If you are working, you are paying into the system just like everyone else. Taxes get taken out of everyone's paychecks unless it is under the table.
What is wrong with a struggling family getting some help to make ends meet when they are working, but just not making enough to make it?
My husband made decent money before he got laid off, but after 700 dollars in insurance a month, our belts were pretty tight.
I am getting into a program here in Texas that provides schooling for free, and when I am done, our financial problems should be alleviated, but in the meantime, we need help. Both of us have paid into the system for the past 20 years. Shouldn't we be allowed the help right now, when we need it?
Oh, and by the way, the program I am getting into, requires community involvement on the part of the student, and a minimum of a 2 year commitment in their chosen field. It also offers opprtunities for further education to advancebyour career.