First of all, I don't see an issue with using it if you have to... this is mostly for those who are NOT on any form of assistance but could have been...or have run into similar situations...
But does anyone else actually get people acting like they are stupid for NOT using assistance??? I was talking with a friend and somehow it got brought up how much we pay for our son's formula and food cost per month... and she goes "OMG, why wouldn't you use WIC?"
"We are fine. I don't really wanna use if we don't need it."
"Yeah...but it's free! I didn't have to pay for anything! You are crazy. You won't even try!"
Then there is the family member who practically BEGGED us to get on foodstamps even though we do not qualify...nor do we have issues buying groceries. She brought it up at least five times, and I politely told her to cut it out. Her response? She sent me the applications in the mail. When she came over and saw that I had left them sitting still folded on the counter, she asked why I never filled them out. Um...because I already told you I don't need them! She even tried to convince me to apply AGAIN after my son was born this past June because I had taken 4 weeks off (self employed) to spend with him...and since foodstamps are based off your last four weeks pay, and that number would have been zero... she tried to convince me to sign up so I could "spend the money I spend on groceries on other things."
Seriously? Does anybody else think like this? Yes...lets practically take money from some hungry person's mouth so I can save money on groceries and use that cash to what?
I even had a nurse once to PLEAD with me to apply for WIC because it was "just sitting there." Okay...true...but if fewer people apply, won't the state eventually stop spending too much on funding it?
Don't get me wrong... if you need the help, I ain't mad at you. Do what you gotta do. Feeding your kids is top priority and if it came down to my babies starving or using assistance, of course I'd apply. But since when is this is something to take so lightly? I almost feel like I'm left out of some club because so many people look at me sideways when I tell them I haven't even TRIED to sign up for all this "free" money. Anybody else know people like that? How do you respond without being downright rude?
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