small

            • Howdy, Sarge, and AMEN to your comments. the only thing they’ll get from me is a dose of 00 buckshot courtesy of Bertha. MOLON LABE braveheart

            • There are seveeral methods to deal with mooching career welfare scum.

              #1. Anyone who has never worked a job in their lives and is in good health should be given a choice of finding a job, or we will find one for you that you wont like.

              #2. Automatic drug testing for all welfare recipients.
              (Anyone found to be a drug user to be forever dropped from any and all public assistance.)

              #3. Those shucking jiving people who produce bastard ghetto children,and demand to be paid for same should be surgically sterilized when the first bastard ghetto child is shat into the world. (Yes both da baby daddy and da baby momma).

              #4.Anyone found to be working,”under the table”and collecting any form of welfare should be dropped from all public assistance forever.

              #5. If multigeneration abuse of the welfare system is shown,(great grandma, grandma, mom, and finally daughter all on welfare),all future benefits to be terminated for all.

              #6.The philosophy of useless eaters must make a come back as the average taxpayer,can no longer afford to support useless eaters.(Not people who are truly
              ill, crippled or blind but perfectly healthy welafre moochers who dont want to work).

              #7. Anyone with a felony conviction should be automatically exempt from receiving any and all welfare related benefits.

              #8.Let the tax payers decide who they want to support, on the 1040 there should be a line indicating if you want to support the careeer welfare crown or not.

              #9.No more welfare for any third world illegals who sneak into America, you wouldnt believe how many of them receive EBT, section 8………….

              #10.Personally Id like to see the welfare rolls purged of career welfare moochers, by use of the 22lr to the back of the head. Terminated career welfare moochers do not reproduce the next generation of career welfare moochers.

              #11. If I am going to be forced to support scum why shouldnt I have the option of forcing abortions on welfare mammas, and saving some cash I can ill affort to have extorted from me by the government liberals?

              I do not work seven days a week because I want to support ghetto scum and illegals, I do it for survival of me and mine.

              Rant over

              • And who gets to run this nice little dictator system you have? The govt?
                Mob rule?

                Just curious

                • How about those of us who are forced to support worthless eaters, if we have to support you then we should get to determine if you qualify.
                  1940’s style convulsive electro shock therapy could also be used to help people who have that mental illness known as mooching.

              • If you don’t want to be forced against your will to support people and systems you don’t like….then stop paying taxes. All the bitching and moaning on this web site will change nothing. Hit them where it counts.

            • Sarge just be prepared for the smarter ones at the back of the pack who might have a few beer bottles, some styrofoam, acetone and gasoline.

              Fire is the one that I fear the most followed by overwhelming forces.

              • his arms wide
                do what the swamp fox did


            • sgt dale
              right you are,,,,,,,,,,


          • Howdy, Clint, It’s going to be much worse than what you just outlined. I would gladly take the job if I didn’t already have a good job. Doesn’t pay $80,000, but I can still have a decent standard of living and buy more preps at one time than I would be able to otherwise since I don’t use credit for anything. Besides, I’ll just blow my brains out before I get on the public dole. That’s not me. Never has been and never will be.

        • If this is the hope and change that was promised…I’d like to pass. If an able bodied man won’t work to feed himself or his family…he is useless to society or himself. Unfortunately, with the government intentionally cultivating this type of person…i think we can expect many, many more “Jasons”. Once the gravy train ends, society might cleanse itself of his type…or at least we can hope to.

          • That’s what I’ve been trying to tell people, THIS IS THE HOPE AND CHANGE THAT WAS PROMISED. It was just phrased a lot differently, that’s all…

        • Cloward and Piven

          • BJ,
            You nailed that one , what else would you expect from a community organizer .
            Remember there was a community organizer in the 1930’s who left Europe in a state of destruction. BO, AH name does not matter the results will be the same.
            As Braveheart says when the golden hordes flow out of the urban areas I don’t think we will need our long range instruments as much as we think , it will be up close and dirty CQB .

            It’s going to resemble what occurred on the eastern front in WWII.

            Shovels and bayonets.



            Semper Fi 8541

            • Thanks NB,
              Feels cool to get a kudos from one of the ones on here I’d klike to hang out with and learn from. NJ, too far though from Midwest, and I don’t like it out there. When I was in PA working last year for 7 months, it was hell. People are way different and I was a little tense about being so close to all the big cities and the coast line.

              BTW, I watched Out of The Furnace last night….good movie. Part of the movie took place in the Ramapo Mountain….scary mouintain people there.

              Some CQB knowledge needed too. Sometimes I wish I was rich with nothing but time adn the utmost elite contacts 😉

      3. The typical U.S. household headed by a person age 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35, according to an analysis of census data released Monday. If all of us “old farts” have all of the money, then let us try to elect someone who might be near honest and not be after feathering their own nests.

        They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days, and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

        In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Many of us remember what outhouses were, some of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

        We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Vietnam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America ; we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .

        Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

        It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.”

        You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don’t like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank ‘Kool-Aid.’ Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.

        This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

        Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going, and in 2014 we’re going to the polls by the millions.

        This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to “We the People” and “We the People” plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Grey-Haired Brigade.”

        • WELL SAID! One Thousand thumbs up, my friend! 🙂

          • The O’Bummer Administration is staffed by all of the folks who exited the clown car. The man is a complete embarrassment. 🙁

            • I don’t think they could find their way out of the clown car.

          • It is tragic that there are so many who willingly live off the ‘system’ and have no desire to work. For some, it is a lifestyle they have grown up (several generations) with and learned to use and abuse.

            Despite that, I do see more young adults ‘waking up’ to the lies and promises by Obama.

            • Drove all over KY this weekend with the boys. Saw some beautiful places. What are you near, KY Mom?

              • I live in eastern Kentucky in a rural area. Ashland is the largest city nearby, about an hours drive.

                There are some beautiful places in Kentucky. I especially like the beautiful lakes and mountains.

        • Yep!!!!!!!!!! And we are taking our well raised 20 somethings with us…

        • River-Rat,

          Well said!

          I believe the younger adults are waking up.

          Former Obama Girl, “Mr. Obama, you are the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.”

          Why I’m burning my last bridge with Obama

        • Going to the polls…To funny. You really believing that voting does a thing?????????? Voting hasnt done a thing for decades… Voting is 1 of those illusions they give us to still make us believe we are free…..

          • if voting made a difference, they wouldn’t let us DO IT!

            • The act of voting legitimizes the voter fraud…

              The fewer people that vote, the harder it becomes to stuff the box with fraudulent votes.

        • Every once in a while with all of the crazy things we read here on SHTF, someone authors a truly moving piece. I read this to my wife and couldn’t read it without a little hesitation and a tear in my eye. Thank You…

        • Amen, River-rat, AMEN!

        • Going to the polls for what? To vote in a new bunch of sociopaths?
          We the People aren’t taking back anything by VOTING.

          They want us to THIN we are.

        • @ River Rat,
          Thank you,,,
          one thousand thumbs up!
          we are all starting to feel disgusted with this crap,,,
          Im at the point where I just say no thanks, Im not going to work any harder than it takes to pay the basic bills,,
          I refuse to be one of the folks stuck paying for these idiots,,

          When the dam breaks and the floodwaters are rising, these people on welfare who are riding the system just because they can will be the ones screaming the loudest about their lost entitlements,,

          Thin the heard,,,,

          keep a mental note of these sorts in your comunity,, we have all seen them, we all know the score.
          If they think they will be redistributing the spoils from people like you and I they will be sadly mistaken.
          I know a few “old farts” who I can imagine the hell they would unleash if they got mad and started shooting, some say they are easy targets, most of us know better.
          I know a few of these people that live near me, when they come looking for help they better be better armed and more aware than I am because they wil come in the gate but they will never leave. if we are to that point that people are screaming because their entitlements are gone and they are trying to collect off the rest of us, the time for discussion and hesitation will be past,
          As Sarge says, aim small miss small,, thats going to be my motto, I know my neighbors who are worth helping, I also know the ones who are not. word to the wise, stay the fuck away from my place if you know whats good for you!

          • Lots of folks on board with you.

          • “Get Off My Lawn”

            • Don’t Tempt Fate….Stay AWAY from the gate!

              STOP! Or I will, Bam bam bam bam..Shoot! Bam Bam Bam!

        • River Rat, truer words were never spoken and I’m right there with you. braveheart

          • plagiary: Only the SHADOW knows.(lol)

        • “We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going”

          Hell, I still drive like a bat out of hell, if there’s any guts under the pedal…

          • Beautiful prose, River-rat…just fucking beautiful.

            • I may not be his prose. Check the link above.

              • I don’t care who wrote it, I like it and that’s all that matters to me.

        • Lol. River-Rat. If your generation was so great, then how do you explain raising the younger “bad” generation? Don’t give up on the young people of today. We are starting to realize we were lied to and will choose the better path. It’s just hard for us to get started in this economy. Our time is coming. Keep prepping my older friends.

          • MasterScott.

            How do you explain raising the younger, “bad’ generation?

            People who wrote books about how to raise a child who were full of shit. Most had no children of their own. Then the cultural nuts began introducing their way of life. Everybody wanted to save everybody. Stupid laws were passed. Then those who saw the opportunity to advance their agenda in education took advantage and now we have people like Obama in power.

