Curious because I am proud of myself for going to college (surgical tech) and the program requires I go full time so I know when I start I wont be able to work full time because I am going to have to study my ass off for the degree I am taking so I will be on food stamps to help feed myself and my 6yr old son. I work in a nursing home right now and have my STNA.....I wanna better myself so that I never have to be on assistance againAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:37 AM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Money & Work
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 AM on Jun. 15, 2009
If you are capable of working then you should. You said it yourself---- You are making a choice here. Yes, a very positive and goal oriented choice, but you need to realize those of us who have student loans, worked, and went to school with kids and did not go on food stamps may not agree with that part. You asked your question and should be willing to take all answers. There is never ever any negative about bettering yourself, but you are already setting up a deficit saying how hard it will be if you work--hell, who said life was easy or that getting your education would be. Again, if you qualify so be it, but plenty of us would not qualify, worked, had a home, paid bills, and did it all---still earning our education.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 7:51 AM on Jun. 15, 2009
A lot of people are going to respond negatively to accepting food stamps. Here is my opinion on the matter. All financial assistance programs exist for a reason. food stamps are available to families who need help feeding their children. And this help comes from other people in the country via taxes. If you feel you need food stamps to make sure your child has plenty of health fruits, veggies and lean proteins in his diet, then you are benefiting from the system the way you are supposed to.
yes me again...sorry. We are contributing to federal transitional assistance programs weather we like it or not and I would rather people such as yourself take advantage of it rather than those using it to buy food and sell it for crack. As for working and school and parenting, just because it is possible, does not mean it is the RIGHT thing for you. Spending less time with your son, increasing you physical exhaustion and stress level and limiting your healthy food choices is irresponsible also.
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