At 7/11/11 12:13 AM, JadeTheAssassin wrote:
At 7/11/11 12:06 AM, MintPaw wrote:
Homeless people are dumbasses, there's so many government funds you can live off of, I mean, there's food stamps for one.the food stamp and welfare systems in the US are laughable simply because those that need it the most don't qualify for it, and those who abuse it are getting to be bigger in numbers? or how about in stereocrisis' situation, where food stamps can't be transferable to get diapers or baby wipes for his kids, nor can it get toilet paper or toothpaste.
Exactly. People think that it's so easy. The government doesn't just come in on a big white horse like a knight defending you from starvation. You have to stand in lines for hours, and be on the phone for hours just to get what they offer. Food stamps for my family and I don't even last the entire month. Where I live, the state doesn't give cash assistance, (spending money for things like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, BILLS) unless both my wife and I both already had part-time jobs, or unless one of us had one full time job. I was DENIED unemployment checks. I'm not disabled in any way so I can't get any money for that, and I wouldn't want to exploit the system like that, so I never tried. But you know what? My wife WAS in a car accident and can't even get TEMPORARY disability for injuries that she will most likely have for the duration of her natural life. The system is soooo soooo fucked. She was driving in her company truck at her job at auto zone, and some idiot smashed into her from behind while she was STOPPED trying to make a right turn. She got FIRED as a result. She didn't even get worker compensation. She's had a law suit going on for over 4 years, and in that time, she hasn't seen one dollar for any of it. The only help we get is food stamps, and WIC, which supplies our children with formula, and we can get milk, and cereal, and the most basic forms of food.
We don't get help with bills other then food in other words. We only have this computer because we live with my mother, who works, and she pays for everything. Without her help, we would be in a homeless shelter.
And I know everyone has a story, but to be called out for being full of shit really hurts. Especially since this is all true. Not only that, but what is a further kick in the balls is "advice" people give. It's like, you know, "advice" doesn't pay the bills. Even good natured advice can really get under my skin. Because people have these outlandish assumptions about how the system works.