Shanesha Taylor Is a Wake up Call to House Republicans?

Shanesha TaylorShanesha Taylor, homeless 38-year-old Mother, was arrested following a job interview. Taylor, unable to afford daycare, was excited to get the opportunity to interview for a job that she was hoping would be the one to change her situation. The unfortunate story has caught the attention of thousands of Americans across the country. Taylor is one of millions living in what many view as hell. As House Republicans continue to fight against the extension of unemployment benefits, forcing the cut to food stamps that unemployed parents use to keep their families fed, and the list continues, people like Taylor are having to result to desperate measures. Shanesha Taylor has become a serious wake up call.

According to Fox 10 news, Thursday afternoon a witness walking by heard a baby crying from an SUV parked outside of an office building in Scottsdale, Arizona. When the police arrived, they discovered a six month old baby boy and a two-year old boy inside of the truck. The Mother of the two boys was inside the office building for a reported 45 minutes being interviewed a job. Taylor reported she did not have anyone to watch her sons. She could not afford daycare. Not wanting to pass on an opportunity that could eventually provide a home and a decent life for her sons, Taylor took the risk by leaving her kids locked in her SUV during her job nterview.

President Obama reportedly has been working to provide assistance to the millions of casualties struggling to survive the aftermath of the Bush administration. As the House Republicans continue to, what many believe, paint a disturbing picture of the unemployed using any sort of assistance as a reason to be unmotivated to find employment, the truth of what jobless Americans are actually going through is, apparently, speaking volumes. The Herald Sun reported the SUV was parked in the sun and Taylor’s sons were sweating when they were found. The police stated it was a very sad situation as they took Taylor into custody charging her with child abuse. Taylor was faced with a decision that morning that many, during this economy, have probably contemplated to get a job. She gambled on hope and she lost. Taylor does not resemble that of a lazy American waiting for a hand-out. She is the product of a suffering economy. Shanesha Taylor could possibly be a wake up call to House Republicans.

Taylor, living out of her SUV, reportedly does not have a partner or any family members to come to her aid. What human being could not feel for a Mother losing her children and, possibly her freedom, simply because she needed a job to feed them? That 45 minutes cost her the two things she woke up every morning fighting to hang on for. Understanding souls around the country have reportedly been sending money to assist with Taylor’s bail. Her tragic story might have become a loud, booming wake up to the House Republicans.

Though Shanesha Taylor is not a loved one to any of the decision makers (that much of the public believes are in judgment of millions of unemployed Americans of all cultural backgrounds), maybe the boom of this particular wake up call will get inside…just a little….just a little.

Opinion by Meleika Gardner

Fox 10 News
Herald Sun

16 Responses to "Shanesha Taylor Is a Wake up Call to House Republicans?"

  1. Koko   November 7, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Sooo what do you think on the subject now that she’s failed to set aside a trust for her children to avoid being prosecuted? She’s taken in her ex (who magically appeared once she relieved donations) and he has no job. It mind blowing really. She’s given a second chance and can’t even make good on the conditions.

  2. Inquiring mind   April 13, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Ellen, you’re right, she should be both ashamed, and punished. However instead she’s being rewarded. $102,000 has been giving to her for committing child abuse/neglect. The sad part is than she had family and friends she could have called she just didn’t. Then she lied and said she was homeless when she wasn’t to get sympathy. SMH

  3. Ellen   April 10, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Sorry, she should NOT have left the kids in the car. Period. We’re lucky we’re not reading about two DEAD KIDS. She had NO ONE to watch the kids for an hour? What is she “into” that she has no friends, family? Sorry, she was wrong, should be ashamed and punished.

  4. Inquiring mind   April 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Beverly I’m with Mary, if the children had died in the car who would be the blame then. Bush, the failing economy, or the mother who made a choice to leave them in the car when she had other options? If anyone would have every told me you could $100,000 for neglecting your kids I would have never believed them, but as they say; seeing is believing.

  5. Mary Roac   April 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    If the children had died in the heat, would we be crying for them?

  6. Beverly Angelman   April 7, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Sad story. She is in my prayers. Yes, Bush is to blame for the economy. President Obama is trying to fix a disaster he inherited from Bush. And women like Shanesha are one in a million because of the disaster. When we see a cancer victim frail without hair, we do not blame the chemo, we blame the the cancer.

  7. Inquiring mind   April 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Spyder, What if I told you she is a Veteran of your great United States Air Force. Would that make you feel any smarter? Learn to make informed decisions, and know when the decision to keep your mouth close is the best decision.

  8. Inquiring mind   April 5, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Spyder first of all it’s take care of the car is what she left them in. Next she doesn’t have two illegitimate children she’s still with their dad, and she was trying to get a job so that she could take CARE of her three children so that ignorant individuals like yourself could say that you were taking care of her.

  9. Spyder   April 5, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Why did a woman have 2 illegitimate kids she could not afford to take car of?
    Where are the baby daddies?

  10. Inquiring mind   April 5, 2014 at 8:21 am

    I wonder why it is that people rush to judgement before having all the facts? While I’m not denying that this is in fact a very tragic situation. The question is could it have been avoided? Once you’ve made your decision on that; you need to decide who’s really at fault? Is this really a homeless mother of two living out of her car, or a mother of three living with her parents? If the latter were true would your Outlook on this story be different? If she wasn’t single would you have a different stands?

    Would you still blame society and the economy if you discovered that she did have family she could have turned to, but didn’t?

    Who’s really the victim, and who’s really the blame?

  11. Robert Paul Singleton   April 4, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    George W. Bush also created legions of enemies for the United States. He gave even more people more reasons to be upset with the United States, one of the top two producers of greenhouse gases, ocean pollution, cigarettes, movies about white men with guns, television sitcoms featuring non-white men who prefer white women, and the list goes on.

  12. Robert Paul Singleton   April 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    This article does not try to blame Bush. It blames Bush. The Bush administration is to blame for much of what is wrong in the world today, especially in the United States. George W. Bush squandered the federal budget surplus that he inherited from Bill Clinton. He turned that surplus into a huge deficit by telling lies to start a war (or two). He sent thousands of soldiers to their deaths, doing irreparable damage to millions of American families who lost fathers, brothers, sons, uncles, husbands and more. Thousands more came back traumatized, mentally and physically injured, yet neglected by a neglected system.

    George W. Bush also failed to provide honest answers to the children who asked why the terrorist attacks of 9-11-2001 occurred. He simply replied. “they hate our freedoms.” Do you ever wonder how many tourists reject a visit to the United States in favor of safer destinations when they hear about all the senseless shootings that occur here every day, many of them accidental, thanks in part to the easy availability of guns at Wal-Mart, gun shows and other outlets?

  13. Bebe   April 1, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Floridaboy now that something to laugh about! what’s so funny about this story? Where do you read about blaming bush?

  14. Floridaboy   April 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    LMAO…this is a very tragic story. I feel bad for her and hope she lands on her feet.

    But I find it completely pathetic that 6 years later this article still tries to blame Bush.

  15. Timothy Shaw   March 31, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    There ya go Boehner…Have another beer with your lobster

  16. fwjoy   March 31, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    This is such a tragic story on so many levels. God bless this family!


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