taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Mar 11th '13

if it was limited, i would not care im thankful for any help i get.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Mar 11th '13

My family is on medicaid and food stamps.



I don't have WIC, Section 8/low income housing, childcare assistance, or utility assistance.



I don't understand peoples' hate for the programs. These 2 programs are supplying my family with food and medical care while I push myself through school at a completely exhausting and grueling pace so I can get a career started.



When I have a grocery cart full of food and kids, I really don't have the inclination to separate the one or two items that are considered "junk" from the rest of my groceries.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Mar 11th '13
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♡☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆♡ 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Grand Forks, ND, United States 49240 posts
status Mar 11th '13

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♡☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆♡ 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Grand Forks, ND, United States 49240 posts
status Mar 11th '13

what I find really funny is some of you girls saying you work so hard really mean your man works really hard to pay taxes

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Mar 11th '13
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" u would not have to u ring them all up and then when u pay for it, it would only cover whats covered and then u pay for the rest with ur debit card cash ect."


I'm talking about right now. :? If I put a package of cookies in with the rest of my groceries, my card is going to cover them.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Mar 11th '13
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::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
Mar 11th '13

What annoys me most are the people on government assistance who have: internet, cable, expensive cell phones, nice cars with outrageous car payments, and who go out to eat or go out a lot, etc.



I am a single mom and receive no child support--I am not on government assistance. Money is tight most of the time, but I cut costs where I can. I dont have cable because I think it is frivolous and definitely NOT a need. I rarely go out to eat and do as many free activities with LO as I can. I saved money so that I could put a down payment on my car and not have outrageous car payments--my payment is less than $200 a month on a 3 year loan. I decline trash service at my house and instead load up a trash bag a day to take to my parents' dumpster at work. When I go grocery shopping, I buy generic everything and buy meats when they are discounted and freeze them. I also just spent $1500 of my tax return to cover my deductible for medical expenses in December. I understand the need for food stamps and other government funded assistance programs, but unfortunately too many people are using the government as a reason to not manage their money properly. Nobody wants to do without wants anymore and wants are now being mistaken for needs.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Mar 11th '13
Quoting ::Nikki:::" What annoys me most are the people on government assistance who have: internet, cable, expensive cell ... [snip!] ... reason to not manage their money properly. Nobody wants to do without wants anymore and wants are now being mistaken for needs."

I have internet and an iPhone. :lol:



Internet is cheap, believe it or not. And my iPhone is prepaid $30 a month. If I don't pay the $30, I don't have service. Meh.



You can have nice things without spending a lot of money. I just picked up a pair of fuzzy lined Coach slip ons for $20. They'll last me a good while.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Mar 11th '13
Quoting ::Nikki:::" What annoys me most are the people on government assistance who have: internet, cable, expensive cell ... [snip!] ... reason to not manage their money properly. Nobody wants to do without wants anymore and wants are now being mistaken for needs."


I have a car payment that my family took over and is paying the full payment for me to pay it off they also just paid for it to be fixed. I am married to my daughters dad but my son is fully mine, i get no help from his dad, I live under my moms roof she pays the cable and internet and phone bill. My husband has a phone that is cheap and i have a state paid phone.....



I can't even remember the last time i went out to eat... They are helping me get on my feet i am in school full time looking for a job and taking care of my kids.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
Mar 11th '13

I also don't have a monthly rent payment because most of our tax refund goes to a year's worth of rent that we pay to our landlord.



I had some left over student loan mony after I paid my sitter through mid-May and my 4 year old's daycare tuition through June so I bought an iPhone.



Sue me. :lol:

::Nikki:: 1 child; Arkansas 2624 posts
Mar 11th '13
Quoting Click Me Click Me!!!:" I have a car payment that my family took over and is paying the full payment for me to pay it off they ... [snip!] ... i went out to eat... They are helping me get on my feet i am in school full time looking for a job and taking care of my kids."

I am more talking about the people who count their assistance as "income" and refuse to better their situations because then they would no longer qualify for assistance and it "wouldn't be worth it". It seems like the point of assistance is to eventually get off of it and be proud of being able to fully support yourself.
Like I said, assistance definitely has a need and is a good program in theory...but I think that there should be more limitations, especially on the amount of time you are allowed to benefit from it--"being a hand up and not a hand out", kwim?

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Mar 11th '13
Quoting ::Nikki:::" I am more talking about the people who count their assistance as "income" and refuse to better their ... [snip!] ... limitations, especially on the amount of time you are allowed to benefit from it--"being a hand up and not a hand out", kwim?"

yah here TANF cash aid is limited to 18 months of ur life my husbands income is to much for it. they have like a limit u have to make under like 200 bucks.

Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 34988 posts
Mar 11th '13
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Mama♥Breezy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 34988 posts
Mar 11th '13
Quoting ::Nikki:::" I am more talking about the people who count their assistance as "income" and refuse to better their ... [snip!] ... limitations, especially on the amount of time you are allowed to benefit from it--"being a hand up and not a hand out", kwim?"


Here you can only get cash assistance for 2 years, and must complete 35 hours of an approved activity to keep receiving your benefits.