        • River Rat ,
          This should be made as a sticky for this site , I am one of those ones that have given blood and lost friends , it is up to us to educate the younger ones some will listen , some will not.
          You my friend have expressed in words that I am incapable of saying myself , it is up to our generation one last time to take up the challenge of the Torch Passed to a new generation is not extinguished . May of use have served in foreign lands away from home to keep this evil from our own hearth, from the cold of Korea , the rice patties and jungles of Vietnam to the mountains of Afganistan we know the price of keeping Liberty Alive. Now that threat is at our door step, what is happening in our own country , states removing god given rights at the stroke of a pen making criminals out of common people for possessing property that was legal before those in charge removed those rights that they had no authority to do so.
          As Thomas Payne said generations ago ” these are the times that try men’s souls”
          But I have faith that as long ago some still are willing to defend our god given rights and defy wannabe tyrants , I say this , we have a right to defend ourselves from death , we have a right to the fruits of our labor and property hard earned . We have the RIGHT TO BE FREE MEN.
          We will never surrender .
          Against all enemies foreign and domestic.
          behind every blade of grass.



          Semper Fi 8541

        • Your soliloquy is so touching, but inaccurate…unfortunately you have your generation (babyboomers) confused with my grandparents generation.(I’m 47)
          Boomers became adults in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Financial irresponsibility and instituted social experimentation, along with a massive denial of traditional, social mores began with your generation.

          Simply put: My generation and those younger than I will pay dearly in the future for the greed and gluttony of the babyboomers.

          • Boomers are people born from 1946 to 1964. I’m 55 years old so I’m a boomer baby. I was a young adult in the 80’s. Your math is a little off.

            • alright then, I’ll specify…todays 70-somethings, like my parents, are to blame for this giant mess.

              even if they weren’t part of the free love, socialist thought revolution of the 60’s they were voting in useless politicians that started the debt spiral.

        • This is very well written. But it is written for another time. Voting means nothing, nada, zip. Anyone who thinks that “voting” in 2014 will change ANYTHING is delusional.

          • It was also written by someone else.

            • We get it. He plagiarized the article. There is a link to the original story. Forget about it. It’s still a good article even though he didn’t give credit to the original author. This site isn’t an English class.

        • I can’t believe you got some thumbs down on that. Must be those young ones you were talking about.

        • river rat are you telling me you still have hair?????now I don’t believe that but your words are true and spoken with a whole tongue thank you thank you,,,,,,,i think we may have more that one good fight left

          snake eater

      4. Useless eater.

        It won’t end well for him or anyone else who is completey dependent on the system.

        Enjoy the lobster you POS it won’t be long now.

        • Anonymous, i’m with you. Blessed are anyone who will still pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. Like I said in my earlier post, if they’ll do for themselves, I’ll give them a little help. BUT THE PARASITES WHO WANT TO LIVE ON OUR TAX DOLLARS FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE BE DAMNED!

          • Hey Bravehart- Ho’oponopono

            It’ll do you good my friend.

        • always thought the lobster was somehow related to the cockroach, now I’m sure of it.

        • If I had my way such people would be enjoying an intercardial injection of sodium evapan,chloral hydrate, or phenyol, rather than lobster.

      5. Having refused the offer of a job on camera should have been all it takes to get his benefits terminated immediately.

        The state should also seize his guitars, SUV, and any other property of value in his possession and sell it, to pay back some of the money he has stolen from the taxpayer.

        • Smokey: Life is full of surprises, imagine if his first album goes platinum and he has to pay out zillions in taxes. LMAO!!! 🙂

          • I hope he aint singing country…

            • SO: No offense, but this guy has “country” tattooed all over him. Or is he just a “billy-rat”? Besides, he will make those zillions singing the blues about his poverty and immediately have an audience of 100 million Americans who identify with him.

              I can see it now: he cuts one record, sells it on social media like an “app”, it goes viral, he makes a few million, and then disappears into the one hit wonders of record industry trivia.

              Isn’t that how Billy Ray Cyrus got his start? And the guy who wrote “Transfusion”? 🙂

              • dk- you have inspired me! Got my guitar, heading to Nashville. I’m just glad that talent isn’t required these days. 🙂

                • SO: Now that’s SCARY you in N’ville(lol)! You take care my friend.

      6. Yes, it’s scary! Jason Greenslate can come over and hoe our garden and put fresh lime in the outhouse. What a waste of oxygen! Does he have parents? Wonder how many of his ilk will show up when things go south?

        • How many? Exactly NONE. That’s the way it goes.

      7. $80,000 a year driving a truck? I don’t think most truck drivers get paid even half that. Where did Hannity get that figure from?

        • Maybe the oil fields you can make 80. But long hauling.. not even. And in the oil fields you have to have hazmat endorsements which is not easy to obtain. Hannity is always sensationalizing his shitspew. How good of a story would it be if it read, “man wont work 70 hours a week and live like a dog in a truck for 32,000 a year before taxes”?

          • It is in the Oil field of western North and South Dakota, NO PLACE TO LIVE THOUGH. You cannot live in a travel trailer during the Winter there you will freeze to death. It does get severely cold even before the Wind chill kick in, and man does the wind blow thru there. -40 and lower is not uncommon before the wind.

        • A freind of mine went there and he does driving and roust about work… 2013’s take…. 86,000.00 before taxes. Very hard work and not so geat living but he has a millitary retirment and in three years his home is paid for up here and he quits and relaxes. They live in a used motorhome they bought.

        • A semi regular part of his show is to demonstrate how the energy boom in North Dakota and Texas are causing demand based wages. Supposedly an experienced rig hand can get 100k just by showing up…how much of that is overtime is unknown to me. However, living in an oil producing state and knowing a few of these guys…they EARN their money. Couple that with below zero temps…and I can see why they might pay that much.

          • OAG…The corps get the money for free, the govt gets their cut of the honest labor and the rest of the take home gets paid back into “the system” via homes, fuel, food, etc, etc…

            The “high wages” are the perfect bait…the whole thing stinks.

            They know that these people are the last of the tough, the last of the producers, the last with pride.

            They are doing whatever they can to break these folks and those of us who are self-employed.

            These bastards just don’t realize that we will never let them win no matter what they do.

            Regardless of how pissed off that God is with us, there is no way that satan will win. Some of us may not make it to the other side, but NONE of them will.

          • I drove a truck for 25 years and a 80,000 dollar fedex driving job is total BS You may get that as a gross income if your a owner operator but then you have to deduct FUEL, Insurance and a minimum of 500 buck a week truck lease/payment so your 80 grand a year is total crap. Even as a 35 to 40K company driver after 5 years sonority still has to pay all there road expense’s, go eat 3 meals a day at a truck stop so auto deduct 30 bucks minimum right there or 9,000 bucks a year in road expense’s, Don’t forget the new DOT physical you must pass which is why I cant drive anymore!!!

        • Dakota fracking boom. More work than people… But you have to actually work.

          • Right. Jason Greenslate wouldn’t last a week there!!!

      8. Communist and socialist states ultimately collapsed as people lost any incentive to work. Why work when you have a rice bowl that is unbreakable, in this case, a lobster pot. The highly effective work ethic is how this country was built and free handouts will be how this country will be destroyed. The handouts are occuring at every level, from the working class to the bankers and Wall Street ‘fat cats’.

        • I have lost my incentive to work because I refuse to be party to paying for this ilk,,
          I see it every time I go to the supermarket,, almost everyone in line has an EBT card. I say screw em,, you want it work for it!

        • Firing squads have a way of making the lazy suddenly develop an instant work ethic! 🙂

        • Firing squads have a way of making the lazy suddenly develop an instant work ethic! 🙂

      9. I wonder why those who claim to want to help the people in these dark times would then stir division and hatred toward the people on public assistance when the JP Morgan and the banks not only set up the welfare state for their benefit but they are the reason why we have starving people and the reason why we are all getting ready for the times here and ahead, are these the words someone who loves the people or of whisperers deceivers and accusers

        We are all awakening
        unite and fight
        Blessed are the Poor and the Meek

        • Yea, blesed are the poor and the meak,
          and damned are the leaches on society.

          • Kulafarmer, I’ll bless the poor and meek, but the leaches will be damned, especially if I confront them with Bertha.

        • Blessed are the poor, I don’t have any problem with people who genuinely need help receiving it AS LONG AS THEY’RE STILL WILLING TO DO SOMETHING FOR IT. I don’t remember the exact scripture but the Bible says god helps those who help themselves. In other words, as long as they’re willing to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and put their nose to the grindstone, i’ll be glad to give them some help. BUT THERE’S NO WAY I’LL HELP THEM MAKE A LIFETIME CAREER OF LIVING ON OTHER PEOPLE’S TAX MONEY.

          • If you truly want to thin the herd. All lifeline will need to be cut. 50% of this country is useless.

          • Guess who else is making nice livings off other people’s tax money? Yep, our wonderful federal, state and local public “servants”. At least they have to show up at a worksite every day to pretend to work…

        • We are mad at the system for allowing them to get into this situation to begin with, I would say most here would treat the rich or the poor the same as long as they acted respectful and grateful in a collapse. We are getting here due to this corrupt democratic party allowing all our free money going to buy off votes to the needy and not the willing. That is why we are pissed doesnt matter color.

