People that live on welfare

theraskal -
9JuanJuan - 

I am thankful I am not on welfare and own a home on the coast.   Now I gotta go bust some bum villages before they get to close to me!

I would prefer that my UPSCALE Property Taxes be used for COMPASSIONATE social programs like Universal HealthCare and caring for the Homeless instead of being used on L/R political fighting impeachments & witch-hunts, WAR mongering, CORPORATE BAILOUTS, and so on.......

Yeah, who wouldn't prefer that? But shit in one hand and wish for the government to figure out how to efficiently spend our tax dollars in the other hand and see which one fills up first. 

 

that is why taxes should be cut

I started working when I was 10.  While most kids played during the summers I'd be working in a steel shop. At 16 I was diagnosed major depression, anxiety,phycosis and Catatonic. I had to drop out senior year but still worked got ged and even went to college.  Until I was 30 I'm 40 now have kids and been on SSDI the past 4 years I do  get food stamps and subsidized housing but everyday is a struggle for me mentally and financially.  I do odd jobs to make ends meet and hope to someday join the workforce again.  It's just 2020 has left me in a rut as far as going back to school and working.  I'm honestly just burnt out. 

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Yamie Jagerbomb -
EvilMaster -
OblongBox - 

My dad ended up this way. He's 67 and ended up broke due to disability. Now he basically gets free healthcare, food stamps and pays like 250/month for a one bedroom apartment in senior section 8 housing, basically the same cost in hoa/property tax if he owned it. It's not a bad place, not nice but in the small town he was born in. Never in a million years when I was a kid would I think my father would end up that way. We grew up upper middle >

Sorry man. :frowning:

Is it possible to allow your father to live with you instead?  If no, why not?

Maybe you allow his father to live with you since you care so much about other people's business. Oh wait, you wouldnt associate with the likes of his father. 

I'm sure all the poor folk are just super upset that they dont get the chance to associate with you. 

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HillboFrateTrane -
theraskal -
OblongBox - 

My dad ended up this way. He's 67 and ended up broke due to disability. Now he basically gets free healthcare, food stamps and pays like 250/month for a one bedroom apartment in senior section 8 housing, basically the same cost in hoa/property tax if he owned it. It's not a bad place, not nice but in the small town he was born in. Never in a million years when I was a kid would I think my father would end up that way. We grew up upper middle >

yep, it could happen to anyone and why I advocate the things I do.....saving/investing/buying-payoff-house when times are good.....but MOST OGs will go buy MORE GUN$, Pelotons, and I-things instead of listen to me all while they speak down to God's POOR children until they themselves are making a GFM thread!  

There is a general lack of empathy 

When was the last time you donated your time and money?  Versus just putting a BLM sign in your front yard?

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BONERJAMZ -

I started working when I was 10.  While most kids played during the summers I'd be working in a steel shop. At 16 I was diagnosed major depression, anxiety,phycosis and Catatonic. I had to drop out senior year but still worked got ged and even went to college.  Until I was 30 I'm 40 now have kids and been on SSDI the past 4 years I do  get food stamps and subsidized housing but everyday is a struggle for me mentally and financially.  I do odd jobs to make ends meet and hope to someday join the workforce again.  It's just 2020 has left me in a rut as far as going back to school and working.  I'm honestly just burnt out. 

Hang in there man. Times are tough for lot of people. You're not alone in that. Just keep fighting your fight and get yourself in position to pounce on a good spot when you're ready. 

But please dont try to talk to OP.  Hes a fancy uppity type and he doesnt associate with poor folk like you. I'm sure you're devastated, but I am here for you because poor folk are the only ones I've ever liked. 

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Im just a bear so i get confused sometimes. By welfare do you mean the poor people who get money and benefits from the government, or the rich people and corporations that get money and benefits from the government?

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My lazy sister lives in public housing. She pays 400 per month for housing that would rent for 1500 per month. She gets about 200 per month income. No food stamps no free cereal for her daughter. Its not a glamorous life. But that said i think shes a lazy bum. Shes 30 and fully capable of working. Bit since shes nevet bothered learning a skill she thinks thos is the only way shed be able to have an apartment because mcdonalds wouldnt pay her enough to hold a 1500 per months aparyment. Thats for surw.

TheBearStare -

Im just a bear so i get confused sometimes. By welfare do you mean the poor people who get money and benefits from the government, or the rich people and corporations that get money and benefits from the government?

