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Hey, I have a question and need some fresh eyes and minds to help me decipher the “meaning” of a comment. What comes immediately to your mind when you read the following:

I have a problem with people on Welfare that are making no attempt to get a job, but have Cadillac Escalades [sic] with 22 rims [sic] and gold teeth!

Don’t over-think this, just give me your very first thought and describe the very first image that entered your mind.

Comments

  • mmargot
    mmargotalmost 2 years ago

    Ronald Reagan.

  • As in his use of the phrase, “Welfare Queen” – being a stigmatizing label that carries gendered and racial connotations?

    – H Maria Perry

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 2 years ago

    My first reaction is that it’s a racist remark, but that it’s also a dated expression…Cadillacs and gold teeth? I have never seen such a person except in movies from the 70s…also it’s a remark from a much older person…

  • Thanks Janis! xo

    – H Maria Perry

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Oh some rich individual who makes loads of money from the sweat & tears of less fortunate souls than themselves.
    You know the type with a private jet several houses, servants.
    They work hard at bored meetings & business lunches.
    Wouldn’t be Mitt whatshis name by any change or his side kick Meg Ryan?

  • Mitt Whatshisname R-Money. :-)

    – H Maria Perry

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 2 years ago

    I am probably quite wrong and it is someone current and young who is totally out of touch with reality…

  • You might be wrong. :-)

    – H Maria Perry

  • montdragon
    montdragonalmost 2 years ago

    Sounds like Condoleezza Rice, she drives a BMW has only porcelain caps or crowns no gold teeth and wears Prada…tea bagger Kool Aid…,“don’t over think this”…WTF you got to be kidding this is at least 1000 to 5000 words at least so here it goes….OK!!…sigh it is the mantra of Romney-Ryan 2012 supporters…what a stupid alternative reality to be stuck in…

  • Agreed – what a stupid alternative reality which is in reality a fantasy that never existed except in the Blaxploitation films.

    – H Maria Perry

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Do I get a coconut? :o) lol xx

  • Of course!

    – H Maria Perry

  • mmargot
    mmargotalmost 2 years ago

    yep. Sadly, stupid people have been using this re-tread stereotype again. Just as Janis points out. Being passed on from generation to generation…. not much has changed and certain groups all swear this is true in their own observations. My other favorite slur is that it is still a firm belief that those “other” people have many children because they live off the extra welfare another child will bring in.

  • The extra check for another baby sounds so crazy. Do people even listen to themselves when they talk?

    – H Maria Perry

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Cool! can I throw it at Mitt?

  • Ha! Watch out there Mr. Brown. He has Secret Service protection. :-)

    – H Maria Perry

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 2 years ago

    If its so secret how do you know about it? Xx

  • Ha! Good question. I knows things.

    – H Maria Perry

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Besides I’m not sure I could throw it that far from here x

  • That fellow who threw the shoe at GWB was really good, but his aim was off.

    – H Maria Perry