Can be anon if you want.
I know before I needed assistance I had a rather narrow-minded view of the lifestyle assocoiated with being on food stamps. But as I have gone along with the program, I quickly found out that most stay within the guidelines and are not the low-lifes that some people associate with just being on assistance.
I found that there are young, old, those that had good jobs, and those like me who's physical illness landed them on the sidelines.
Its no fun being on food stamps. Im not out there buying steaks or cigarettes, heck I dont even smoke.
What makes me angry is that the generalization that society seems to have with this topic..like just because Im on the food stamp program that Im considered a scammer or baby machine, which Im not. Im tired of being judged of what I wear, what car I had, heaven forbid, I wont dress in a potato sack, but Im certainly not in high fashion either.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:28 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
I don't see any problem with somebody needing help. It's much better thing to ask for help then being in denial sate and refuse the help when it's needed. I don't have the need to judge people . I don't know their life story or why they need help.
Answer by Tristana at 4:29 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by outstandingLove at 4:29 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by BJoan at 4:32 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
I think it should be a hand up. Temporary, with incentives to build confidence, skills, and prosper independent from the government. I think the government should create more incentive to get off of assistance (tuition credits, etc).
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:33 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by mamakirs at 4:34 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Answer by Praying at 4:34 PM on Feb. 26, 2009
Check out some of the top posts today in Groups: