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Old 12-04-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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The bad thing is that there's a lot of people that actually need help
I feel bad especially for single mothers with several kids.

I'd rather talk about the people that we should help, than the leaches that try to take advantage of people.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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Wow, lets see. The braces lead me to believe they are on government assistance, free dental care.
The clock, since they live with the whole family may have come from Mom or Dad, Grandmom. Who knows. I have some very nice things that I did not pay for but were handed down from grandparents and parents, no matter how poor I do not think I would get rid of them.
Now the TV, wow!!! That looks fairly new. I want one.

It stinks to be poor, worse yet would be to be poor and be shown on TV so that people can judge how you could avoid the situation.


Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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What a waste of time.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Did y'all listen to how many people live in that house? It sounds like a lot. And who knows, maybe they bought that TV a long time ago (before everyone moved in... before things got rough) ... I feel for anyone who cannot afford a heater or even air conditioning .. no matter what kinds of material goods they have.

Goodness, I know that some people in your neighborhoods (nice new development neighborhoods) have probably lost their jobs but they have kids in braces, nice TVs, nice cars, etc. because their they had benefits and a great income. But now their unemployment is barely covering the utilities. And then the heater breaks and they cannot afford to fix it.... do you not feel bad for your neighbors because they have all those material goods? Just give everyone a break.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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I think they wouldn't have a problem with heat if they opted not to get braces as an adult
That girl looked like she was no older than 17....
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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I think they wouldn't have a problem with heat if they opted not to get braces as an adult, a huge grandfather clock and big flat screen TV. But hey, what do I know...

You wasted our time on this post because you BASICALLY, don't think we should feel sorry for their situation because they don't exemplify a true trailer park stereotype of living with nothing of value and bad teeth?

Give me a break! I have a 50 inch high defintion tv that I bought last year when I had a NICE job and some other nice things I was able to afford BACK THEN.

NOW, I'm making minimum wage because of the lack of jobs and the economy.

More than anything...this news report was just WOAI trying to "showcase" another "poor me" story.

I do agree. This family could have easily bought a $20 Walmart heater or even an working heater from a Goodwill store.

But to criticize them for having a big screen TV and for her having braces is absolutely ridiculous.

In this economy, ALL types of families are in need. The working poor and middle class are struggling respectively with bills and making ends meet.

It's not just those without braces and big screen televisions that need help.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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That girl looked like she was no older than 17....
It is San Antonio....
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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You wasted our time on this post because you BASICALLY, don't think we should feel sorry for their situation because they don't exemplify a true trailer park stereotype of living with nothing of value and bad teeth?

Give me a break! I have a 50 inch high defintion tv that I bought last year when I had a NICE job and some other nice things I was able to afford BACK THEN.

NOW, I'm making minimum wage because of the lack of jobs and the economy.

More than anything...this news report was just WOAI trying to "showcase" another "poor me" story.

I do agree. This family could have easily bought a $20 Walmart heater or even an working heater from a Goodwill store.

But to criticize them for having a big screen TV and for her having braces is absolutely ridiculous.

In this economy, ALL types of families are in need. The working poor and middle class are struggling respectively with bills and making ends meet.

It's not just those without braces and big screen televisions that need help.

^^ Some people through the grace of God have not experienced being down on their luck. Unfortunately we have been there and it is nothing I would wish on my worse enemy. I worry about space heaters but anything is better than nothing, I hope they have fire detectors.

Thank you for putting things into perspective.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Why not sell the TV? If they are so desperate for money/ can't afford things why not go down to the local pawn shop? That's what they are there for. Pawn the TV or grandma's wedding ring then buy a heater. I know I'm going to get criticized, but I freaking hate poor people, there is no reason in this country why you can't go out and get a job, even one that pays minimum wage. The poor stay poor because of bad decisions they make, like buying a HDTV from best buy instead of working at best buy.
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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Do you listen to the news? There are no jobs out there, I think for one position there are 6 people applying. I have a job, I am well qualified, there are not jobs right now! Watch the news. I would not sell the few good things I have and a pawn shop only gives a very small portion in returns.

As far as hating poor people I am glad you are well to do, just remember we do not know what tomorrow will bring. Count your blessings today, they may be gone tomorrow.
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