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Before I start I just want to say that I am in no way trying to "lump" all welfare recipients into a stereotype. I am ONLY speaking on the people I know of PERSONALLY.
Here's the thing. Dh and I have used food stamps before. Happily. It helped bridge a gap for us when we really needed it!!
Dh and I were talking about a "family member" that is receiving food stamps. She also collects child support, from 3 guys and is on housing. The guy she is with now does NOT work and he happily admits that. He told dh once, "Work why? So they can take every cent I make. Nah ni**a I don't think so. I'mma hustle."
Exact words. He does sell drugs. Dh and I budget down to the last penny. We try our best to make every dollar stretch while also trying to put money back into savings. It's not that easy for us, but we manage.
This "family member" just bought a new tahoe and it irked me so much. Her mom told me the car is in the bf's name so it can't be traced to her or whatever.
I guess what I'm getting at is.... Why is stuff like this allowed to happen? I know people who struggle daily and have been turned away from welfare. I know others who have been on welfare since before I was born.
Am I wrong to be bothered by it?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Jan. 24, 2013 in Money & Work
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I try to be thankful everyday for everything no matter how small it may seem to someone else.
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