by Joe Kirkpatrick
Today, we live in a country filled with deadbeats and parasites. Normally when we hear the word "parasite", we think of nasty little creatures like ticks and mosquitoes. Unfortunately, many humans have learned from those nasty little creatures, and have turned into parasites themselves. "Parasite" is such a harsh word to call a human, so someone along the way came up with a word that is more socially acceptable: DEADBEAT!
Deadbeats come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but all share a common trait: they feed off of others. "Others" might be family, friends, strangers, or the all time favorite, the government. One of my favorite types of Deadbeats are those who have their kids on free lunch at school. Now, let me say, in a few cases, a family genuinely is really struggling and cannot afford lunch for their children, and are justified in taking free lunch.. Also, many people who don't take from the system do not realize if a child is on the free lunch program, their fees for all other school activities are waived as well. Lets look at my top ten list for being a free lunch DEADBEAT:
1. If you smoke, and your child is on free lunch, you are a DEADBEAT!
2. If you can afford a cell phone, and your child is on free lunch, you are a DEADBEAT!