Do you really know the people you are hurting? Do you think about the impact of your outspoken opinions?
From a little girl to the world:
Please don't get mad at me when my mommy has to use food stamps and WIC to feed me.
Please don't look at me that way when my mom has to put groceries back because there is not enough money.
Please don't think I am dirty because my mommy gets help to pay our rent.
Please don't think my mommy is lazy, she always gives me a bath and makes my meals and plays with me.
Please help my mommy find a job even though she is diabled, she really wants to work.
Please remember that I need to go to the doctor so my mommy has insurance thru the state, I am so happy to be able to get medicine when I am sick.
Please don't think my mommy is a liar, most of our clothes are nice but they are hand me downs.
Please remember me and that when you look at me and my mommy that way I just want to cry.
Answer by Gremlyn1980 at 8:57 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 9:01 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:02 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by MrsJStearns at 9:03 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:08 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 9:15 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by leah_rai at 9:16 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
I think it is sad for people to make comments. Even people who say there are more people who abuse the system then not. Do you really KNOW that for a fact or is that just your opinion based on what you think you observe in PA situations. Nobody really knows any ones situation, and I don't think it is very easy to "cheat" the system, when you apply for PA things you have to show verification of certain items and you get reviewed every 6 months (at least that is how it works here) ( I know because I was denied, but I have no resentment towards people who qualify). Also just because someone is on PA does not mean they do not work, it means that they earn an amount of money that places them below the poverty line, everyone has there own issues, and others should mind there own business.
Answer by sheloveearth at 9:33 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
It doesn't make me feel anything. I sounds like something that would be in a chain email. I don't care who is on PA and for what reason, I have issues with the fact that some people blatantly abuse the system and they aren't discouraged from doing so, so the abuse continues without consequences. I don't take the time to see how other people at the grocery store are paying for their food. I don't assume that a child that looks messy is that way because the parents are lazy. Kids are supposed to get messy. As for someone looking at her like she 'is dirty because her mom gets help paying the rent', what is that supposed to mean? How would I know if she is paying rent or not? How would I know if she is on state insurance or not?
I take it back. It makes me feel annoyed that a child (if one actually wrote this) is trying to manipulate the readers into feeling pity or shame.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:45 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
Answer by May-20 at 10:19 AM on Sep. 22, 2010
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