          • …and all of the bribe money going to terrorists in other countries doesn’t help either.

      10. Chuck him and the rest of Ridgemont High in the Pacific. Maybe the Japanese radiation will straighten his brain out. Free chemo! Tax payers spare no expense on this one. Now that’s a Obama care medical miracle.

        • Buzzfix, you’ve got the right idea. Fukushima would do wonders for the freeloaders.

      11. I fear Jason is just the poster child for millions more like him. Why work when the so-called safety net has become a hammock?

        • exactly….a hammock, with a feather pillow, a new cell phone, car, food, rent…need I go on?

        • Worse still is that you can almost guarantee he’ll father a child or two at some point, & then bitterly resent being asked to support his own offspring.

          How do you think welfare momma’s are created? The cycle starts with a “Daddy” like this!

      12. I’ll take the job, where do I apply? =)

        • Williston, North Dakota. Have a Class A cdl and HAZMAT. they will start you @ just around 75 first year and be making 100 in 3.

          • I’m pretty sure that slug doesn’t have a Class A cdl and HAZMAT, so what would Hannity have done if he had said yes? Backpedaled.

      13. Can’t say we didn’t warn you!

        The Great Society has arrived with all its grandeur.

      14. Jason needs the shit kicked out of him.

        • By the time someone’s finished, there wouldn’t be anything left but a smile and a pair of tennis shoes!

          • then someone would need to wipe that smile right off.

        • Wrong, Jason needs more than that. He also needs to be cut off entirely from our tax money. We need to get back to the days when a man refused to take his ass to work he just starved himself to death. that’s how it was when I was growing up back in the 60s. the day is coming when these programs will totally run out of revenue. there’s already been 2 budget cuts to food stamps with more to come and at least a million people kicked off unemployment with more to come. It’s going to be horrific when TSHTF, but it needs to happen. This nation needs to take some pepto bismol and clean itself out. It will happen, just give it time.

      15. Who did that retail worker think was going to do those maintenance tasks? I worked in a convenience store back when that was a new idea. I had to sweep and scrub all the floors, including the bathroom. I had to sweep the entire parking lot. We didn’t have leaf blowers; I had to use a push broom. I had to sort the soft drink bottles by company. I had to straighten up and refill the cooler shelves with drinks, beer, and wine. I had to fill the cigarette racks. I had to dust and face the grocery shelves. I had to close out the cash register, count the money, and do a report. I had to read the gas pumps to check for sales and see if any was stolen. Then I had to lock up the store and ride a bicycle for miles in the dark to get home (no street lights in the country).

        BTW, I’d learn to drive a big rig if I could get $80,000 per year. A couple of years would buy a lot of supplies.

        • Well, do as I did and pay 5,000 for training, get the HAZMAT along with the Homeland Security Background check, piss in cups and piss in cups and give hair samples, fill out 15 page applications, get interviewed- piss in more cups and then you can trade every waking moment of your life for money. Learn to put on truck chains @ 40 below with a wind chill of 75 below. Stand in line for everything including a shower, eat cold food and undercooked garbage after standing in line to get a table for over priced swill. Learn to live in the sleeper of said truck which is WAY smaller than a jail/prison cell. And drive into a situation that is nothing less than a nightmare with wrecks to the left of you and wrecks to the right. The death tool in the oil patch from truck and car wrecks is staggering. And after a year of 80 to 100 hour weeks, you will realize that hell really is on earth. Not a balanced life at all.

          • Should have read you post before I posted below.

            What you described is the life of slavery and taxes that they want for all of us.

            • Absolutely.

            • Life of slavery…Im there…7 day weeks..never off for holidays…..no day off for 4 to 6 months at a time…and just 1 day off then…BUT I AM SURVIVING! 🙂

          • Been there done that. When I was in my 20’s I remember one time when I worked one week solid. Slept in the truck. I think i was at the house maybe 4 hours that week. I couldn’t spell my name after that week. People think that work in the energy industry is easy money. In reality it takes one tough SOB to work out there and be successful. And yes the Rednek is one tough SOB.

        • No one really wants to live or work in Williston, ND.

        • Archivist, you forgot to mention your wage…I’ll take a stab.

          Inception of the convenient store…1980 give or take…$4 hr. In 1980, I did the same thing but in a decent sized grocery store. Was 19 at the time.

          Earned $3.70 hr. Minimum wage was $2.30 hr. at the time.

          You made more money if the boss/owner felt you were a producer, trustworthy and COVERED THEIR ASS WITHOUT FAIL.

          We wore a white shirt, tie and nice dress slacks. It was an expected and an honor to have a job in the community.

          • I remember working in the 80’s for $2.65 an hour, double shifts at least 4 days a week and shift-and-a-half the rest of the week. I remember working 3 shifts back to back once, when I was a rent-a-cop during a strike…the starting reg hourly was double and double that again for OT. My top hourly was still only $11.00 OT.

            • That is why we are broken now. I am on the mend from a deal that has been bothering me for a few years and had an op to get it fixed. (All out of pocket and we have “insurance”…fuck that.)

              I finally realized that the good folks in my life and that I trust, wanted to see me get better…most importantly, I also realized that I couldn’t protect my family and friends as I wanted with the issue.

              Ah, the good ole days…

          • I started working in a convenience store in 1974 at $2.00 per hour, minimum wage.

        • Archivist, I worked in a supermarket 1973-1975. I especially remember the glass soda bottles in the wooden crates. when the bottles were full, those things were heavy. I had to do all of the same things you did with the same equipment. Man, those were the days.

          • Working in a convenience store was frustrating sometimes, especially the customers. When it got really bad, I would go in the back room, grab a wooden drink crate, and smash it to bits on the floor. I would feel better. Then I would go put 35 cents in the cash register to pay the deposit on the crate.

        • I owned and drove truck for more than 50 years. And I never ever even came close to making $80,000 in a year. You get paid by the mile. Don’t matter if your just a driver or owner operator. Legally you can only be on duty for 11 hours. So your very lucks to be able to actually drive 10 hours per day. And your lucky if you average 50 miles per hour. so 500 miles In a day. at 32 cents about $160 per day. Take out cost of meals time spent loading & unloading. Fueling & Layovers .time spent doing paperwork. and then you get cheated on your miles because they go by the (household movers guide) rather than hub miles. You end up clearing about a $100 per day. so drivers make about 35 thousand to at best 50 thou per year. I heard about the job in the Dakota oil field paying 80 grand. So I checked it out. They want a owner operator. There are no 80 grand jobs for just a driver.

          • Aha! Bring own truck, insurance, bond, tx ID and credit card.

            In the immortal words of Gomer Pyle…

            “Surprise!, surprise!, surprise!!!

          • so did I and ran over loaded, used four log books at times, popped speed and burnt home heating oil before the fuel color change and still couldn’t make a good living, if I was old and needed medical insurance, I would have been in real trouble.

      16. These”people” will be the first to fall when shtf, I’m sure they don’t make enough to stock up on food and bullets let alone even think the train is going to stop. Oh when the hungry come knocking or kicking down my door they’ll get their entitlements from me, and I won’t even have to waste bullets. refrigerant and a —–

      17. Colleges used to teach western civilization. They taught us how giving america the beautiful is to the rest of the countries. They talked about how we should hold our heads high and be proud to be an american!
        Colleges do not teach this anymore. They say americas is at fault for our worlds problems. They teach our young adults not to “offend” anyone.
        I say enough of this foolishness. We are proud americans, if you are “offended” then you are not american and you are welcome to leave.

      18. Sign of the times? No we allowed these things to happen. Reinstate the draft teach the boy some skills. We may be depending on those people to run the country. Ah hell who am I kidding. This is the 47% that was talked about in the last elections. Stock up on toilet paper we are all up shits CREEK an that guy has the paddle.

      19. good for you jason, but time is running out. I hope you wake up one day.

      20. 11 March 2014, 1545 hours. Led into an office and was told, after 16 years of work, I was being RIFF’d. I didn’t throw a temper tantrum, just listened to the HR rep read out the script, what was and wasn’t. The next day, after absent mindedly setting the alarm clock for 0530 wake up buzz, I got up. Then, I remembered…I sat in the chair for nearly 4 hours not really watching the news, but it was on – numbness set in. For those 4 hours, I realized the brutal reality of this situation.
        I went to the requisite web site for Unemployment claim, set there, contemplating. “Should I, or shouldn’t I?”
        Last time ever set foot inside an Unemployment office, it was after I got out of the Marines, and that was over 40 years ago. Now, it’s all computerized. But the same feeling crept over me…disgust, demeaning experience. Pride? You bet. Why? I was raised and trained to improvise, adapt, overcome. Then another fact – no one hires over 60. No degree. Just a crap load of experience in electronics communications systems. More experience and training than those that hold advanced degrees.

        And then, there’s this article of a 29 something that lives the life of Riley. (Yep, heard those radio shows on a Zenith Transoceanic Radio…). Anger is setting in. I’m not angry at my former employer, they were darn good to me. I’m more angry at the system, the same system that we paid into to support people that game it and don’t have a sense of self-worth.

