If you were raped in some way or had a gun held to your head, or disabled, unable to work and left abandoned by your lover and the father of your children that’s different
i want to know why some people can be on welfare their whole lives with nothing wrong with them, but i am a 30 year old man with no kids and i worked for 11 years at a company that decided to move the jobs to china and i can’t even get one cent. if i were a woman, then they would just hand me as much as i wanted. is this really fair. i think the government is sexist! anon1374
I divorced when my son was almost two years old and I was 23. I worked but didn’t make enough money to support us. I asked for help (back in 1982) and was told that I made too much money. I did it on my own. Rent, food, car, daycare, etc. I was so proud of myself for not living off the government! Pride! That’s what it’s all about: pride!
I have a family member who had an eight year old daughter, met a guy who had two kids (one and two years old), and then she got pregnant and had twins. Neither one of them work. She spends hours on the computer looking for ways to get more money. The twins were born early and she gets money for that every month. The other two kids mother had died, so they get money. She gets ADC, food stamps, WIC and who knows what else. They have a big screen TV, both have Blackberries, (and both have a free government phone), and they go here and there. They have a lot more than I do.