The fact that the man wants to stop food stamps, housing, medicare etc. If it weren't for those aids, my son and I would be screwed, homeless and
dead. I hate being on the stuff but the other day had no choice but to turn in an app for housing here in Southern Illinois. I live in THE poorest
county in Illinois and have been trying hard to find work for the past ... since Nov 2010. Each job that opens, 300 apply and you just do not get
hired. Factories here put out ads for a 100 position slot and they get thousands from Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky coming to file aps. The lines are
hours long to get to fill out the apps. So it's not for lack of trying. But what are people to do, the honest people who have worked their entire
lives like me, who lost their jobs and cant get unemployment and have to be on food stamps, have to go for housing now cuz all the funds are gone
finally, and etc? If Ron takes that away, there's going to be tons of death. I'm in online college working on my bachelors which tuition is 68,000
dollars. I hear he wants to stop school loans as well.
All the good about Ron but these things here are immense to me. I've been in the 'well off' side of life where I wasn't wanting for money between
paychecks (Still working fast food but still, I was never without money in the bank EVER, and I'm talking 800 to 1000 in the bank at any time), and
now I'm in the 'omg we're screwed' side of life where I had to swallow my pride and self respect and get gov't help. Friends had to beg me to get on
it all because of the hate people get from others.
Anyway. I'm just saying, it's GOOD to want to wean people off the system and govt aid - BUT we have to have jobs open first. We have to get it back to
how it was in 1992. I could go fill out 20 apps, come home and the next day have to decide which of the 19 who called me for immediate hire I wanted
to work for. Until we get it back like that again, we can't just yank this gov't help from people.
I'm AS AGAINST those who misuse the help, mind you. I cant STAND people like that lady with 18 kids who said in the video "SOMEone's gotta pay for all
this. Someone's gotta pay for my kids." yeah. YOU do, lady. And those habitual generational abusers of this aid, they gotta get some work ethics and
skills. But for those of us who have rotten luck and exhausted all our resources and who are now having to bite their tongue, leave their home of ages
and move to housing... HOUSING..... and be on food stamps, it's freakin' embarassing as much as it is a GODSEND..... but yeah. He can't just take that
all away. There has to be jobs a plenty first. There has to be, else we're going to see some stuff we just haven't seen before. Desperate people will
do bad things and that terrifies me.
I went from having smart phones for me and my kid, best satellite tv one had to offer, best internet, top line plans on all, able to buy anything we
wanted online, pay all bills and rent and get food with no worries, to losing my job and now to having to go on stamps and apply for HOUSING. Family
won't help. Once you move out, you're on your own. So that's NO option. edit to add, I have one pay as you go phone for jobs only, no tvs in the
house, the lowest net plan so i can still run my adobe cs4 and do what i need to do for school. We have nothing. The only bill I have now is rent,
electric and net. and 20 here and there for the pay as you go. so we are not living it up. heck, i barely get to wash clothing but once a month at the
Life both terrifies me and depresses me. Yet I don't give up. I keep applying. I DO have a job with the school as a substitute janitor. Thing is, it's
only when someone is sick. So they could be healthy for months. At least I have a foot in the door. If /when someone leaves/quits/gets fired/moves on,
I'll get the job. And it's 40 a week minimum. Just waiting for that day to happen is hard. And being a sub is only min wage. :/ But it's a start.
edit on 15-1-2012 by sarra1833 because: (no reason given)