Wow to the quote on this! I am a welfare mother who is now a doula and CMT training to be a midwife. I can NOT believe how calous your words are. I placed my sweet son in a government run daycare. In the two months he was there (before I pulled him out and took him to work with me) he would come home injured daily. When I asked what was happening the teacher would have no response or say that the children play rouhg. My son was being harmed and when I finally found out the whys and hows of it no one even thught to apologize. I took him out of there and placed him in a different government run daycare where a teacher forcibly silenced him one day (laid on him with their hand over his mouth because he would not nap) he was 4.5 years old and is still scarared from this! I worked 3 jobs, danced with a company professionally, and was a full time student all while taking care of myu son; whose father was busy philandering and doing drugs. Did anyone point the finger at his father? NO! I was blamed for not realizing he was a closet addict! How far will people go to force their disgusting opinions on the rest of the world?
I was taught to take care of myself as well. I work very hard! However, sometimes in life a person needs help. I am not saying that people don't abuse the system. I am saying that a goodly amount of people who were abusing the system NEVER needed the assistance to begin with. They were trustfund recipients who felt that they were entitled to this as well as what the world had already given them.
Also, in regards to tax dollars funding the system. We all have worked at some point in our lives which means we have paid into the system. In fact I recall working for 5 years before I even knew to file for my refund...I was a foster child and no one had bothered to teach me about such things you know because somehow being a foster kid is the fault of the child (choosing poor parentage and all that). So who do I blame or complain to that I will never see those tax dollars.
Do any of you women who are saying these horrible things even understand what a mother has to go through to get the minimal assistance? Most people who have ever been on aide count the days when they will find the job that allows them to be free of it. Oh yeah, now that there are new restrictions to the assistance system, a mother hoping to better her career options can not even go to school; with the exceptions of becoming an RN or Dental Assistant (work worthy of the lower class who need to use TANF I suppose).
Is there even a modicum of shame when spewing this poison into the ears of your fellow humans? I feel for you ladies from the deepest portion of by soul. I am happy that you have never experienced such need in your lives. Please continue sharing your vile invective so that we can continue to share some truth and spread some light and love. Maybe one day you will have a change of heart or at least the knowledge of when to keep silent!