Originally Posted by the_lissa
Wow, that is offensive. Who cares if they are self sufficient or on welfare? I have more respect for most families I know on welfare than I do for these people. Money or self sufficiency is so not an issue for me.
It was not meant to be offensive. What I meant was that some people on other boards I have been reading have stated that they must be on foodstamps and why do they have more children than they can afford, etc. Before someone said that here, I wanted to make that point. They are self sufficient. It is also no one's business how many kids they have if they are the ones footing the bill.
It offends me that some people seem to think that they are entitled to everyone else paying for their existence. My husband works hard to support us and I have done the same. I am not talking about a temporary thing. I am talking about people who have no intention of ever supporting their own children, but think it is okay for everyone else to do so.
BTW, what is wrong with being self sufficient and not relying on the govt. for your existence, except in cases of something happening that you have no control over? Or in cases like in other countries where you can stay home with your child for a few years?
Like I stated on another thread, I have had to rely on the "system" a time or two. We had foodstamps and medicaid for awhile when my husband got injured on the job and was off for a couple of months. I would ask for help again, if needed. But, I do not believe that it should be a way of life for people. Do I think our US Govt should help out for awhile so a parent can stay home with a small infant like in other countries? Yes. Do I think that it should go on for years and years? No.
I have a different point of view, that is all.