See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
okay ladies, let me first say, I do not think there is anything wrong with getting help through the welfare system when you are down on luck, or working towards something better. That said, I am SO TIRED OF PEOPLE ABUSING THESE RESOURCES! I had my son a few days after I turned 19. I have only my high school diploma. I do not receive child support or share custody of my child. I was raised by parents without college degrees, who worked hard to provide for us and tried to teach us to be moral people. My fiance left 7 months ago leaving me to raise my son alone. I live 200 miles from my family. I'm getting to the point, I promise!
My sister, who has always been the golden child, is married. She now has 3 children. She chose to leave her husband and the third child is with her new boyfriend who also has 2 children. Although she and her husband have been seperated for well over a year, they have not filed for divorce because they "can't afford to." My sister receives food stamps, medicaid, and daycare assistance even though her boyfriend works and she works. She only works part time and has repeatedly turned down oppurtunities to work full time. She is able bodied and has no reason not to work part time. my parents pretty much always have her older kids. I have not spoken to her since I found out that her and her bf bought a horse. They also have 14 cows, a mule, several cats, and a dog. They have 2 pick ups and an SUV. I just found out that they bought another horse!!!!!!! Seriously? Maybe I'm wrong to be upset but.....i work 40 hours a week minimum and struggle to make ends meet. I did get assitance when my son was younger, and worked my ass off to get a better job and get off the system. So how do people like her get to have everything handed to them? and why the hell am i busting my ass when i could be better off not working? And most of all, how do 2 people raised in the same home have such different values?
There is so much more I could say about my sister and her miserable "parenting"....jus wondering if anyone else is fed up with watching people use and abuse the welfare system?