Ho ho ho, I love the State of Illinois. “The economy is terrible, everyone’s out of a job, people are miserable through no fault of their own, college graduates are in debt and screwed, blah blah blah, jeez, we have to help people… but not without making them earn their keep. Hmm… I know, let’s subsidize some jobs and call it Put Illinois to Work!
“But hang on, let’s not get too crazy. Let’s make sure to exclude everybody who hasn’t deliberately dragged another soul into their pit of economic woe:”
Great idea, State of Illinois. There are too many people on the globe, and yet you keep rewarding those who are adding to the problem, at everyone else’s expense. Will there come a day when I’ll have to decide between starving and preggers? I’ll have to make a sign and carry it around: “Will be babymomma for food.” I mean, come on, people, are you trying to keep up with the Chinese? Do you REALLY want to try to stuff a billion hoomins onto our portion of this continent just to keep up in the race to be the globe’s most prominent cock-slapper (jesus, I just referenced lolcats and the Onion in the same sentence, please put some tape over my mouth)? Do you think that having more people around than our resources can support is going to HELP somehow? I’m trying to come up with some sort of rationale for why our society keeps encouraging mindless gene-replication, but nary a one seems, er, rational.