Greedy People Pretending to be Needy

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By John Jay
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Watching the BIG lines of cars driving up to food bank centers burns me up to the Nth degree!!!  WHY?  Because 50% to 60% of the cars are BIG GAS HOGS!! How can they justify the need for FREE FOOD DONATED BY US SUCKERS?  Too poor to buy food, but wealthy enough to drive BIG, EXPENSIVE GAS HOGS!!! I want an answer from someone out there?
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We have to pay for ALL of our food, and we do NOT drive an expensive gas hog!  We get NOTHING free, NOTHING!  We are retired, living on limited retirement incomes and low social security payments.  And we are both over 70 years of age.  I am a handicapped Vietnam veteran.
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The people getting free food, while driving the EXPENSIVE GAS HOGS, should have some kind of documented proof that they cannot afford to buy food.  Maybe they should BUY FOOD and give up buying gas! Imagine the nerve of these GREEDY people, WHO CAN AFFORD TO BUY GAS to feed their big gas hogs, while pretending to be too poor
to buy food!
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John Jay is a resident of Oxnard, Voice of Truth

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9 Responses to Greedy People Pretending to be Needy

  1. Mike May 19, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Wow, look at the people trying to defend this. Obviously, they live also live without care. Spend Spend Spend. Never save for the future. We have known this event was coming for decades, yet people chose to live beyond their means anyway. Why, because they know they can away leach off others. I bet the 70 y.o gentleman lived reasonably and prepared for times such as these. A real American.

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  2. Thomas jefferson May 16, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Many were suddenly thrown out of work because of the Nanny State overreaction to COVID-19, unlike the previous 18. They might not have had time to downsize to please you.

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  3. Wait a minute. May 16, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    First and foremost please stop serving! Do not volunteer so you can assess people coming in. You do not have the heart for serving and need to get right with yourself. You are on your pedestal looking down upon your community. And you are doing so without real knowledge or data supporting your statements. You are judging those possibly suffering more than you could ever imagine. I’m sorry that you felt it necessary to write this. Yes, there are people taking advantage and they do. You don’t know what is going on with them financially and it is NOT your place to judge. I myself have gone from a very large income to jobless. It’s not a pretty picture. Being able to keep up with my previous cost of living, providing for my children and keeping up with all of the bills was very hard. I understand first hand. I was one of the lucky ones. I sold off vehicles and really hunkered in and survived. I volunteer these days out of a sympathetic heart. Many people get rides from friends or all go in the same car that isn’t even theirs just to pick up food. (Humbling) If someone is taking advantage they must really be at an all time low (morally) to show their face and take from others that truly need. But it’s their choice to do that and we are not volunteering to cipher through the chaff.
    I hope this can help you think a little harder. You can’t always judge a book by its cover. Be kind. We are in precarious times and in the middle of a pandemic that we may see a second wave of hitting and hurting even more people. Count your blessings and give to give or don’t do it at all.

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  4. Debra May 16, 2020 at 11:36 am

    It is important to remember that the COVID-19 situation was sudden. Many of the people you see are in need because they’ve lost jobs recently. Over 33 million people are filing for unemployment. That said, how can you question a stranger’s need? It used to be walk up to get commodities. Because of social distancing, people now have to drive up. Many people in need may even need to borrow a vehicle to get food. Please sweep your own porch and let them sweep theirs.

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  5. Colleen May 16, 2020 at 10:10 am

    I agree 100% we can guess who needs what but somebody SHOULD be checking this . I see it all the time and shame shame on them for taking food from people who don’t have a car an not getting one no time soon, I really feel bAd for our senior Citizens with no means to hop up n do work !!

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  6. Yvonne May 16, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Just because they have gas hogs doesn’t mean they haven’t hit hard times! I have a gas hog and I’m disabled with a ramp van. I’m not greedy and when I can I too give to others! I recently made food and had others drive by my home with a pot to take the soup home. Giving to others is a great feeling and at the same time I’m in need of the food and always willing to help others.

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  7. John May 15, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    What people drive is not an indication that they’re not in need or they’re greedy. How do you know they’re not driving there on empty hoping their car won’t leave them stranded, or that they’re not behind on payments? It baffles my mind that someone who donates has the audacity to feel the right to be judgemental. Your donation does not come from a good place.

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  8. Willy May 15, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    So true if you can afford that expensive as cars don’t tell you can’t afford to buy food.There is really out there that people are in need more than you believe me.

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  9. Celia May 15, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    That is why I don’t donate. People are not honest. They want to pass on the food or sell it.

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