        I’m also angry and perturbed that, as a people of this Country, that we fell asleep at the switch. The switch that has a blinking light above it “Bullshit alert!” is blinking on and off at 32 Hz. And 53.3% of the population just looks at it as another pretty blinking light – all the while – over 70 to 100 years of manipulation and planning has brought the economy of the world nearly to it’s knees.

        I explain this to other people, and am given the look. You know, “Look, he has three heads…”. I prep, been more serious now than in the last 35 years. No, I’m not some FNG to the prep “scene”, just low profile, OpSec minded to the point where if you were to take a picture of my license plate, you’d see squat. Makes for some interesting LEO stops, I can tell you that…

        *Ahem-I digress* I apologize for the rant, to one and all. I will adapt. I will improvise. I will over come. I won’t be like this kid in the article. I won’t allow it to happen. I have more pride in myself than that.
        Be well all.

        • Cat Herder–if you paid employment taxes, take it.

          • Unemployment taxes are paid by the company to the Federal and State Government. Employees are never taxed on it. That said, he is still entitled to unemployment benefits.

        • Got to the part regarding whether or not to take unemp…From lastman, “get the fuck in there and sign up!!!”

          I had GREAT employees for years. They worked 9 months and were off 3. They were industrious and found how to deal with the 3. It was called finding a temp job to fill the void. They made great wages and overtime during the year for our area. I paid into the system all year and these guys would NOT sign up. I even told them to. Every quarter/month (can’t remember) I would write a fucking check to unemp insurance. I paid in 10’s of thousands of $ to the state and my hard-working guys deserved it.

          The only one that benefited was the state…I was forced to pay this money and I didn’t get a choice in who got it.

          Sign up and get some of MY MONEY BACK! PLEASE!!! Especially since you are a veteran…We love veterans!

          ok, back to the rest of your post…be advised, if I find anything else wrong with it, I’ll be back on your ass!

          “don’t go down without one helluva fight”

        • I’m back. Start a small biz. Even if you can work a few days a week, you will be able to make as much money as you were before.

          The scariest path is the one you WANT and must take. It is the only one that will produce the results that you want.

          Cat. Get my money back. Use it to set your biz up and get on that scary path. Semper Fi Marine.

          • Lastmanstanding, Jay-Jay, Dobiemom, et al; I will do just that – start a small business. Something in the firearms realm. I also will get back what was paid in for the unemployment item as well. I have 16 weeks of severance pay – (1 week for every year worked.). As regards you being “on my arse”…ain’t nothing but a thing…had gunnies that were hard as nails, but meant well in their lessons they taught. And I learned them too.
            When I get the stuff up and operational (got a bit of a learning curve to get through), I’ll let you and all know.
            Scary paths – sort of like the “fork in the road” quote by Yogi Berra…”If you see a fork in the road – take it!”
            Still pissed though – but channeling it to productive pisstivity.
            Semper Fi.

      21. And people wonder why we are stacking ammo….sheesh

      22. River-Rat… We old geezers or baby boomers are not all typical 40+ times weathier than people half our age. Social security is the only thing keeping tens of millions of older American’s out of severe poverty. Should we give this money to the bankers too? The gray haired fogies can’t and won’t do anything to change anything. They will vote, as if that matters.

      23. Faith of the Fallen,
        Not sure if you seen my response to your NE AR SE MO post, but I responded.

        Not sure what kind of help you’ve hired here to help you but the desk has been empty with no one at the helm a lot lately. That little bell you have there on the desk that says “ring for service” isn’t working. Maybe you need more help or better help…..maybe that 29 year old would take a job moderating for ya. 2-6 hours seems like an excessive time for posts to be moderated and show up, just sayin…..

      24. the maturing young adults under educated poor generations (generation ‘y-not’) under age 40 , are the new evolving predatory class .

        they will increasingly prey upon the older dying generations of zog amerika .

        class warfare at it’s best .

        the older generations since 1913 preyed upon the younger generations with tax debt slavery And now the youngsters with no hope of a future , will prey upon the old ones with brutal crimes and theft .

        it’s come full circle .

        which are you , pred or prey ???


        • I always preferred to prey on the predators when I was younger…nothing was more satisfying to me, than to send a bully home with his tail between his legs, whining for mamma.

        • You have at best 60 seconds to be all you can be. That’s about as
          long as any of us can physically exert ourselves at full power. But
          the essential requirement for a combative system is to put you in
          control of the situation. Dr. Paul Whitesell, a psychologist at the
          Ft. Wayne, Indiana Police Academy says it best in a research paper
          he prepared entitled, The Psychology of Intimidation and Physical
          Conflict in the Police Profession. “There are basically two types
          of attack: predatory and defensive. Predatory attack is very
          purposeful or directed. It is pronounced, offensive, dedicated,
          committed. Defensive aggression is frantic and wild.”

          • So what makes or breaks an aggressive encounter is, who is in control of themselves, then can control the situation?

            • exactly .

              if defending :

              always step back from the first initial attack . evade and put something solid a obstacle from the environment around you in the attackers path . to give yourself time to assess , how many attackers with what type of weapons physical threats to you , then decide how to react properly . defend brutally with deadly crippling force or flee to safety .

              if attacking : use surprise shock and awe – environment camo concealment of surrounding area , use your environment to trap your prey and strike swiftly with a determined purpose , you have 30 seconds to break down subdue or kill the prey . if you can’t then break off the attack . and reassess . if you go past 30 seconds you risk greater physical injury to yourself , maybe death due to physical exhaustion and the involvement of others (a greater threat to you) defending your prey .


      25. They are in every community…there will be nowhere to hide.

      26. maybe I should quit my $80,000 a year job so I can quit supporting warmongers and welfare rats. I am about ready….

        • Ugly, I hear that, after we work 80 hours a week to fill the war mongers coffers with more ammo to kill people that only threaten the very same fatfvks that steal from us.. Sure, Jason might be a creep and a slug, but how many dollars did he put towards dead babies, depleted uranium munitions, physically and emotionally scared returning vets, etc.? Makes for a head shaking moment doesn’t it?

          • 02, my job only pays me $45,000 a year, which means I don’t pay AS MUCH IN TAXES to support the parasites as I would at $80,000 per year, so there is a silver lining in the cloud after all.

          • 02, the only tax the parasites pay is a sales tax when they buy something. They don’t pay FICA, SS, or anything else. Must be nice. they don’t even file income tax returns.

        • If it holds together I retire in 23 months.
          No more supporting zombie mopes.
          Will not be paying all those taxes to support zombie mopes, like this guy and all those welfair babies.
          S.T.S.F.P. N.R. N.S. N.REB

        • Ugly, Have some lobster and drink some Chamripple (from Sanford and Son) and think about it some more.

      27. May have to copy and paste links. Pass this around.

        The East Haven one was the one that threated to kick in John Cinques door and takr his guns… actuully said he could not wait to be given the order.

        WARRIOR CLASS 3;

        Public records show this:

        Joseph J Peterson
        111 Borrmann Rd
        East Haven, CT
        Age: 45-49

        Nice place huh? http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/111-Borrmann-Rd-East-Haven-CT-06512/57909210_zpid/

        Was an East Haven Cop before Branford. East Haven just had cops go to jail over violating civil rights.
        They were called “The Bullies with Badges” and he fir right in in that Dept I imagine.

        Here is who he is. ALL public info readily available on the net. Typical Nazi looking cop.

        Now also in CT they had that other one, LT Paul Vance, who told the woman “I am the master” …….remember HIM?
        Yup, that guy. The one who also threatened to jail anyone posting info about Sandy Hook at one point.
        He is also public record and available on many public domain websites, like this one: 411.com where that other Peterson was listed:
        Paul P Vance
        24 Bonna St
        Beacon Falls, CT
        Age: 60-64
        Then just cruise on over to zillow to see his digs:

        Only worth 1/2 a million. Living in squalor, the MASTER is.

        Pass this around like the list of Politicians was passed around. They know where WE are, why not the other way around. It *IS* publicly available info after all.

        I’ve written to both and expressed my disappointment in them and the system.

        Maybe 50,000 people should do the same.

        This info was form 411.com and Zillow.com

      28. The only good news is that the gravy – train has already jumped the tracks… and this sack of sh!t will be one of the casualties.

        • He could still be of some use. They could grab a handful of that long, pretty hair and give him a few “for the team”…

      29. The part about all of this that just makes my blood boil is that our own media, our own government, implores us to FEEL SORRY FOR THE POOR. Sorry. Not a bit. This is still America. And the worms gotta eat, too.

        • We should feel empathy for the poor, BUT NOT FOR THIS GUY’S TYPE. They are NOT one and the same.

        • Yes, the poor. Obviously this guy is not poor he’s just abusing the system. It’s called empathy and this guy doesn’t deserve any.

      30. This is the type of SCUM that make you want to say let the whole damn thing fall apart and let SCUM like this starve.

        • Im with you on that one Sarge,,,
          I see it all the time, and am sick and tired of it. I wont work my ass off to support these people, if it means I have to make do with less than so be it.

        • Oh, Sarge, starve they will.
          No doubt in my mind. Or get shot.

        • Sarge, that day is coming faster than anyone thinks. the whole thing will fall apart and the scum will starve. if they come to my place, they’ll get shot.

        • His day is coming Sgt…the waves won’t be so “tasty”.

