The Welfare System compared to Disability Benefits
Wrong. I always tell people that if they slipped on the stairs at their civilian jobs, or strained their back lifting something at their civilian jobs, they would get workman's comp benefits within weeks of their injury. Not with us though! What kills me the most is that we were always good at paying our bills on time and had excellant credit. Then Sean was hurt and my tiny paycheck running a home daycare could barely cover us. Our church helped with paying our mortgage so we did not loose the house, I paid for food and utilities, but told credit card companies that they would have to wait. It was out of my hands. So our credit was litterally ruined by the Army!
It just makes me so upset to know that all this is still happening, even though it's in the news now. Nobody should have to worry about where their child's next meal is coming from or whether or not they have enough money for groceries! Our men served our country to protect us. We only want what we are due, not like the money grabbers who suck off of the government on purpose because they don't want to work.
I applied for food stamps and was mortified to go down to the office and fill out the forms. I hung my head low, feeling like crap. Other people were walking in and happy as could be, running into friends and family, like it was a social gathering! I WAS DENIED!
I called my father in tears, thinking he would be so ashamed that I would go to fill out the forms for food stamps. He is a staunch Republican. Dad said, "Don't you DARE be upset! Those programs are for exactly what you are going through now, a hard time. It's the abusers of the system that make me upset."
It just makes no sense to me that we will tollerate people abusing the system on welfare and such but we won't pay our soldiers when they are hurt. Something is VERY WRONG with that!
A little story here...When I was pregnant with Leah, I was working full time and so was Sean. We both had crappy cars, but owned them, and we lived in an apartment building that we paid full rent for. The apartment building also had women on the welfare system who received not only a free home, but food, money and also free daycare. They made fun of ME going to work! Used to laugh and say stuff like "Have fun at your JOB, idiot." One day I was just hormonal as Hell and I told them it was a little thing called pride and wanting to better myself for my children to have a better life than what you are teaching YOUR kids. So, you just lay out in the sun and get fat and happy, but always know that you will never be better than me because you chose to sit around and suck off taxpayers because you are too lazy to work.
They did not say anything to me after that. Funny, when I ran my daycare, I had 2 families who used the free daycare system. They did not work, went home after dropping their child off with me for a 10 hour day. But they also complained more than any other clients I had! They were impossible and demanding too.
So, our government allows all this to happen, but when it comes to paying veterans for being injured, they try and make it so difficult that most just give up fighting. There is no justice in that.
Anyhow, thanks for reading. What do you all think, is this screwed up or what?