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user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
4th Oct '12

Hey, if you need it then you need it. I'd look down on bad fashion sense before I looked down on food stamps. Kidding.



I think everyone should strive to better their situation, and I believe that most people want to. However it is the welfare receiving people who brag about it etc that do give everyone else a bad name. One bad apple and all that.

Lexrex TTC since Nov 2013; 32 kids; 3 angel babies; Nebraska 4295 posts
4th Oct '12

Example about all this assistance.
Girl i went to high school with 19 yrs old with 3 kids. She says she gets 700 dollars in foodstamps every month. Not even half way through the month she cries and complains shes out of foodstamps. I mean really come on. Your kids are 3,2 and 6 months. They do not eat that many groceries. Her 800 dollar rent is paid for by dchs which is douglas county housing services. Plus she gets medicaid or medicare for all for of them. The government will also pay for her childrens daycare and she sits at home not doing shit. No job and not going to school. Then she also gets a check for 500 something from the government and child support for one child. She couldnt even pay her electric bill because she wastes her money on bullshit, instead of getting furniture for her apartment or a reliable vehicle.
Those are the people i cannot stand that get assistance.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting * Sara *:" How do you know someone didn't give her that money to buy those tickets for them?"

.....that's what I was wondering. I hate that argument of what someone was buying or wearing when they bought it. They don't know if money was given to them or that purse she's carrying is a hand me down.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting LexrexAndDomorex:" Example about all this assistance. Girl i went to high school with 19 yrs old with 3 kids. She says she ... [snip!] ... instead of getting furniture for her apartment or a reliable vehicle. Those are the people i cannot stand that get assistance."

UGH. Waste of space.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Buffy♥:" I'm a SAHM and we're about to apply for the first time ever. If I worked, everything I make would go towards day care."


:!:



If you've got more than one kid, sometimes it's a lot cheaper to be a SAHM. Even in some places with just one. Daycare is about 500 a month here, I couldn't imagine both parents working with two or more kids. It's not worth it.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
4th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:</b>" :!: If you've got more than one kid, sometimes it's a lot cheaper to be a SAHM. Even in some places ... [snip!] ... just one. Daycare is about 500 a month here, I couldn't imagine both parents working with two or more kids. It's not worth it."</blockquote>




That's cheap! It's a least 900$ a child a month here.

Buffy♥ 2 kids; Japan 3741 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Reilly and Lila's Mommy:" Have you looked to see if your state offers any daycare assistance? If ours didn't then I wouldn't have ... [snip!] ... I wouldn't have been able to get a job. :( Luckily since we don't make very much they pay for all of it and now I can work :D"


No I haven't. We don't normally and have never needed them before but DH is going to be off work for 3 months and while he is trying to find work, we need them

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17570 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting LexrexAndDomorex:" Example about all this assistance. Girl i went to high school with 19 yrs old with 3 kids. She says she ... [snip!] ... instead of getting furniture for her apartment or a reliable vehicle. Those are the people i cannot stand that get assistance."


:shock: Wow!

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 15820 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Destinite:" Yep & I'd never be proud that I couldn't support my own child. "


There was no part of being proud we cannot fully 100 percent support this family. We make very little money, and when we did have a better income..we moved out, not thinking that one of us could possibly be without a job. Like I said, I just got out of this argument..I do not understand some peoples train of thought.



And to add, we are not on stamps yet. Just WIC.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting GrumpsMama.:" There was no part of being proud we cannot fully 100 percent support this family. We make very little ... [snip!] ... possibly be without a job. Like I said, I just got out of this argument..I do not understand some peoples train of thought. "


Being proud and not being ashamed are two totally different things.



You're doing what you need to for your child. Don't let anyone give you shit for needing help.

* Sara * 2 kids; Texas 18864 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Just Ames:" .....that's what I was wondering. I hate that argument of what someone was buying or wearing when they ... [snip!] ... or wearing when they bought it. They don't know if money was given to them or that purse she's carrying is a hand me down."



I know. I know my mother buys me nice hings out of love, it doesn't mean I'm all the sudden loaded.

Buffy♥ 2 kids; Japan 3741 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Just Ames:" .....that's what I was wondering. I hate that argument of what someone was buying or wearing when they ... [snip!] ... or wearing when they bought it. They don't know if money was given to them or that purse she's carrying is a hand me down."


Yeah. I got dirty looks at the WIC office for pulling out my huge ass smart phone. Bigger than the iphone. But my FIL pays the bill and I got it with my upgrade.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30825 posts
status 4th Oct '12
Quoting GrumpsMama.:" There was no part of being proud we cannot fully 100 percent support this family. We make very little ... [snip!] ... got out of this argument..I do not understand some peoples train of thought. And to add, we are not on stamps yet. Just WIC."


It is in poor taste to make a statement like that, though. It isn't my business or anyone else's business what your financial affairs consist of. I'm sure it is a defense mechansim from the negative view many people have about gov't assistance, but don't worry about it!If you need the help, you need it.
No one really knows another person's situation unless they live with them & see everything.



nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
4th Oct '12
Quoting Buffy♥:" Yeah. I got dirty looks at the WIC office for pulling out my huge ass smart phone. Bigger than the iphone. But my FIL pays the bill and I got it with my upgrade."



Lol I just got the iphone 4!! I paid a whole DOLLAR for it :D I totally broke the bank. lol

Lexrex TTC since Nov 2013; 32 kids; 3 angel babies; Nebraska 4295 posts
4th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" UGH. Waste of space."</blockquote>




What do you mean by waste of space?