Chateau on the ridge sucks..
hmm

United States

#21 Oct 2, 2012
i know wrote:
I completely agree it's not up to the rest of society to pay the way for those who are capable, but unwilling to help themselves. But, not all people who are receiving assistance are freeloaders. There are people who have no other choice. My father died when my siblings and I were very young, leaving my mother to care for 4 small children. For several years my mother worked many low paying jobs trying to make ends meet and it still wasn't enough. If not for government assistance, there would have been many nights we would have gone hungry. Circumstances are different for different people, and it is egregious to assume all welfare recipients are trash. This mentality nothing but spread intolerance for those who actually need assistance.
I commend your mother for working hard to raise her family, but not all circumstances are such as you described as I'm sure you're very well aware.

We all know people who abuse the system, are capable of working but refuse to. Go in to any ER, and you have people going there who are complaining about needing a shot for pain, or pills because their back hurts, or for a common cold and don't want to pay for a doctor's visit. Patients who are real emergencies are dying because of people who abuse the system. HUD comes in, neighborhoods that were nice because slums, crime goes up, people become afraid to be in their own homes. Those of us who are going to work every day, paying taxes have become really tired of the abuse and the welfare mentality.
Guest 42

United States

#22 Oct 3, 2012
Yes it's loosing lots if money every month... Plus they can't keep it staffed properly.. It's suppose to be assisted living but some people in there need to be in nursing home..
guess

Paragould, AR

#23 Oct 3, 2012
Thank you. Yes, I know of many who abuse the system. I also know of many who do not. But, regardless of those who make welfare their career choice, it is still unfair to negatively generalize all who receive assistance because of the ones who abuse it.
hmm wrote:
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I commend your mother for working hard to raise her family, but not all circumstances are such as you described as I'm sure you're very well aware.
We all know people who abuse the system, are capable of working but refuse to. Go in to any ER, and you have people going there who are complaining about needing a shot for pain, or pills because their back hurts, or for a common cold and don't want to pay for a doctor's visit. Patients who are real emergencies are dying because of people who abuse the system. HUD comes in, neighborhoods that were nice because slums, crime goes up, people become afraid to be in their own homes. Those of us who are going to work every day, paying taxes have become really tired of the abuse and the welfare mentality.
guest

United States

#24 Oct 3, 2012
i know wrote:
I completely agree it's not up to the rest of society to pay the way for those who are capable, but unwilling to help themselves. But, not all people who are receiving assistance are freeloaders. There are people who have no other choice. My father died when my siblings and I were very young, leaving my mother to care for 4 small children. For several years my mother worked many low paying jobs trying to make ends meet and it still wasn't enough. If not for government assistance, there would have been many nights we would have gone hungry. Circumstances are different for different people, and it is egregious to assume all welfare recipients are trash. This mentality nothing but spread intolerance for those who actually need assistance.
I think this is what the assistance is for. Not for people who spend their entire life finding excuses not to work.
tire of it

Jonesboro, AR

#25 Oct 3, 2012
I didn't finish high school and sure didn't grow up rich. I have always been told we are all equal. At this point in my life I disagree. I wake at 5am
and get ready for work. I go home about 7pm. I work at least six days a week. I own a couple of business, my home, and several vehicles.I pay taxes and me employees pay taxes. My wife works and my kids all work.
Why were not equal is because WE WORK HARD. We don't give up and we depend on ourselves to get ahead. So if you can't afford to stay in certain housing maybe it's because you have allowed the goverment to pay for your housing.
Aristote10

Gregory, AR

#26 Oct 3, 2012
Wow wrote:
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People such as yourself is exactly what's wrong with this world.
How exactly am I the whats wrong with the world? Please explain. I work 7 days a week, 12 hour days to get by. I represent the last of the old schoolers that don't take government handouts, that would rather go without then have it given to me. It's the 3rd, why don't you go pick up your government check, go to Wal-Mart, and blow the whole check.
i know

Paragould, AR

#27 Oct 3, 2012
Because you judge all according to a few.
Aristote10 wrote:
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How exactly am I the whats wrong with the world? Please explain. I work 7 days a week, 12 hour days to get by. I represent the last of the old schoolers that don't take government handouts, that would rather go without then have it given to me. It's the 3rd, why don't you go pick up your government check, go to Wal-Mart, and blow the whole check.
LOL

United States

#28 Oct 3, 2012
i know wrote:
Because you judge all according to a few.
<quoted text>
As my grandmother used to say "Birds of a feather flock together"

