People think that just because you may have made a decent living in the past, and have nice things, that you shouldn't be allowed to receive help in tough times. My husband and I have worked hard all our lives. Both got our graduate degrees, worked up the corporate ladder, started our business and now are struggling to make ends meet. We never pay ourselves for the sake of keeping the business afloat and keeping our employees. Now WE are struggling to pay the bills. We've cut spending as much as we can. We've refinanced, had yard sales, pawned jewelry, and I'm still struggling with the bills. I really need some help while the business is struggling.
Time and time again, I've heard from people on PA say "we've paid taxes, so we are entitled to it". Do you think PA should HELP all in need, or be a sole source for those living in poverty?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on May. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:42 PM on May. 23, 2009
I'm right there with you. We are refinancing our house. I own my own business and the economy is dragging it through the gutter right now. I have so much tied up in the business that I can't afford to let it go but I'm not really making any money from it right now. My s/o has a Phd and he's had to take a second job (an umpire) to bring in extra cash. Public assistance is very discriminatory. You have to be on the verge of losing everything before they will help you and by the time that happens you can't get out of the cycle. They need more programs to help working families "keep" what they have instead of giving hand outs to those families that choose to have more kids and live in section 8 housing, living on welfare for years.
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