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For those of you who bash on those who get PA...

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Some of you say that its your hard earned money and that they should get jobs. Some of you say that they are milking the system. Some of you even say that those on welfare are lazy. Ive even read that some of you think that those on welfare are not thinking of their children properly. A lot of people who are on public assistance actually do have jobs. Full time jobs. However, working full time sometimes just isn't enough, especially considering how expensive it is to afford shelter and food these days, especially when a child is involved. Some of these people are in college because they want to go to school so that they can have better jobs and get off of welfare. Yes, there are those that milk the system. However, there are those who genuinely need the extra help just to survive. A lot of people on welfare are not lazy. In fact, they would rather have a job that pays them enough so that they can get off of welfare. A lot of the people on welfare are also on it so that they can fully support their children and provide for their needs. A lot of people go through really hard times in their lives financially. Sometimes, people need help from the government for survival. Not everyone is blessed with a good job or a second income.


Update: Ok, some of the ladies on here seem to be implying that they think Im on welfare. Let me set the record straight. I am NOT on welfare.Do my DH and I sometimes struggle to keep our heads above water? Yes. But we are not on welfare.

I get a free ride to school, yes, but thats because I am technically considered an orphan by the government (and believe me, I wish my mother was alive, and that my father wasnt so abusive; I would prefer not being considered an orphan).

My mom was a single mom of 3 children, one of which (me) having many expensive health issues. So yes, I did grow up on welfare, but that was with my mom working her ass off at 3 jobs.

Eventually my mom got too sick to care for us, so I spent half my childhood in foster care. Yes, I was technically on welfare then, but through no choice of my own.

But now ? I am not on welfare, and I hope that I am never at a point in my life where I would need it. But I don't really care if others get on it. Sometimes people need help. I was merely stating my opinions in this post, and a lot of the replies have been assuming and overgeneralizing.

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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3_girls_86
by Ruby Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM
I dont get those posts either. But the ones that people take pictures of other people shopping are ridiculous. I mean, some people live out of town where there isn't a huge grocery store so they have to buy a lot of food at once. I know a few people that have to do that.

Quoting faeriemom1972:

I never considered it a horrible thing, but what gets me is all of the "I'm on fs and look what I bought.....jealous?". I don't get the reason for those posts. It does make it hard for people to give those that need assistance the benefit of the doubt. 

Quoting 3_girls_86:

I didn't know being on fs was such a horrible thing intil I joined this site. It's ridiculous how bad people bash others.


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lovinglife0682
by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM
College is not a right.


Quoting Anonymous:

everyone has a business to go to college, because that is their RIGHT to an equal education.



Quoting Anonymous:

if they can't afford to go to college without using welfare then they have no business going to college.





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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Yeah, I will look down my nose at people who are on PA!!  I was on my own at 16, never could afford to go to college, and had no family except for my drug dependent mother.  I am now the mother of two.  I made hard choices and sacrifices so that I NEVER, NEVER,  NEVER had to rely on the government.  And yes, I do understand that a true disability is a different story.

faeriemom1972
by Ruby Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Lol, I know! I grocery shop once a week and honestly, I have never noticed how the person in front of me is paying. Nor have I ever paid enough attention to the person to even care how they are paying.

Quoting 3_girls_86:

I dont get those posts either. But the ones that people take pictures of other people shopping are ridiculous. I mean, some people live out of town where there isn't a huge grocery store so they have to buy a lot of food at once. I know a few people that have to do that.

Quoting faeriemom1972:

I never considered it a horrible thing, but what gets me is all of the "I'm on fs and look what I bought.....jealous?". I don't get the reason for those posts. It does make it hard for people to give those that need assistance the benefit of the doubt. 

Quoting 3_girls_86:

I didn't know being on fs was such a horrible thing intil I joined this site. It's ridiculous how bad people bash others.



Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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You didn't go to grade school huh?


Quoting Anonymous:

everyone has a business to go to college, because that is their RIGHT to an equal education.



Quoting Anonymous:

if they can't afford to go to college without using welfare then they have no business going to college.





mommybug77
by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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 wrong answer. Higher education is a privilege not a right. You do not have a right to be on welfare for the privilege to go to school.

Quoting Anonymous:

everyone has a business to go to college, because that is their RIGHT to an equal education.

 

Quoting Anonymous:

if they can't afford to go to college without using welfare then they have no business going to college.

 

 

 

deadlights86
by Platinum Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

if they can't afford to go to college without using welfare then they have no business going to college.

So they should just stay on pa for the rest of their lives?

deadlights86
by Platinum Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Then how do you expect people to get off welfare?

Quoting mommybug77:

 wrong answer. Higher education is a privilege not a right. You do not have a right to be on welfare for the privilege to go to school.

Quoting Anonymous:

everyone has a business to go to college, because that is their RIGHT to an equal education.


Quoting Anonymous:

if they can't afford to go to college without using welfare then they have no business going to college.



 


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM
A good job and a second income isn't a blessing, it's a reward.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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Quoting deadlights86:


there are millions of people who don't go to college and aren't on pa. They can work full time and pay their way threw college. All pa needs to be gone.
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