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Old 07-29-2012, 11:39 AM
 
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i was responding to nia johnson of maryland
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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Nia johnson I disagree with some of their comments on College Park.. College Park as i have known since moving here 2004 from Calif. its low on crime , its quiet, peaceful, clean ,its true most are educated ,standard income in our area 47,0000 to 74,0000/year..why because Altanta is a College /University town ,most friendly and delightful people,just taking care of eachother,, whatever race they are....i aggree you would do well, by education.. as for your children they would be among the children of more educated parents..a great motivator for them.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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It's funny how people immediately accuse you of being on the public dole.
The OP came to the forum asking about what "programs" are available for her in Georgia, and I didn't "immediately accuse" her of anything. I was merely responding to her comments and questions about how the taxpayers of GA could provide her with some money. If we're all being honest here, then you have to admit that what she wants. You can be for giving taxpayer money away or against it, but let's call it what it is and be honest.

For the record, I don't support "corporate welfare" or farm subsidies or any other waste of taxpayer dollars, so your poor attempt at implying hypocrisy failed.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this message.
That doesn't make it less true.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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That doesn't make it less true.
It wasn't true that anyone jumped to conclusions or accused anyone of anything that wasn't offered up by the OP herself. She was asking about coming to GA and getting money from the state.

As for "corporate welfare," as I stated, I'm against waste and improper gov't spending no matter where it goes, but the knee jerk, change the subject, class warfare stuff gets old. It's like when you were a kid and your parent tells you that you can't do something and your response is "but everybody else does it" or "but Johnny's mom lets him do it" and so on. Someone wanting to come to GA and collect taxpayer money is no more correct because some company or other individual also gets money they probably shouldn't get.

The only thing I will say is that some "corporate welfare" yields a return, and in that case, I support it. Giving cash to single mothers with no skills and no job is just money down a hole. Now our esteemed President feels that even the work requirement passed by a bipartisan President and Congress in the 1990s isn't necessary.

At some point people have to stop asking "what can my country or my state give me" and how can other people help pay for me and my family or my company.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Get back to the topic, folks... answer the OP's question directly - or don't.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Im a single mother trying to relocate to Georgia to make a better life for my kids and my self are their any programs to help me out to come out there I'm tired of maryland they dont help you at all out here and tak you through to much
There are no programs to assist relocation to GA, no Government programs that I know of. There are lots of people moving already and the city does not have jobs for everyone, especially the uneducated.

College Park has nice areas (downtown).

As everyone else stated here: Do not move without a job lined up. Ga is bigger than MD and Atlanta Metro is waaaayyyy bigger than Baltimore, lots of competition.

Like you, there are tons of people moving to GA already, without a support group or money saved up, single parents with children and all they are doing is standing on the DOL line filing for unemployment.

I would reconsider moving if you do not have the money saved up and a job lined up.

Good luck.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Im a single mother trying to relocate to Georgia to make a better life for my kids and my self are their any programs to help me out to come out there I'm tired of maryland they dont help you at all out here and tak you through to much
I live in Maryland, in Baltimore County btw and I'm surprised to read this. Maryland is definitely filled with so many social programs thank to our liberal governor. I am sure Georgia is less liberal about Medicaid, Section 8, etc etc though most of Georgia, not including Atlanta, IS more affordable in general and the taxes are lower. Also the tolls are much less expensive than Maryland if they exist at all. The huge bridge between Savannah and South Carolina is completely free for example.

I know people who have moved to Maryland from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia because Medicaid is more generous here. I think if you are middle class or blue collar or otherwise work for a living, Georgia would be better since you won't be paying all those high taxes to fund all those social programs though.

Savannah is a nice city in Georgia with all the modern convenience but still has the charm of a smaller town and is quite safe compared to many places in MD. Anyone who says its sketchy there needs to visit Bmore or PGC.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: (Orginally From Ann Arbor, MI) Now reside in Evans, Georgia
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I hate to break it to this mother.( I being a single mother myself and moved from Maryland to GA in 2010 due to cost of living) ALL states do not have social welfare or assistance programs anymore. It is not just Maryland. It is the new laws on those programs, people having less resources to donate time, services, and money to said programs..and also too many programs mismanaged.

It is true you are not going to find food banks, non profits orgs that assist low income seniors, and women & children here in GA verse MD.. If you think by moving to GA you will find a plentra of services you think Maryland is being too cheap to offer anymore. You were misinformed. Now if you have a job and want a place with a lower cost of living verses Maryland so you can surviue better..then GA is a good consideration. Don't move unless you have a huge savings stash to do so, and don't move unless you have a fall back plan to fend for yourself ( without governement aide) and have a job pendign when you do relocate or you will not fair an better here then you are in MD
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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I know this thread is not very active, but the OP's question is going to be even more relevant as this economy sags. I can't say that the OP's original post gave enough information to know what her personal situation really is but if what others have said on this thread is true then this article from Slate Magazine might be of interest:

Georgia’s war against the poor: The southern state is emptying its welfare rolls at the same time that poverty is soaring. - Slate Magazine

Times are tough for a whole lot of people and likely to get tougher.
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