My DH's tax dollars paid for her poor choices. Our tax dollars. Tax dollars that I myself paid into the system before having children and making the decision to stay home. I am in no way against welfare or other subsidies for the people that run into hard times and need the assistance until they get back on their feet, but these days, it's easier for people to just go out and get foodstamps and welfare and medicaid, so where is the incentive to work? There is no denying that we are raising a society of moochers. The makers are the people that work and pay into the system and the takers are the people that don't work and take away from the system. My statement is absolutley not judgemental, its based on facts. I live in CA, the most liberal, broke state in the country and I see it all the time. People get their welfare checks and go out to a nice dinner or buy $100 pair of jeans. Instead of budgeting for groceries, they go out and get food stamps. When times are tough, you cut back, but for so many people now, these subsidies are a ''bonus'', extra cash in their pockets and its taking away from the people who truley need it while bleeding the system dry. If I bought a car, I wouldn't expect Uncle Sam to pay for it, I would pay it back to my lender. Same goes with having kids. I shouldn't be a burden on the system because I chose to have children. If I ever took state or public assistance, I would feel indentured and pay it back. To me, that's being accountable. To sum up my rant, I see nothing wrong with getting assistance, but no one can disagree, that today's day in age, it so heavily abused and there are far too many on it who absolutley don't need it.