posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 11:48 AM
Well i came from a household similar to what you described. My mother had me at 16, dropped out of school. Eventually got her GED, but that is the
only similar part. My mom worked hard, got a job with the state, married a guy, who is not my biological father, but is my dad in ever sense of the
word. They had 3 more kids all girls. He was also a drop out, he ended up getting his GED, and joined the Marines. He married my mother 2 years after
i was born, which was after get got discharged from the Marines. He become a head foremen at a paper company. Both would be considered uneducated, and
poor (combined income less then 40k a year). But i would not say they are a problem with this country. Both lived productive and meaningful lives.
They raised us kids as best they could. We turned out pretty good.
I graduated highschool, got my associates degree, and went on to become a very good FA technician. My sisters all graduated highschool, none went
beyond that, i think all 3 took some college courses. All of us kids are married, 2 have kids of their own. And non of us are on welfare, or any other
government aid programs. I am not saying those who are on the programs are less then me, I am saying from where me and my sisters came from, and what
we grew up in, we are doing pretty damn good.
I do agree with the fact that people who abuse the system, there are multiple ways of doing this, are a leech and helping bleed things dry. I know
people back in my home city, who are in section 8 housing, on welfare, and all that. They drive around in the newest escallades, CTS, the reason they
get these vechicles is becasue the person they are with is a drug dealer. They don't get married have 3-8 kids, the father lets the mom claim them,
he sells drugs, and the only thing he askes is to live in the section 8 housing when he is making more money in a week then the average person makes
in a year. Since the income is undocumented and illegal the section 8 housing folks are none the wiser to it. The drug dealer, will live in the house
but will not have any personal belongings there that woudl indicate he truely lives there. This is for when the section 8 housing folks do the
inspection, they just see the mom and her brood there. These types of people, drive me nuts.