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Old 02-25-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Default I want to be on welfare!!!!

If I were on welfare I could get a medical card, WIC, food stamps, a rent free apartment, paid utilites, clothing vouchers, and a cash check each month.

Instead I am married to a man who is college educated and has a good job. So we have to pay an insurance deductable of $750.00 each Jan then out ins coverage is 80/20. And don't forget the hundreds of dollars that comes out of his check each month for the ins. I am about to have a baby via c-section. We just paid out $750.00 dectuable and now it is time to pay the $750.00 again for this year. Our 20% of the hospital stay/c-section will be thousands more.

If we had a medical card......all FREE.

I also had bre$st surgery a few years ago and will have to use formula the whole time. Have you seen the price of that stuff??? Of course if I were on welfare ... I could get WIC....all FREE.

Buy the time we pay all of our medical bills and for the formula the people on walfare will be living better than me. I will have to struggle to pay my rent, utilites, and food. If I were on welfare it would all be FREE.

My best friend just had a baby and said on the birth cert. father unknown. She gets all of this stuff for free. Plus she babysits a couple of kids and gets close to $1,000 a month "under the table money." She drives a better car, lives in a nicer townhouse, has nicer things, and can afford to go out alot more that we can.

It just doesn't make sence to me.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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Welfare is only for 5 years lifetime limit. Thank GOD! It used to be you could be on welfare forever. 5 years is fine albeit there are still people who abuse but at least they can't abuse it forever like they use to...
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: California
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I started working when I was 13, i mowed lawns and did whatever I could to make money, I've never been out of a job and have worked rotating shift work for over 30 years which I'm sure is shortening my life, I have earned everything I own. My son has a friend, his grandmother was on welfare, his mother was on welfare and he is on welfare, he has an apartment, big screen TV and a car, he hasn't earned one of them, he has no stress or worries, no responsabilities and he will probably out live me.
Maybe I've went about life all wrong
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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SuzyQ - so what if she has better "stuff"? As a mother and wife, I agree with the sentiments you present. However, though your friend may get all this stuff free... just think. You get the satisfaction that you've actually earned everything you have.

And yes, formula is a pain. Due to problems, my daughter was on the stuff. The only think I can recommend is going to a place like Sam's Club and getting a HUGE container. It's a lot cheaper in the long run. I also recommend getting diapers and wipes in this manner.

Just remember - you're actually EARNING what you have..

AND

The grass is always greener.... over the septic tank.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:19 AM
 
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Yeah, but those "rent free apartments" are in places like Cabrini-Green.

Not a big fan of welfare, but it is pretty goofy acting like people on welfare are living the high life.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Missouri of course
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Welfare is only for 5 years lifetime limit. Thank GOD! It used to be you could be on welfare forever. 5 years is fine albeit there are still people who abuse but at least they can't abuse it forever like they use to...
Yes BUT, and this is the big but to the welfare being for only 5 years in most states, in some it is 3 years. When they get close to losing the welfare they then switch over to SSI, which happens to be for a lifetime if needed. No rest for the weary and let me tell you that plenty illegals with fake SS numbers and such also get SSI. Be prepared because the number of people on SSI will only get higher.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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Maybe I've went about life all wrong


Bet you don't feel that way when you look in the mirror in the morning,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Yeah, but those "rent free apartments" are in places like Cabrini-Green.

Not a big fan of welfare, but it is pretty goofy acting like people on welfare are living the high life.
Thank you for a common sense posting about this subject.

A lot of phoney stuff is stated about welfare. Having a severely handicapped adult child I get to deal with the medical and dental care associated with the Medicaid program, and the level of care is not something that any of you would find acceptable.

I spend money on my kid's medical and dental care, because that authorized under Medicaid is positively awful. I would much rather "out of pocket" her care (to the extent I financially can) then use the Medicaid approved medical process.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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My friends townhouse was just built a few years ago and is WAY nicer than mine.

I know that not all people living on walfare are living the high life. But my friend is living a higher life than I am.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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To qualify for SSI, one must be 65 years of age, or either blind or disabled. There are also income and resource limits that cannot be exceeded. The level of disinformation out there on the ease of qualifying for assistance and the life style that assistance will allow you to live is simply staggering...
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