See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
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Total Votes: 88
This happens every year. My cousin and her DH spend over a month bragging about the tax return they will be getting (it's always over $10,000, they just had their 3th kid and this year they say its over $12,000). He works as a hospital tech full time (3, 12 hour shifts) while she stays at home, has never worked. They get medicaid for all 5 of them, about $700 a month in food stamps plus wic, help with their rent which cuts their rent of a 3 bedroom apt to $400 a month.
Now while I don't think they should live on it like they do (they have no intention of getting off of the PA in fact the other day she talked about how great it will be when the kids start school because they can get them on free lunch and breakfast but still get the same amount of food stamps and the youngest is 3 months old) I am glad that at least their kids aren't going hungry. However, when they get their tax return (which ends up being about 1/3 of their annual income) instead of saving it for car repairs or clothes for the kids or whatever, they go shit crazy, they buy video games, systems and other electronics and go out to dinner every night.
After they spend a couple weeks doing all of this and bragging about it on facebook, they are broke again. Then suprise suprise, the whether starts getting warm and their kids need summer clothes (they are young so they need new clothes every year) that they can't afford and they start going from family memeber to family member asking us to buy stuff for the kids.
How can people get more back then they pay into the system? I mean he only pays in $3500 a year and they get back over $12000 plus all the welfare they get. Personally, I think that when doing the taxes, they should ask about what welfare you get and that should be deducted from your return.