Move along bear. If hes too fancy to associate with poor people, the hes definitely too fancy to associate with someone who's main form of currency is salmon and trout!

You know the goverment shouldnt be given money to poor people. They should keep it for politicians and for rich people.

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TheBearStare - 

Im just a bear so i get confused sometimes. By welfare do you mean the poor people who get money and benefits from the government, or the rich people and corporations that get money and benefits from the government?

well done Bear....Bravo :)

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lol @ lifelong welfarers caring about college.

Stop reading 'publican porn; it’s rotting your brain more than poverty does.

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BONERJAMZ -

I started working when I was 10.  While most kids played during the summers I'd be working in a steel shop. At 16 I was diagnosed major depression, anxiety,phycosis and Catatonic. I had to drop out senior year but still worked got ged and even went to college.  Until I was 30 I'm 40 now have kids and been on SSDI the past 4 years I do  get food stamps and subsidized housing but everyday is a struggle for me mentally and financially.  I do odd jobs to make ends meet and hope to someday join the workforce again.  It's just 2020 has left me in a rut as far as going back to school and working.  I'm honestly just burnt out. 

You should not have revealed that here. 

You dont have to be on welfare to get free lunch, at least not in NY. 

It all depended on household income, which wasnt a very low standard.

Knew a bunch of kids who were better off that signed up for it but this was almost 20 years ago lol

My brother is a chef and started 4 businesses around cooking.  He was doing well until right before Covid.  He took some big risks that in any other environment would seem like no brainers.   Covid has essentially crushed him.  He's on food stamps, living off savings and doing shit at night like "canning", essentially stealing recyclable material out of residential bins at night and turning them in at recycling facilities.  He makes about $100 a night doing that.

He's a great person.  Volunteers time to cook at shelters and the like on weekends.

Not everyone on assistance is a shit bag.

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“Not everyone on assistance is a shit bag.”

Most people use it as intended & get off it within short order.

HillboFrateTrane -
theraskal -
OblongBox - 

My dad ended up this way. He's 67 and ended up broke due to disability. Now he basically gets free healthcare, food stamps and pays like 250/month for a one bedroom apartment in senior section 8 housing, basically the same cost in hoa/property tax if he owned it. It's not a bad place, not nice but in the small town he was born in. Never in a million years when I was a kid would I think my father would end up that way. We grew up upper middle >

yep, it could happen to anyone and why I advocate the things I do.....saving/investing/buying-payoff-house when times are good.....but MOST OGs will go buy MORE GUN$, Pelotons, and I-things instead of listen to me all while they speak down to God's POOR children until they themselves are making a GFM thread!  

There is a general lack of empathy 

On behalf of the people providing handouts for those able but unwilling to work? Or you mean those able but unwilling to work are showing a lack of empathy for those whose money they are taking by government force? 

TheBearStare - 

Im just a bear so i get confused sometimes. By welfare do you mean the poor people who get money and benefits from the government, or the rich people and corporations that get money and benefits from the government?

Rich people are usually getting taxes they paid back. Poor people dont pay taxes so thats true welfare. Not that they dont need or deserve it.

Why do the poor not simply stop being poor?

Welfare system is extremely abused here in the usa. I know people who are proud to be on it. Makes me sick. On the other hand, some people have really fallen on hard times and need the help for a short duration to get back on their feet. There should be a better vetting process. Drug screenings, money management supervision , and an end date for it. They all should seek a special council or counseler to determine who can and can't have it. This is coming from a guy who has observed the system in play and work my ass off for the little I have. My opinions are not facts just observations over 39 years. So take them with a grain of salt folks.

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pcuzz -
TheBearStare - 

Im just a bear so i get confused sometimes. By welfare do you mean the poor people who get money and benefits from the government, or the rich people and corporations that get money and benefits from the government?

Rich people are usually getting taxes they paid back. Poor people dont pay taxes so thats true welfare. Not that they dont need or deserve it.

Lol people consider paying 40% tax and claiming 10% back for expenses "rich people welfare"

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OblongBox -

My dad ended up this way. He's 67 and ended up broke due to disability. Now he basically gets free healthcare, food stamps and pays like 250/month for a one bedroom apartment in senior section 8 housing, basically the same cost in hoa/property tax if he owned it. It's not a bad place, not nice but in the small town he was born in. Never in a million years when I was a kid would I think my father would end up that way. We grew up upper middle >

I am kinda your dad.

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