        • Look, it’s true this guy is abusing the system, but to say you hope he starves? Don’t you think that’s a little cold?

          • No, not really. He doesn’t need the $200 to maintain life each month, he’s using it as a fiscal garnish, get some luxuries, like the lobster. He won’t starve, he has some form of income.

            So, yeah, I hope he never gets another lobster tail, T-bone, or imported brewski, until he earns the money to pay for it himself.

      31. PO’d Patriot, that’s what’s called a ‘wigger’. A white male who wants to be like a black male. Why anyone wants to be like them is beyond me.

        • Yes, “A rose by any other name is still a rose.”

        • That is pure 100% white trash. A white boy wanna be rock star trying to live like a rich white trash
          dope head rock star.

      32. I wouldn’t work for $80,000 either.

        I want a job paying $175,000 with health insurance,pension,
        office,expenses & insider trading benefits that someone else is paying for,like the Republicans/Teas in Congress.
        Redistribution Socialist living on my tax dollar.

        • TR.
          Why aim low? Go higher dude and be a dem in senate and earn the mega-million lotto….

        • Cousin Eddie, is that you, Clark.

        • republicans, you’re way off base, the libs started it and now they all do it and people like you keep voting the same crooks back in office.

        • TR, whose fantasy world have you been in?

      33. Go watch his last video on bill orielly, just google his name jason greenslate. He gets 200 a month on snap and lives in San Diego. You ever been there and seen that cost of living? We should all be amazed that this guy can actually exist with his lifestyle on that. He actually said that he hopes his music makes him rich so he can get off snap and pay his way. He is not someone to be hated as a single woman with 2 kids gets housing paid for, food paid for, medical paid for, and cash money from the same system. Food stamps output in 2000 was 17.1 billion, 2013-79.9 billion. Now who is really at fault here people? IF there were decent jobs that didn’t get shipped out of this country by crooked politicians, we wouldn’t be having this discussion because they wouldn’t have to keep 50 million people from burning this place to the ground when they are starving BECAUSE OF THEIR ACTIONS. Don’t hate the Jason’s of the world, it is a misdirection to keep you from leveling the cross hairs on the ones that really are your enemy. Jason didn’t ruin this country, 79.9 billion on foodstamps to 50 million out of luck fvked over people by the stinking bankers/pols/corps did.

        • 02,
          Finally, someone on this site not accepting what is placed directly in front of them, and looking beyond the obvious!! Good on you, mate!!!

        • I lived in Chula Vista when I was stationed at 32nd street. I lived in a huge apartment complex off of “H” street. Went to Southwestern Community College.

          It is pretty—and expensive, even in the poorer parts. Imperial beach was just a dream for people like me. Yes, I know San Diego.

        • Of course you’re right. I remember when I made that same point on here, I got buried in red thumbs for it. Glad to see things have changed a little since.

        • You got it .02, nailed it on the head. Everyone needs to direct their anger in the right direction, bullets need to go down range and be on target, not misfired in the booth. The anger should be placed at the top.
          1. Bankers, specifically wolrd globalist bankers
          2. corporations /politicians this is a tie for 2nd place.

      34. Lobsters are bottom feeders.Let’s feed Jason to the lobsters.


        • And 50 million other Americans as well? Going to be some mighty fat lobsters after we rid ourselves of this welfare crowd.

          • We don’t need to dump all of them—just the Jason’s.

      35. IT’S TIME FOR A HERD CULL!!!!

      36. This kind of crap has been going on since the inception of Well-Fare. ( which ain’t fair ) Yet it is a crime to feed wild animals, because they become dependant on the handouts and can’t fend for themselves…

      37. The New American Poll Questions for 2014–

        How confident are you?

        a. -10%
        b. -5%
        c. -0.2%
        d. 0%
        e. 0.1%
        f. 0.5%
        g. 1%
        h. where is America?

        • h

          • close enough….

      38. Disclaimer: No actual words were harmed in the production of this comment.

        Trucking ain’t for sissies. I doubt if Jason has what it takes. Here’s just a few of the chores from a typical day in the truck-

        The day starts around 3 am, although the schedule is never the same for any two days.
        Wade through the mud, snow or ice to hook/unhook trailer at drop yard.
        Pre-trip inspection shows trailer has a flat tire (or missing mud flap or burned out tail light or leaky air line or…)
        Drive 25 miles to repair shop.
        Wait 3 hours to get in repair shop.
        Fight rush hour traffic in (insert name of large city here) to get to warehouse.
        Wait 3 more hours to get freight loaded.
        Drive 25 miles, then stop at truckstop to weigh truck and get fuel.
        Wait in line half hour to get to fuel pumps.
        Grab a cold corn dog for breakfast, wash down with stumpwater coffee. (yum)
        Drive 4 more hours, get pulled into weigh station.
        Spend 45 minutes getting truck inspected by Barney Fife.
        Truck passes inspection but Barney cites you anyway. Seems one of the peel and stick numbers on the rig has come off, therefore “an accurate and legible vin number is not clearly displayed on the vehicle.”
        Make temporary repair with a sharpie ink marker so Barney will let you go.
        Drive 2 more hours, stop and chain up to get down Cabbage Hill. (never heard of it? look it up, it’s famous)
        Drive another hour (at 22 mph) then stop and remove chains. We have a highly technical term for chain removal. it’s called “unchaining”
        Drive another hour.
        Stop at Maybel’s Famous Cuisine. (Their motto- ‘The greasiest greasy spoon in America) Pay $14 for a plate of soggy fries, a meat-type substance and some watery tea. The food is horrible, but Rolaids are complimentary. That’s why I stop.
        Drive two more hours, then stop for the night. Parking lot is jammed full, so park on the street (right next to the ‘No Parking’ sign. They don’t mind, really.)
        Make the short walk into the truckstop for showers, restroom break, etc. Note- by Federal Law, all truckstop showers must be cleaned and sanitized yearly, whether they need it or not.
        Once you’ve cleaned up, rested and done a bit of socializing with fellow drivers, hit the sack. You have a whopping 4 hours till tomorrow and you can start it all again!

        • When trucking stops, America stops!

          Dead Mans pass or Cabbage Hill? The Blues are great! Paint Your Wagon, dude!

          Don’t go 66, the OSP will nail you!!!!

          • do you realize the hassles that truckers are going thru to get a license today. with Has Matt endorcement, it’s over 800. and after April, they have to get a physical from a doctor appointed by the DOT.

        • Smokie–Is Cabbage Hill akin to Monteagle in Tennessee??

      39. We spend $59 billion on social welfare programs, but more than $92 billion on corporate subsidies. According to the Environmental Law Institute, fossil fuel industries alone get more than $70 billion in subsidies….But this loser gets $189 a month? I see alittle misplaced anger here…

      40. Clyde Lewis – It is a very bad sign when the United States has relinquished its power of the internet.
        This will go into effect next year.

        While you weren’t paying attention,
        The Inquisitr reported : “Over the weekend, the Obama administration announced that the Federal Gov. Will Not
        Renew a management contract with the Internet Corporation
        for Assigned Names and Numbers when the existing one expires next year. The decision appears to follow a
        proposal by the European Union to establish “a clear
        timeline” to take the company and the Internet duties it
        performs Global.”

        Will everyone lose the freedom of the internet?
        Will it end up being controlled?

      41. My favorite pitstop is still Wamsutter.

        • Wamsutter? Wamsutter Wyoming? ahhh… the memories. I’ve been snowbound there twice (this year). I love the west, especially the northwest!!
          Used to frequent the Boise Stage Stop but the cafe isn’t what it used to be.
          Eden has a nice travel center.
          And the Baker Truck Corral is still standing.

          • My second favorite pitstop in traveling sales days was King Hill. Haven’t had eggs at Farm-House in Wendell in long time. Need to get on sales road again….

      42. Has anybody ever been to Drewsey, Oregon? It is not too far from Brothers, Hampton, and Juntura–if that helps….

      43. Really, you can’t smell the propaganda in this?! “No, this has got to be EVERY SINGLE welfare recipient out there!”.

      44. Nice to see some good-old-fashioned racism gets 30+ upvotes. I agree this guys not a model for success, but did you really have to go there?

        • Lucky Jason’s last name isn’t Greenberg, we’d really be in for it.

      45. before we throw actuations towards this situation of this blinded man. we must check the board in our own eye. are we so special to belittle this lost soul. i doubt it.


        River-Rat here: with some thoughts from the bank. Too those that want to take over, invade or whatever to this country; I believe some have forgot that in this wonderful country of ours, we have many combat veterans, young and old, hey some were humping somewhere in combat yesterday and ordering a Quarter-pounder with fries today from their home town Mickey D’s. I know that the Russians, Chinese’s and for the most part, other countries are well trained. But, the vast majority is young and has never; tasted, smelled, or saw real combat up close and personal. Never dove for cover under fire, tried to hide in a rut in the road, used a vine for cover, or just curled up in a ball praying that the rounds and fling steel will just stop, a lot of us have been there. They will learn like we did, so it is our mission to see that it doesn’t last that long for them to learn. When it starts and it will soon, we must take it to them whomever they maybe, with a vengeance like never seen before on the face of this earth. We must end it quick and show absolutely no mercy. Time grows short; prepare mind, body, and soul for the approaching times.

