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originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
PS: So what are you implying? That the money taken from the people becomes the government's money or the recipient's money? If someone steals from me and spends that money...yes...it is still mine. And when a government throws our money away without even verifying that it goes to the right parties...yes...they are wasting my money. Oh yes...the government WANTS the recipients to believe the money is the government's...but it isn't. It is the people's. And when it is wasted...it is the government wasting the people's money. I'm sure MOST people feel the same way.
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: nonspecific
I wasn't saying that it should be the right of the privileged few, but in the current economy that's what it is and it's wrong. There's two camps in the US, there's the people in the top few percent that can afford their kids, and then there's a whole lot of people lower, that have the majority of the children and they need assistance to cover them. I don't know why it is, but it's a global phenomenon.
originally posted by: Aazadan
Tax money is not yours. You agree to give it to the government in exchange for getting to take advantage of the nations infrastructure, defense, and economy.
a reply to: azamber
I may not be religious, but I can clearly see why "pride" is supposedly one of the 7 deadly sins. Pride translates into, "I'm TOO GOOD for this or that", in this case, and what does that make you? You're no better than anybody else on this forum. We're ALL just trying to survive, the best way we know how, in a system not designed to benefit us in the slightest, and here some of you are, blaming EACH OTHER, while you ignore those who are truly at fault, because you've been lied to about what the problems are and who perpetuates them. The problem is not this man, or others like him, and I think most of you know that, on some level.
originally posted by: KuzKuz
a reply to: moonleaf
I you stated in the last paragraph that if America can send 3.15 billion to other country then it can afford to help anyone and everyone who takes the time and effort to fill out forms for the help they need or even want. It sickens me that after saying you have had hard times you go and rip on some other family who was having a hard time. Maybe you should support them and the options they chose if you truly know. Like you said these elders had assets. EI their house which they were to ignorant to realize its only a object of possession that they rather hold onto then the help and health to spend time with their families. So IMO let this man and his family be happy for the time being. And I feel sorry for your hardship and that it didn't make you open your eyes that all it take is a strong person to ask for help when they are down and struggling.
originally posted by: moonleaf
a reply to: PaladinRoden
1. "Food = $0 (We currently recieve $900 a month in food stamps that can be used almost anywhere they sell food such as gas stations, resturants, and grocery stores)"
First of all, NO ONE gets $900 a month in food stamps! That is ridiculous! I am familiar with a family of 5 that live on $10,000 per year and they only receive $400-$500 per month on food stamps. The system is not set up to cover all of your monthly food costs, it only covers a portion and you are responsible for the rest.
And your ignorance of the "Welfare System" really shines through in mentioning "restaurants" and how you can take the kids out to eat every month on them.
RESTAURANTS DO NOT ACCEPT FOOD STAMPS! You prove that you are a troll right there.
You can not use food stamps for prepared hot foods even in grocery stores. And restaurants would laugh in your face if you tried to use food stamps there.
As for Section 8, I am not familiar with that as much, but I have assisted seniors with getting required documents for the application and they require a lot of investigation and their is a long wait to get a section 8 home. And I seriously doubt that your landlord who was charging you $1200 month for rent, accepts Section 8. Section 8 homes are usually in more rundown neighborhoods.