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post #41 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 02:25 PM
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And the other side of the coin: the ones that want to use the system for its intended use and get turned down. I know two people personally that applied for unemployment to hold them over between jobs (one moved with her little child for a new job and just needed assistance for the 2 months before she started the new job, the other was laid off due to downsizing of company and just wanted some to hold her over while looking for another job and going to school). Both were turned down. Both also had BS degrees. Which BTW don't mean much anymore, so just because you have one doesn't mean you can get a job.

Then I see the 21 year old girls that are delivering their 5th! child... *sigh*
OMG, this!!

When I moved back home to go to school, my parents said they'd pay for everything. Not wanting to be a burden on them, I applied for unemployment (quit my job to go back to school full time), food stamps and health care. I was turned down for unemployment because I wasn't willing to quit school to work full time (yet I was going to school full time so I could get a degree and not need assistance...). I was denied food stamps because I was a college student not working at least 20 hours a week (yet I know people who don't work at all and get several hundred dollars in food stamps). I did get approved for health care, but after less than a year, the guidelines changed and they dropped me (now you have to be either pregnant or a single mother making less than a certain amount to qualify).

My parents couldn't afford to help me out anymore (even though I was teaching piano lessons and cleaning an elderly couple's house for extra money to pay for my own gas, at least), so I had to quit school to go back to work. All I've been able to find is minimum wage work...and I still don't qualify for food stamps.
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post #42 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 02:41 PM
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My boyfriend and I are unexpectedly expecting our first child. We work our asses off to have what we do, he works close to 12 hours a day every day of the week, and I am taking 21 credits plus working 20 hours a week so we can get what we have. And yet we know a young lady that has a 2 year old, a very nice 2 bedroom apartment that is **** near brand new, a nice car, and she works part time-because she doesn't pay peanuts for her 2 bedroom 4th floor apartment with a large balcony or for a lot of the food that she and her child eat. Instead she and her friends buy expensive wines and enjoy parties. She rented a party bus for her last birthday. There is nothing wrong with having a little fun here and there, we all need a break sometimes. But a party bus?! seriously.

And as far as the prescription opioid testing goes, they should check the residential pain clinic that that person attends to see if they are just pain-med seekers or actually have an issue. The hospital that I work at has more frickin pain seekers come in because they want IV pain meds instead of their pills. The drug testing could be done, but a meds list and a doctors explanation should be provided. If I was randomly chosen for testing I would hand them my meds list so they understand that I am not a narcotics seeker.

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post #43 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 02:49 PM
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I couldn't agree more with the OP. I work 45+ hours a week to afford my horses and I give up other things too. I just don't get the fact that welfare people get cell phone credits (whats wrong with a land line again?), food stamps that they can spend on junk food and soda and the stupid prescription coverage covers fertility drugs! (at least in our state). I'm not going to go off on people who want to have A child of their own but what kind of system pays to help people who already have several children that they can't pay to support have more and then gives them a bigger check every month for all their trouble. I actually had a person admit to me that they were having another child so they could get a bigger check. I know not everyone who uses welfare is like this but these people sure make it look bad for all the rest. ****es me off.

(oh and if you don't want the forum to be political then just move this to the news and politics section, plenty of those conversations **** off a lot of people )
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It's this thread about being on government assistance and going out and buying a horse? Come on! That is just stupid no matter how you look at it!
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post #45 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 02:55 PM
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But it happens sooo much wares lol.

I actually had a former friend back home, dropped out of HS to have her sugar daddies child. She now has 3 kids from him, neither is "employed" and she spends her welfare on buying a barrel horse to take to rodeos...

Then had the stones to tell me that I will go to hell for serving, and im banking off the "governments money" O.O she's a looby

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post #46 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 02:57 PM
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As odd evidence that the system is messed up, here's a story.

A few years ago I was working in a warehouse (I just moved to the state and took the first job that hired me), at $17 an hour. It was technically part time but I put in for all the overtime I could get. I worked on average 35 hours a week - sometimes more sometimes less. During a major snow storm I worked like 80 hours in a week since I was one of the few people that could make it in and I said "YES" when I was offers overtime.

Anyway, I was helping a friend apply for food stamps. She was unexpectedly laid off from her job and had a toddler. She literally just got a little raise and a great review two weeks before! I found this online wizard for the government that would run you through what kind of assistance you could get. I ran her numbers and we got her paper filled. I was curious so I put in MY numbers.

I qualified for $450 a month in foodstamps.
(I DID NOT TAKE THEM)

How? I answered the questions. It asked me if I lived alone and I said no. I was living with my then boyfriend now husband. He was making about $55k a year then. It didn't ask me if he was making money or anything, just whether or not he was an adult. So living with my random salary and his steady reliable salary, I could have gotten food stamps.

How crazy is that?
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post #47 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 03:06 PM
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For flips, I read a story in the paper the other day of a 19yo mother of 3 who complained she couldn't get by on her benefits of over 1000 a week! She makes more in a month than myself and my husband.
Jee-sus, what was she doing, wiping her kids butt with golden rags?!
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Jee-sus, what was she doing, wiping her kids butt with golden rags?!
Well the pictures that went with the article had the kids in GAP clothes My kids wear Penney's finest - why would somebody want to spend more than 5 on a pair of trousers that will be grown out of in a few months time?

I'm all for people who need the benefits, but those that take the mickey out of the system need to have it ripped out from under their feet.

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Well the pictures that went with the article had the kids in GAP clothes My kids wear Penney's finest - why would somebody want to spend more than 5 on a pair of trousers that will be grown out of in a few months time?

I'm all for people who need the benefits, but those that take the mickey out of the system need to have it ripped out from under their feet.
That I absolutely agree on.
That was more then I was making working in the oil fields here. A little... Bizarre.

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Hmmmm also, it's the people not only on the government benefits because they have broods of kids and really CHOOSE not to work......it's the ones who claim disability either physical or mental - yet manage to ride and train horses, I've seen that one too. They sell the horses on and say not a boo about it to the tax man........all while receiving government (taxpayers money) to keep their 'hobby' going......ya, can't be too crippled when you can throw a forty pound roping saddle on your horse......
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