        NOMI should we give!

      47. Can someone explain something to me? Why does the current generation wear their hats backwards, is it because they don’t want to look to future? Or are they just living in their past. I have been told by many; we just live for the day, why live for tomorrow there is nothing there for us. One of the BIG PROBLEM’S, we are facing. Oh well, from the river bank.
        NOMI should we give!

      48. “So let us enjoy this period of relative stability while we can.”

        What stability?


      49. Rather than condemn this man, it is more useful to look at the perverse incentives out there and why what he is doing is a perfectly rational response. It is human to want to enjoy life and pursue what is important to you. This man wants to be a musician in a band (let’s leave the issue of talent and ability to one side for now). He has prioritized this in his life and the babes and the rock and roll lifestyle are just part and parcel of being in a band. If he wanted to be a doctor, he would be hanging out at medical conventions and lectures, and banging women with science PhDs.

        Right now, the economic system is so messed up, the tax system is so messed up, and the welfare and benefits system and working conditions are so messed up, it is no surprise people behave the way they do. Rather than giving homilies to the soul-satisfying attributes of hard work (wasn’t it Reagan who once said “Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it!”), it is better to focus on fixing the macro-economy and its incentives and then you will see human behavior adjust accordingly.

        • @Frank Thoughts,.
          You, .02 and Gods Creeation are the most rationaled on here today with this subject who have thought through this with critical thinking. Scary that most preppers, especially those who call themselves Christian, are still stuck in the matrix and old (wrong) way of thinking. And some of them are just down right mean spirited with hearts full of hate, all misdirected albeit.

          So many just don’t understand that it is going to take heart to survive what’s coming, and even then it may not be God’s will for everyone to survive it on this side of the grass. All this tough talk, OPSEC, molon labe, aome and take it, yada yada yada. Yes there will coem a time to defend, when there is NO other choice left. And each will have to listen to God through the spirit to know what and when to do what for each individual person/family. Sometimes it might be to give a hand, to have heart and compassion even in the face of what seems wrong or impossible. It is not up to us to decide….it is God’s decision and it is God who we need to listen to. And you can look at thousands of years of history to know that God has a different vision and wisdom than man does and he rarely if EVER did things a conventional way that man would think to do.

          My point is there is a time to be shrewd, clever, cunning and WISE. But there is also a time for heart adn compassion and to stop thinking as of old in the matrix. Forget what you think is old conservative ways of thinking, that is the brainwashing TPTB taught your grandparents, parents and you. Yeah I grew up with hard stuff to go through and not in a fmaily with money. I have worked hard my whole life adn did what I had to to survive and support my family. I believe in God, His son Jesus adn the Holy Spirit, and the Bible. I believe in old ways and conservatism too…..but I understand just enough to know that we have been dooped, screwed over, lied to and robbed. And not from BO or Bush or the right or the left…..But from the international money lenders, the corps and ALL POLI TICS. They want us to fall for the Overton Windows, the Hegelian Dialect, the two partys system, and to infight adn be fractured a million times…that way the 99% will never consolidate adn wake up anb direct all their indignant anger in the right direction.

          Ok, I typed way more than I like….rant off.

      50. really tells you how broken shit is, doesn’t it?

        I have run across people like this in my life..scary.

        the only reason they exist is because we allow it, and than its backed up by our failed system, and we still don’t stand as a wall against it
        I fear that these 2nd amendment right push backs may also end up watered down, and less and less people standing up for what they know is right and standing against what they know is wrong, allowing chinks in our armor to open exposing us to the tyranny that is just waiting to explode in our government

      51. limit the purchasing capabilities with vouchers, like the WIC program by outlining exactly what can be bought with said vouchers… remove all atm-style ebt cards… set severe time limits for assistance and limit the “baby machines” to 2 children included in coverage…

        then abolish the entire welfare system and never restart it nor anything like it…

        no, it IS NOT my job nor any other taxpayer’s job to support the immoral and characterless parasites of our society…

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

      52. Is it just me, or does anybody else find themselves rutin’ for Putin?
        Now that is messed up, eh ? Mr. P, do US a favor, put one right up their ass in DC.
        I swear, when I run the mental exercise, I can’t see how it wouldn’t help.
        This shitshow is so upside-down, screwed up, and backwards, it will never be fixed. It needs to be flushed. The beurocracy, rules, inflated .gov salaries, spending and pensions. The police state mentality. The grifters and teet suckers at every level. Go out and bust your ass for a living, and try to create somthing….. And you feel like a chump. You. Are. A. Chump. Pay up sucker.
        Suckers. That’s what we are. Chumps and suckers.

      53. he probably couldn’t pass a drug test anyway

      54. This has been a problem for a long time, even in the late 70’s in NWOh my mom and I went to the grocery store for my grandpa, the lady in front of us had steak lobster all kinds of fancy things then paid with welfare, when we walked out she got into her newer Caddy

      55. I think its staged.

      56. YEAH…Go get a haircut and a bath, you freakin commie pinko fag. Get off ur ass, get a job and get off them big gov foodstamps.

        You need to start contributing your 60% so I can have my Old Fucks Social Security Welfare, my Medicare Welfare and my 20% Old Fucks Discount at the donut shop.

        “Love it or leave it, punk.”


        • “Commie pinko fag.”

          Glad to see some people are still bearing the torch of ignorance and idiocy. Raise it high JRS! Wave that torch around so the world may know where you stand.

          • Unfortunately, sarcasm doesn’t come through so good in print.

      57. ummm
        one thing to consider guys
        is that the 1% consider the 99%
        (that would be us)

        as parasites

        maybe this guy has it right ???

        use the system against itself ???

        you can be a Wall Street bankster
        and loot your company till it fails
        and then get rescued at taxpayer expense
        who are the REAL parasites ???

        this guy is a bush league amateur
        not even worth mentioning

        if he really wanted to be a PARASITE
        he would work on Wall Street

        or in the steamy cess pool we call Washington DC

        this article is just another prime example of divide and conquer

        keep the slaves arguing among themselves
        it’s the house slaves are better than the field slaves crap
        all over again and again

        and why do TPTB keep using such a strategy ???

        because it works

        the 1% want us fighting among ourselves
        so we won’t recognize who the REAL enemy is

      58. America was built off the white European work ethic. Diversity has implemented an entire group of dependent folks with little to no work ethic. The take-over of education by these same culprits dumbs down the young ones and fosters a dependency mindset, not to mention total laziness (just compare Common Core to what I grew up with in the 1960’s school systems).

        Even from the lowest educated state in the union (Mississippi), I was taught upper maths, sciences, and history (albeit tainted from the government’s POV). If you failed… you FAILED and stayed back to do it all over again.

        My mother is German (born in 1942 and raised in WWII’s aftermath). The German work ethic is unbelievable and she taught me to earn for myself and not depend on any entity.

        But, I would be remiss to discount how where we are is purposeful and orchestrated. We are brainwashed to believe this is how it should be. With each and every generation, the work ethic is watered down to near nothingness. The Haves are able to send kids to schools (private) which still teach certain priorities. But schools like I once attended now don’t so the same.

        No one left behind and every gets to pass (work hard or not).

        Also, we must note that as people like this author seem to dislike the slugs who get a few hundred bucks a month (with the cursury attempt to address the people who simply can NOT find work, much less an $80K/year job some TV personality says he can get him), I want to see someone address the real welfare queens: the Bankers and giant corporations who get $80BILLION/month (which dwarfs the slugs meager pittance)). And ho about the giant corporations who off shore their headquarters and pay ZERO taxes. Or folks like Facebook and GE owners who get all sorts of subsidies and tax breaks where I (a poor Tennessean) pay more in actual taxes than they do.

        If someone wants to bitch, then why not harp on these same giant corp asswipes that sent all the decent paying jobs to China, for more profits (and enjoying their Mega bonuses and tax free lifestyles).

        I would say that focusing on some rock band punk who is the least problematic and not addressing the REAL issues shows stupidity or worse.

      59. well said BuelahMan

        and as I have mentioned before

        by their own admission the Pentagon can’t account for
        over 8.5 TRILLION dollars
        you read that right

        and we’re supposed to get all hot and bothered by some punk kid
        scamming the system out of a couple hundred ???

        TOO funny

      60. This article is total bullshit designed to stir the crap with a bunch non sequiturs and irrelevancies to keep all the sheeple stirred up with irrelevant nonsense. First of all, Jason Greenslate (a jewish name by the way) is not a parasite, he’s a hardworking, innovative American taking advantage of something that has been made available to him by the lowlife elected officials. He’s not abusing the system any more than a McDonald Monkey abuses the system by having an EBT card all because they both have low paying jobs whose income doesn’t meet some artificial government standard…? So, a McDonald Monkey is legitimate but someone who plays in a rock band is not? Jason Greenslate obviously has a job playing in a rock band although rock bands don’t normally play for free, they also don’t pay very well. The way I read it, he’s a hardworking up and coming career musician. His career path is no more dishonorable (actually less) than an attorney or a tripe writer. His philosophy about what he should or should not be doing with his life is irrelevant. The same goes of Michael Snyder, Sean Hannity or anyone on this board. To think otherwise or to use Jason’s philosophy as a talking point to denigrate him or rock musicians is absurd. Thirdly, why should he stop playing in his rock band to go off to North Dakota to drive a truck? That whole idea strikes me as totally asinine. Why doesn’t Michael Snyder go off to North Dakota and drive a truck? I’ll tell you why… he makes more money spewing tripe than working hard for a living. Fourth, the article never mentions how much welfare he’s getting but only that he’s using his EBT card (AKA foodstamps) to buy sushi etc… Talk about stirring up a bunch of shit!!! Michael Snyder might as well have said he was buying weed to make cookies with from the local (legal) medical marijuana facility. The kind of car he drives or where he hangs out is irrelevant and actually nobody’s business. You all might be better served by focusing more on how the bankers, rulers and politicians have fucked up the system and destroyed the economy instead of demonizing a hard working up and coming career musician. Just saying.

