my dh works 30+ hours of overtime every check and it seems like we are barely making ends meet. we get the necessities and thats it. while people who work part or not at all get public assistance and 500+ in food stamps and pay hardly anything in rent. why is it that those of us who work and take care of our own have to just barely get by. we shouldnt have to be going hungry cause we make to much for assistance, yet sil gets 800 in food stamps and sells some of them so they can buy cigarettes and what not, they get free rent plus 500 in cash assistance, why because they refuse to work. but yet dh and i bust our asses at our jobs to barely make ends meet.
so how is this fair?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:48 PM on Jul. 8, 2011 in Money & Work
Answer by layh41407 at 7:19 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 6:53 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 9:48 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by fourisplenty at 6:54 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by dancer at 7:01 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by dancer at 7:04 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
There's definitely a flaw in the system. I thought that they were supposed to make all able-bodied people look for work or at least take classes toward a degree or trade in order to receive public assistance & not have it as a long term solution. In the meantime, maybe you can check into local food banks or churches to help supplement your food budget. Hang in there mama, you're def. not alone! *Hugs*
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:19 PM on Jul. 8, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 7:38 PM on Jul. 8, 2011