Originally Posted by serenbat
If you look into the data on the statistics of generational welfare you will see it certainly is generational. Certain states are far higher than others.
Having another child while receive "assistance" also not uncommon.
Perhaps those who are responding are quite bias because of personal dependance (it's only a little milk over 5+ years-so what- when you can have saving and not spend your own money-unlike what others must do) and many must not live in states with high assistance populations or those who teachers are making less.
would be nice if all could be equal
dang! everything you say is sorta mean. what is up with that? can you not make a post with out trashing someone else. you made your "life choices" if you don't like them then DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! but stop hating on people because they are using a system that gives them a wee tiny bit of breathing room. if it craps your hide so much then do something about that too. help a mama out, donate to a charity, go work with those in need. maybe if everyone helped each other then no one would need "welfare" but for now, we do. and since it seems that so many who hate on welfare seem to have a "it's not fair, what about me, it's every man for himself" sort of attitude, then stop paying taxes and go do it all yourself.
as for me, i am totally happy helping in both ways, paying taxes and actually going out and doing something. maybe one day will well all have what we need. <3
i also wanted to add that yes, you can buy crap food on food stamps, BUT i don't think a change will come for that, not because people refuse, but because big business depends on people eating crap food. if food stamps went all "only whole foods, raw dairy, organic meats" etc i think nestle, kraft and the lot would go nuts. not so much the people we wan t to eat better but can't afford it.