Comment 50472

By Meredith (registered) - website | Posted October 25, 2010 at 22:56:25

I'm ok with Bratina as mayor.

I'm really disappointed in Jason Farr. His comments during the Stinson debate weren't too encouraging, as he referenced living at one time on Erie Street but he didn't answer any of the poverty-related questions with much thoughtfulness.

And then in his victory speech he states that "No one who is on welfare wants to be on welfare." Several watching at my house immediately reacted... because several had relatives who do misuse and manipulate the system. Those folks think we're dumb because we actually work for our money, when they get an easy ride, and they're always looking for new ways to get more. (I edited this paragraph for clarity - and I don't understand the downvotes. I know it's not popular, but it's true).

Jason Farr, I hope we can chalk this up to overexcited overgeneralizing. But I can't imagine that you'd run in Ward 2 without realizing that even though a lot of people legitimately need the system, many abuse it as well. And I really hope you can see there's some real problems that need real solutions, not more meaningless statements.

Comment edited by Meredith on 2010-10-25 22:08:29

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