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Old 05-25-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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I know I work and own my house and do all the things people are expected to do, but I wanna start being lazy and freeload off my government (fellow tax payers). I just need to find a lucky woman to start having my babies and she needs to agree to ALWAYS be pregnant. The more babies we have the more money we can get. The way I figure it, if I get a Section 8 voucher and food stamps and a welfare check, I can stay home with my kids and watch TPIR everyday. I can also find an under the table job to get myself a nice ride. I'll be all set.

BTW, I'll have no encouragement to ever get a better job because all my free stuff would go away.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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How original and creative. "It's awesome to be poor!" satire is so boring.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Bolton Hill
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That does seem to be how the system is broken.

The new American dream.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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Having been on public assistance when I was a child and now as a member of the upper-middle class, I find your post both disgusting and ignorant of any true understanding of people's circumstances. I gladly pay into a safety net that once prevented my family and me from starving while we were down.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Bolton Hill
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I'm sure most people are in favor of a support system to help people get back on their feet and prosper but that's not how I see the current system.

The current system seems to encourage people to stay out of work and have more kids to get more benefits. Others seem to be on permanent disability but are able to still function and could benefit society. If the government provided jobs and mandatory education for them in exchange for benefits instead of just giving them benefits then I could see the problem non-existent. This would allow the people to be able to get a job for more money then what the government job is paying and encourage then to prosper. Some people are in very rough shape and I understand that they would not fit this but then the government would just have to benefits but they should for the most part be bed ridden.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:13 PM
 
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Did you know welfare is only good for 24 consecutive months at a time, and there is a 60 month lifetime limit? Or that recipients are required to have a job after 24 months? That rule has been in place for nearly two decades.

In Maryland, a single parent with 2 kids receives $574/month from TANF (welfare) and $526 from SNAP (food stamps). So yeah, have fun living like that.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Bolton Hill
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Did you know welfare is only good for 24 consecutive months at a time, and there is a 60 month lifetime limit? Or that recipients are required to have a job after 24 months?
Not for the kids that then have babies to continue the never ending cycle.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:33 AM
 
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In Maryland, a single parent with 2 kids receives $574/month from TANF (welfare) and $526 from SNAP (food stamps). So yeah, have fun living like that.
Not always. Currently unemployed, single mom of two, getting $268 a month in food stamps.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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No need to make an announcement ...head to the nearest welfare office and do it already.



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I know I work and own my house and do all the things people are expected to do, but I wanna start being lazy and freeload off my government (fellow tax payers). I just need to find a lucky woman to start having my babies and she needs to agree to ALWAYS be pregnant. The more babies we have the more money we can get. The way I figure it, if I get a Section 8 voucher and food stamps and a welfare check, I can stay home with my kids and watch TPIR everyday. I can also find an under the table job to get myself a nice ride. I'll be all set.

BTW, I'll have no encouragement to ever get a better job because all my free stuff would go away.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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Not always. Currently unemployed, single mom of two, getting $268 a month in food stamps.
Yeah, I should have said those were the maximum allowances. Individual allotments will vary based on income (including unemployment insurance) and other assets (savings, property value).
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