        • @CrabbeNebulae,

          WOOOHOOOO, kudos to you and a 1,000 thumbs up!
          Great post….you should get a door prize.

          Amazing how many on a site like this just don’t freaking get it.

      61. Colonel David Crockett was a member of Congress when the Georgetown fire consumed many homes and left women and children suffering in the streets. Crockett, along with other congressmen, appropriated $20,000 for their relief.
        Later that year, while campaigning in his district, he met a farmer named Horatio Bunce who said he voted for him once but couldn’t do it a second time because he did not have the capacity to understand the Constitution.
        Horatio told him the Constitution must be sacred and rigidly observed in all its provision. He told Crockett that he read in the papers last winter where he voted for the bill to appropriate $20,000 to some sufferers of the Georgetown fires. David Crockett replied “certainly nobody will complain that a great and rich country like ours should give the insignificant sum of $20,000 to relieve suffering.”
        “It is not the amount Colonel Crockett, that I complain of; it is the principle.
        In the first place, the government ought to have in the treasury no more than enough for its legitimate purposes. The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to man. If you had the right to give anything the amount was simply a matter of discretion. You could have given twenty million as easily as the twenty thousand. If you have the right to give to one, you have the right to give to all.
        The Constitution neither defends charity nor stipulates the amount. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism.
        No, Colonel, CONGRESS HAS NO RIGHT TO GIVE CHARITY. Individual members may give as much of their own money as they please, but they have no right to touch a dollar of the public money for that purpose.”
        At a later time in the House of Representatives, a bill was taken up to appropriate money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. The speaker was about to put the question to a vote when Crockett arose: “Mr. Speaker: I have as much respect for the money of the deceased and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice.
        We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of public money. Mr. Speaker, I have said we have the right to give as much money of our own as we please. I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week’s pay to the object. If every member of Congress will do the same it will amount to more than the bill asks. The bill failed to pass.
        Later Colonel Crockett spoke, “You remember that I proposed to give a weeks’ pay? There are in that House many very wealthy men who think nothing of spending a week’s pay for a dinner or a wine party when they have something to accomplish by it. Yet not one of them responded to my proposition. Money with them is nothing but trash when it is to come out of the people. But it is the one great thing for which most of them are striving and many of them sacrifice honor, integrity and justice to obtain it.”
        Colonel David Crockett was elected to Congress in 1827 and served until 1835. In one hundred and seventy five years congress has changed very little. The only real change we see is that there isn’t a Davy Crockett there to control them.

        • Horatio Bunce was a fucking DUNCE.
          Davy Crockett did right.

          Fucking people need to suffer to UNDERSTAND suffering I guess.

      62. I call bullshit. There are no Truck driving jobs that pay $80,000 per year. Its a scam to get you to lease purchase a truck. then you the owner of a $250,000 debt and everything you do is controlled by those who pull the strings. They steal most of the money from your escrow account

        • I don’t know about $80,000, but I do know up here in New Hampshire, McLane, the largest distributor to convience stores in New England starts their CDL – A drivers at $65,000. That’s working has a full-time employee, driving company trucks with full benefits. No long hauls, they only cover the 6 New England states. Also no special endorsements like HazMat or tanker, simply pulling single box trailers.

        • exactly right

          • I meant about 800,000 dollar yr jobs driving a truck

      63. Random thoughts….good post Frank Thoughts.

        What are the ‘babes’ going to think when he gets older and they ask why he is still living at home with his parents? The party life does not last forever.

        Hannity screwed up, he should have asked $80K in CA, not ND, to see how this POS would have responded.

        If these pukes desire a parasitic life, let it be, but provide him with a vasectomy courtesy of the Fed. Same with the ladies, one child and you are done, tubes tied!

        • What dawns on me as ironic, is that a scum bag bought and paid for whore like Hannity is calling this Jason guy out and making him look bad….talk about kettle meet pot.

          And then people on a site like this fall for it.

          The Hannity’s and Orielly’s (I despise that SOB) are no better than the Matthews or Olberman’s……just on the opposite side of the Hegelian Dialect that over 95% of the public fall for.

      64. Greenslate is a walking, talking liability. What employer in their right mind would let him get behind the wheel of a company car, much less a heavy truck?? I doubt Greenslate could even get a CDL much less a CDL with a HazMat endorsement..

        The welfare, food stamps, and other entitlement programs were only supposed to be a short term safety net. Today they are a hammock for the leaches of society. 2 Thessalonians 3-10 says; “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you: that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” If we continue to let the government give them stuff, they will continue to take it.

        If one can surf and sing and dance surely he has more talent then I. Why should I fund him??? Or maybe Greenslate was bread to be what he is. He really can’t surf, sing and dance but he gets a trophy anyways, Your hard earned money!!!

      65. Let’s see if the slacker might actually be a genius.

        Total Income: 80000.00

        Now Let’s Compute Reasonable Living Expenses because they’re ain’t no more freebies at that income level.

        14786.00/yr Federal Taxes (Tax at 75000 AGI)
        6120.00/yr Social Security / Medicare Taxes
        3200.00/yr State Taxes (4% Tax Rate)
        7800.00/yr Food (150/week – has to eat out on the road)
        4800.00/yr Car (400 / month for a dependable car)
        1800.00/yr Car Insurance (150/month – full coverage)
        11400.00/yr Rent (950/month – no more housing subsidy)
        1440.00/yr Electric (120/month)
        2000.00/yr Heating Oil (166.66/month averaged over year
        500.00/yr Water (125.00 / 3 months)
        3120.00/yr Gas (60.00/week)
        1500.00/yr Cable TV Internet (125.00/month)
        900.00/yr Cell Phone (75.00/month)
        8232.00/yr Medical Insurance (686.00/month, no subsidy)
        1200.00/yr Dental (100/month – no subsidy)

        Total Expenses: 68798.00

        Now Subtract Living Expenses From Salary

        80000.00 – 68798.00 = 11202.00/yr Net Income

        Which translates to 215.42 per week disposable income.


        Slacker can play 3 gigs per week earning 100.00 bucks per gig and in turn, earn 300.00 per week, tax free for a total annual Net Income of 15600.00/yr.

        Slacker WINS by 4398.00 annually.

        Me thinks the Slacker is on to something!

        Just Sayin.

        • maybe he is on to something..but when the reset comes he will still be clueless and probably die because no one will be “giving him a living” when the S hits

          wont shed one tear about it either..fucking bottom sucking lazy ass shit hole people

      66. I just want my America back!!!!

        • If we as a nation were to fall on our knees adn repent and get back to God, I believe we could have that.

          I am seriously doubting it will happen though as of now.

      67. I’m not against foodstamps to a certain extent but the way we do it is just plain wrong.

        I propose if you need food assistance, you pick up a box each month from the local office with beans, beans, and more beans. Maybe some rice and a few canned veggies with a voucher or two for milk. That’s it. No more cards loaded up with dollars you can spend on convenience food at gas stations, steak at strip clubs, lobster, etc.

        After awhile, people will get tired of eating beans and rice. (I know this, because we had to do it for a long while to pay off debt, and we still have to eat “poor” from time to time.)

        Also reading this article makes me wonder. Where does the cash come from for his gas in his Escalade & his strip club visits? Probably peddling drugs if you ask me. Go ahead, call me judgmental.

        • Mom-I think the EBT cards can be used at ATMs to get cash from the balance. That is another thing that should be stopped IMHO. Food stamps should be for stuff to eat.

        • They should try some of that peanut butter the government used to pass out. It was so dry that it would roll up behind your knife like trying to lay a linoleum rug.

      68. Another Escalation

        US Freezes Diplomatic Relations With Syria, Orders Non-US Personnel To Leave Country


      69. I was with the author right up to the “Most people” part. As a society, we have been conditioned to accept lower and lower thresholds for “need” and “deserve”. The definitions, on a societal level, have been muddied to the point that many who are not truly in need, or deserving, of help, can not only qualify, but also have a large portion of our populace rain down wrath upon those who would disagree and speak out on the subject.

        It is well hidden these days, due to EBT cards blending right in with debit/credit card purchases, but try to recognize when people at the grocer check-out are dividing their purchase into two transactions. Often, when I observe this, the customer is paying for things like cigs and booze with cash, and then buying food and other EBT qualified items with government assistance. I have been shouted down by bleeding hearts who insist that it is none of my business how these people spend “their” money, and that they are just as entitled to their vices, as I am mine. Once the blinders come off, I think you will see that the “Most people” statement is a stretch, at best.

