posted on Jun, 12 2010 @ 01:11 PM
I hate to burst your bubble OP, but to quote a familiar ancient maxim - "Beggars can't be choosers". I'll probably get major flamed for posting
this, but I believe caving into this sort of demand from people is a large part of the reason the government is broke and massively in debt.
Firstly, I would be interested to know if this family had a three bedroom living space BEFORE they were on unemployment. It sounds like something the
average working couple with a child would be hard pressed to afford.
If they are unemployed and they are trying to adopt a foster child on the state's dime (after all, they are on unemployment), then they need to
accept the public housing for which they qualify. If her fiance has religious needs that state they can't shrare a bedroom, then he needs to move
out and move back home or into an assisted living facility, not force the taxpayer to pay for two extra bedrooms to accomdate what is, after all, a
luxury that many working couples with a child can't afford.
If the choice is public housing they've been offered or a street alley to sleep in, I'm pretty sure I'd know which one I'd choose.
Her future husband seems to be hypocritical here - he believes in no sex before marriage but believes it's okay to be living with a female before he
marries her? Most folks who believe in abstinance before marriage will also consider living together unmarried as "living in sin". He can't have
it both ways.
As far as adopting a foster child, I applaud their efforts, but if they're on unemployment, they may need to make some harsh decisions as to whether
this is the best time for this if they have no income other than that provided by the state.
It's time that Americans realize that when you're on unemployment, you can't have everything you want and can't continue to live the same old
lifestyle that you had before. Lifestyle and spending cutbacks are to be expected, and sometimes harsh decisions need to be made. It's not up to
the state to keep funding the lifestyle you had before.
Oh, and for the record, I have the worst case of adult scoliosis (a VERY bad back) in Canada. My doctor's can't figure out how I'm still standing
upright, let alone walking around. I am also awaiting surgery. I have also been offered disability, and turned it down flat. A bad back does not
necessarily qualify you for disability - laziness, a "bleeding heart" social welfare system, and a lack of motivation does. I know MANY people who
are on the disabled list with a myriad of very severe mobility problems (wheelchairs, crutches, learning disabled etc) who are still working full time
and live very active lives. Don't use the bad back as an excuse not to work.
I appreciate your religious situation, but for many people (especially couples with even a single child) a 3 bedroom apartment is out of reach for
even people making good money working full time.
Time to reevaluate your living situation, and quit complaining that the tax payer won't fund your chosen lifestyle, or an upgrade to accommodate your
[edit on 12-6-2010 by babybunnies]