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Let's clear up a misconception: not everyone on PA is lazy

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Honestly these posts about lazy people on PA is driving me a bit nuts.

Why?  Because I know many people on PA who work their asses off and still can't make ends meet. 

Right now DH and I are on WIC, food stamps and heat assistance.  Why?  Because he has cancer and can't work and I lost my job due to state budget cuts.  We are both disabled veterans and when we looked at the economy and how things are going we decided that we should go back to school.  So we are both full time students in college so that we can make the future better for our family.  While we are doing that we need a bit of extra help mainly until DH is finally approved by the VA for disability.

I have a friend who is also on PA.  She is currently working 4 jobs (2 seasonal and 2 part time).  She works her ass off but still can't make ends meet so she has WIC and food stamps.  She also goes to school part time.

I know many hard working people who just can't seem to make ends meet in this economy.  They are either working hard on getting their education and they are working hard in multiple jobs or working full time.  

You can't judge every situation just by seeing one side of it.  Things such for a lot of people in today's world.  

by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Well, I support legalizing it and its been twenty years since smoked it. guess some people need a hobby and following you is hers. I would lol but its pathetic.

Quoting blues_pagan:

I am a very vocal supporter of legalizing it and have also admitted to using it.  I just think that this anon has a hard on for me and follows me every time I post in this forum.

Quoting celestegood:

Where did you read that??? I read that her dh has cancer. Not that they smoke weed.



Quoting Anonymous:

Yet you smoke weed.


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quietbookworm
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM

True.

Quoting romalove:


Quoting blues_pagan:

I think that the women who come here and proclaim they are abusing the system are honestly trolls.  They know it will work people up.

There are many women on this forum who are extremely immature.  It's scary that they are moms.  Calling them trolls is kinder than what I think of them lol.


blues_pagan
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Well considering that both DH and I are disabled veterans and are using our Gi Bills to go to school to better ourselves I guess that you can have this negative outlook.  

Quoting Anonymous:

So essentially we are paying for you and your husband to go back to school and make a better life for yourselves, how about one of you go to school at a time and the other works. Why do we have to foot the complete bill for both of you? How are you working hard exactly? Most people I know that are going to school full time are also working, and are not on PA. You are not working hard, you are living off of all of us!


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM

College is going to do you no good if there are no jobs.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM


Quoting celestegood:

Where did you read that??? I read that her dh has cancer. Not that they smoke weed.

Quoting Anonymous:

Yet you smoke weed.

Probably previous posts somewhere.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

 What are you and your dh going to school for?

blues_pagan
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Right now DH and I are looking into medical school (which we are all but guaranteed to get into).  People always need Doctors.

Quoting Anonymous:

College is going to do you no good if there are no jobs.


furbabymum
by Platinum Member on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM

 It's the posts from women who refuse to work because they "deserve" to be SAHM's that set me against PA.

winkyloafer
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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Oh, shut up.


Quoting Anonymous:

So essentially we are paying for you and your husband to go back to school and make a better life for yourselves, how about one of you go to school at a time and the other works. Why do we have to foot the complete bill for both of you? How are you working hard exactly? Most people I know that are going to school full time are also working, and are not on PA. You are not working hard, you are living off of all of us!


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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 The GI bill does not cover foodstamps and WIC, the taxpayers do.

Quoting blues_pagan:

Well considering that both DH and I are disabled veterans and are using our Gi Bills to go to school to better ourselves I guess that you can have this negative outlook.  

Quoting Anonymous:

So essentially we are paying for you and your husband to go back to school and make a better life for yourselves, how about one of you go to school at a time and the other works. Why do we have to foot the complete bill for both of you? How are you working hard exactly? Most people I know that are going to school full time are also working, and are not on PA. You are not working hard, you are living off of all of us!


 

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