      70. This guy is not a model citizen, I think that’s pretty clear. Sadly though, stories like this are just smokescreens the media throws up to keep people distracted from larger problems.

        The real issue is corporate gluttony and wage inequality. The wage gap in this country is the largest it has ever been. Wealth is concentrating at the top while the middle class is snuffed out and left with few other options than state assistance.

        This person obviously does not really need the assistance, but very many people do. Is that not a sad testament to the state of affairs in our country?

        The media creates a focal point upon at which they expect people to vent their anger. The anger is misdirected. It should be directed at the government, financiers, and corporations for raping our country and selfishly aggrandizing wealth.

      71. Welfare buys a lot of votes!!!

        • yeah

          just ask Wall Street !!!

      72. Have you ever heard of anyone being prosecuted for welfare fraud? These abuses will continue as long as people get away with it.

        • I have knowledge of an individual that has been abusing this system for over 8 years, maybe even longer..nothing gets done about it..Ive given up on reporting it..everytime I report it, they are more interested in who I am, than who the problem persons are..so F-it, no more help from me.. probably the fact that I have called and informed them, im probably on some list now.

          • VRF, just send a letter to the Governor of your state, name the name, and also the names of his employees who have done nothing about it all this time.

            You’re going to have to sign it and date it. Keep a Xerox copy of the signed letter, and proof of mailing.

            If nothing happens, then give the letter to a reporter.

      73. I live in Oregon, I was reading tax statistics recently and it said that the state pays the Feds $350 million and through all programs (highway funds, snap, welfare, etc…) we received $352 million back. How about getting rid of the middle man (feds) and just let the state keep the funds, at least we would have local control.

      74. Data manipulation and unaudited figures…

        “at precisely 9 am the US Treasury released its delayed Treasury International Capital data (which was supposed to be released yesterday but was delayed because it snowed) which disclosed all the latest foreign Treasury holdings for the month of January.”

        “…THREE HOURS LATER, the Treasury – that organization that has billions of dollars at its budgetary disposal to collate, analyze and disseminate accurate and error-free data – ADMITTED that all the previously reported DATA was in effect MADE UP!”

        “somehow the Treasury expects us to believe that tiny Belgium … bought in two months nearly as much US Treasurys as its entire GDP?”

        “Just who is BELGIUM being used as a front for?”


      75. Israel can’t rely on ‘weak’ US to deal with Iran, Ya’alon warns:

        Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Monday issued a scathing critique of the Obama administration, declaring that Israel cannot rely on the US to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, accusing the administration of broadcasting weakness throughout the world, and warning that its perceived weakness was inviting further terrorism against US targets.


      76. I want to be upset with this guy, but I don’t think I can. He’s just taken advantage of a system that has taken advantage of all of us, you can see the propaganda the interviewer is pushing, he’s trying to talk him into, marriage, kids, etc. and he’s just not buying it. If everybody did this it would bankrupt the system and we could get on with the REAL recovery. So is it really a bad thing he’s doing????

      77. What’s your guess as to whether he smokes weed or not?

      78. I just can’t get overly upset over this young whipper-snapper…I mean, when it all comes crashing down…he’ll be the first one to hop a bus to Camp Fema.
        Oh well. It’s a waste of energy to get so upset over this. He’s just one of millions who will also hop on the bus, vying for the front seat. This crap has been going on for DECADES now. The only thing I can do is do for myself and my family. Can’t get bent out of shape about the rest of the bottom feeders. Voting is a fairy tale…just do the best you can with what you have and focus on that…until time runs out. I’ve never fired a gun before…went out for fun with some friends and did target practice with a 22 and a 9mm. Turns out I aim better than my husband. Who would have thunk it? Me get bent out of shape about some rock-star wanna be? Nope. A waste of energy.

      79. I’ll bet Jason and his dumbass ass friends will probably only have bats and knives when the shit really hits the fan looking to take our food. Poor Jason.

      80. Your kidding me. Nobody ever offered this dude a truck driving job. He could never pass the drug test. I drove a truck all my life till I retired 5 years ago. I know what its all about. 40+ years over the road.

      81. “But what is the future of America going to look like if we continue to produce millions upon millions of young men that have absolutely no desire to make a living, get married and start a family?”

        Your craptastical divorce and alimony laws asked for it.

        Now you’re going to get it.

        Bed. Made. Lie.

      82. So taking the stat that 60% of marriages end in divorce (thank you Dr. Phil’s website)…

        And 70% of divorces are initiated by the wife…

        And there is a 100% chance (ok, for the sake of argument I’ll make it 98% chance) that you as the former husband will lose at least partial child custody and at LEAST 50% of your income…

        That makes a 41% chance you will be paying out half your income to someone who doesn’t exactly like you anymore… and will be compelled to do so indefinitely… if you “do the responsible thing, get a job, marry and have kids”.

        That’s almost a coin toss.

        Wow sign me up eh?

        Why the hell do you think men are turning up as welfare recipients?

        Why the hell do you think.

        You know how hard it is to keep a good paying job? You know the kind of sh*t you have to put up with? It’s a lot of sh*t, let me tell you.

        And a 41% chance of having your feet nailed to that job you hate and having your pay cut in half.

        I mean…

        This is a reward? Because you get what you reward as a society, you know.

        How about this proposal then.

        “No fault” = you walk away with the clothes on your back and whatever was explicitly in your name, only.

        “AT FAULT” = alimony. You must prove fault. And prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.

        I think we could all live with that one. At least it’s a step in the right direction.

        Kids, well now that’s different of course.

        But again, keep up the “male sucker lottery” like this, and all the guys are gonna take their marbles and go home. No money and no GDP. Sounds like a pretty dumb plan, you ask me.

      83. This man has called BS on the whole system. And he is right to do so. As the many wise people who post here know full well, the system is massively screwed up and has been for decades. The incentives are all wrong: the idea you marry, have 2 kids, work all hours and save, and that will make you prosperous, was an illusion by the 1970s. Wages and salaries have stagnated relative to inflation or even gone backwards. In the meantime, you will have seen university tuition go through the roof, so dreams of little Jenny becoming a doctor just got a lot harder. The middle class is collapsing across the Western world.

        This man has looked around and seen what is going on. He could work himself into an early grave and just end up under piles of debt and unhappy (or, if he succeeded, had somebody from a so-called ‘minority’ sneer at him and call him “The Man” and demand he hand over his wealth for “da privilege ya got”), or he could just take the free food and pursue his dream of being in a band and enjoy the ladies that go with it. I’d do the same if I was him.

        • Precisely. You got it.

          This is what happens when you use the productive members of society as cash cows.

          You get no more productive members of society.

          • What is happening is over half of the folks don’t think they need to produce. They think someone else will produce for them. Now the few still producing are asking themselves WHY? Why be productive when Im robbed(taxed) and the fruits of my production are redistributed to the non producing parasites. So many producers just quitor only produce enough for their own needs. Too many taking parasites and too few making producers is not sustainable.

            • How does one “produce” when there are no jobs that offer productive wages? You act as if there are jobs a plenty and the slugs just avoid them.


              Your name is “old guy” so I can assume you are at least as old as I (52).
              I think that it is evident that there are not many decent jobs left and that the real comparison to, let’s say the 1970’s in wages is less today. The cost of living is much higher (especially without the decent jobs).

              Are you stuck in the 70’s, old guy?

              Are you even older… someone who had a decent job and was able to invest and garner a decent retirement (something NOT available to “over half of the folks” you write about)?

              Let me tell you. I have three degrees and spent 25 years in automation/robotics related engineering and sales. This was after my stint in the Navy.

              I had money, lots of it.

              Then they sent the jobs away (manufacturing, which is where I made my living). To make ends meet, I had to cash in all of my retirement when I lost my business in the 2008 crash and went 2 years unemployed, desperately trying to find a job EVERY day. I FINALLY found a job (at less than half of what I had been making and it lasted for 10 months (end of Feb this year) and the company hit hard financial times and the new guy was laid off (I am unemployed AGAIN).

              If you think that the problems we see in this country are because of the people who have no real opportunities or are forced into McDonald’s jobs which don’t pay the bills, then sorry, you are a senile old moron.

              Just kill yourself and will me your fortune.

      84. Dumb democrats!

      85. 80,000$ a year driving a truck? WHERE DO I SIGN UP! Sadly I doubt this job is available. BTW Just how much is this guy getting from the state that he can afford to buy Susi and lobster? I get 800$ a month being on disability, after my monthly bills (about 500$) I have 300$ left over for Gas for my truck, Food, and other things like a few books etc. How the hell is this guy buying lobster is what i want to know. I just turned 38, I live in a mobilhome park (at least i own the trailer). Even on Disability i would KILL to find a decent paying job that i could do. Sadly things like jobs don’t seem to exist anymore.

        Anyone willing to hire a overweight out of shape somewhat crazy guy on disability? lol thought not. Know the really stupid thing about disability? They limit what you can save to 2000$ basically making it guaranteed that you will never get off it because you can’t save enough for a buffer.

        I call BS on this story, If someone offered me 80k HELL 40-60K a dang year to drive a truck i would jump at it in a heartbeat. SIGN ME UP!!! Lol after living on about 10k a year ^40-80k would be a dream come true.

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