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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    rfp IS a real Dominican. And he did leave Santo Domingo to move his family to Florida.

    He actually sounds a lot like my husband does from time to time. Sometimes we are harshest on our own.
    Ok, then it is a bit easier for me to understand some of his view points

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    rfp IS a real Dominican. And he did leave Santo Domingo to move his family to Florida.

    He actually sounds a lot like my husband does from time to time. Sometimes we are harshest on our own.
    Good point. I don't like seeing my fellow Americans abusing the EBT "food stamp" program. Every month, I see a few people buying crab legs and steak with government funds, and it really irks me.

    The thing is, I know most people on the program don't abuse it. And even if they did, clearly more than 1 in 1000 of the program beneficiaries are innocent children, as well as the elderly. Those are Republicans AND Democrats, "inner city" AND suburban AND rural folks.

    My mother grew up on government rations, and she eventually became an assistant superintendent of schools. Her sisters became equally successful in their respective fields as well. And my family was just one of untold success stories.

    Now tell me what silver spoon rfp was born with that allowed him a visa and the means to move his family to Miami, which we both no is no easy feat for a poor to middle class Dominican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRob View Post
    Good point. I don't like seeing my fellow Americans abusing the EBT "food stamp" program. Every month, I see a few people buying crab legs and steak with government funds, and it really irks me.

    The thing is, I know most people on the program don't abuse it. And even if they did, clearly more than 1 in 1000 of the program beneficiaries are innocent children, as well as the elderly. Those are Republicans AND Democrats, "inner city" AND suburban AND rural folks.

    My mother grew up on government rations, and she eventually became an assistant superintendent of schools. Her sisters became equally successful in their respective fields as well. And my family was just one of untold success stories.

    Now tell me what silver spoon rfp was born with that allowed him a visa and the means to move his family to Miami, which we both no is no easy feat for a poor to middle class Dominican.
    He isn't the only Dominican board member who sneers at the average Dominican calling them savages etc. The other one I am thinking of also went to Florida.
    So why don't they join a Florida board and run down the Floridians?
    Der Fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    So why don't they join a Florida board and run down the Floridians?
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    Loving that comment. So now you've got me really thinking. I do feel really negatively about people in my country who just bitch and bitch about how hard their lives are, so I can relate to how rfp feels. But I do agree with Derfish, I can't quite get with the idea of moving abroad, then joining a board of expats in your former homeland and spreading all these negative vibes about that country, seems like a strange thing to do. So I do think it would be better to leave those of us who choose to live here to glory in all the delights of Dom Rep and for rfp to focus his energy on marvelling at how wonderful life is in Florida. Personally, I qualified for a green card and chose to live in DR, and have never once regretted that decision.

    Moving back to the subject of this thread (how unusual) I met my friend who works in the Comedor Economico tonight and he told me that they feed 5,000 people a day and charge 10 pesos. He said that it was complete bull as far as he is concerned (he is a manager) that people who eat there have enough food, he said that just talking to service users each day it is clear that the service is a lifeline.

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