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Bothered. So an FB friend posted her anger over her rising insurance premiums thanks to ACA. I get that; my job's trying to raise the out-of-pcoket maximum. But in her comments she said "should have majored in "welfare *****" after high school and had 5 kids by now and still be single living off the system then I would qualify for my tax dollars to be put towards my health care." I hate when people do/say that. Because I know what I had to do when I was younger w/ my two kids. I had it all: Section-8, food stamps, Medicaid, a monthly check for $300, WIC, and child care. And I STILL had to take out student loans in order to provide for my family b/c none of those things paid for regular everyday necessities: hair cuts, toiletries, clothing, transportation, insurance, etc.
And now here I am again 14 years later having to use food stamps and WIC. If I can, child care. People will say, "But you're who those things were made for, people having a hard time." My response to that is, "How do you know she isn't also." If a person feels that way about a stranger, it makes me wonder how she feels about me as a friend. Just like that "welfare *****", I'm not married and my soon-to-be 4 kids have different fathers, only one of which is not a deadbeat.
Are there people who take advantage of the system? Yes. But there are people on BOTH sides, haves & have nots, who do so. Some just wear a tie. Is having different fathers exclusive to "welfare ******"? Of course not. Some people are pros at getting the ring and divorcing over and over again so they get to be an ex-wife instead of a single mom/baby momma. I guess I'm saying stones and glass houses don't mix.
Shana, mom to DS1 (17), DS2 (14), DD (0) and DS3 (0)
Joining and in November 2013
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