Or if the shoe fits.
guest

Paragould, AR

#29 Oct 4, 2012
Yeah..LOL..so it's safe to say your family is retarded.
LOL wrote:
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As my grandmother used to say "Birds of a feather flock together"
Or if the shoe fits.
Aristote10

Gregory, AR

#30 Oct 4, 2012
i know wrote:
Because you judge all according to a few.
<quoted text>
Are you kidding me? I have worked the same job since I was 16 years old. I have went to work sick, hurt, and tired. I have watched over 100 people come and go where I work. None of them wanted to work. They wanted to show they tried so the government will keep paying for them. I have never made an excuse not to work, instead I make excuses to go to work. Excuse me for not having sympathy on those that don't try to help themselves.
guest

Paragould, AR

#31 Oct 4, 2012
You fail to see the error of your argument. No ALL people on assistance are freeloaders. To say they are is foolish.
Aristote10 wrote:
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Are you kidding me? I have worked the same job since I was 16 years old. I have went to work sick, hurt, and tired. I have watched over 100 people come and go where I work. None of them wanted to work. They wanted to show they tried so the government will keep paying for them. I have never made an excuse not to work, instead I make excuses to go to work. Excuse me for not having sympathy on those that don't try to help themselves.
LOL

United States

#32 Oct 4, 2012
guest wrote:
Yeah..LOL..so it's safe to say your family is retarded.
<quoted text>
LOL! Hardly you dear little welfare sow.
Uhm

United States

#33 Oct 4, 2012
i know wrote:
I completely agree it's not up to the rest of society to pay the way for those who are capable, but unwilling to help themselves. But, not all people who are receiving assistance are freeloaders. There are people who have no other choice. My father died when my siblings and I were very young, leaving my mother to care for 4 small children. For several years my mother worked many low paying jobs trying to make ends meet and it still wasn't enough. If not for government assistance, there would have been many nights we would have gone hungry. Circumstances are different for different people, and it is egregious to assume all welfare recipients are trash. This mentality nothing but spread intolerance for those who actually need assistance.
I am very sorry for what your mother went through, but...... if your story is as you say, your mother would have been eligible for benefits for her children through social security if your father had worked and paid into Social security. So either you father never worked, or he worked for cash and didn't pay taxes.

“Don't care for freeloaders”

Level 4

Since: Aug 08

Paragould

#34 Oct 4, 2012
Uhm wrote:
<quoted text>
I am very sorry for what your mother went through, but...... if your story is as you say, your mother would have been eligible for benefits for her children through social security if your father had worked and paid into Social security. So either you father never worked, or he worked for cash and didn't pay taxes.
I didn't really buy that either because Social security benefits would have paid her to stay home with the kids along with benefits for each child, so it didn't add up.

Either the poster is lying, or the "father" was not their biological father or legal guardian, or as you say, he never worked.
guest

Paragould, AR

#35 Oct 4, 2012
Welfare sow? LOL! Assumptions, assumptions. I hold an extremely well paid position due to an EDUCATION I worked hard to obtain. If you aren't satisfied with your current financial status, do something to change it instead of labelling someone. Circumstances change. If you had any intellect at all you would know this. You would also know that there are people on welfare who have no other choice, and are WORKING to better their situation.
LOL wrote:
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LOL! Hardly you dear little welfare sow.
guest

Paragould, AR

#36 Oct 4, 2012
We did receive SS benefits. My father died at the age of 26 and probably didn't pay that much into SS. My mother also worked. I believe minimum wage during this time was around $3.00 per hour.
Uhm wrote:
<quoted text>
I am very sorry for what your mother went through, but...... if your story is as you say, your mother would have been eligible for benefits for her children through social security if your father had worked and paid into Social security. So either you father never worked, or he worked for cash and didn't pay taxes.
guest

Paragould, AR

#37 Oct 4, 2012
I really don't care if you all believe me or not. I know what my family went through, and I know how hard my mother worked to provide the best care she could.
Aristote10

Gregory, AR

#38 Oct 4, 2012
guest wrote:
You fail to see the error of your argument. No ALL people on assistance are freeloaders. To say they are is foolish.
<quoted text>
Ok, first off, I never said all people on assistance are freeloaders. There are exceptions,for example, a family that the husband works and the wife stays at home with the kids. If the husband dies unexpectedly and the mother gets help from the government, I see no problem with that. But really, what percent do you think that falls under? 1% maybe 2%. I'm talking about the other 98%. Let me give you an example. I know a family in Missouri, a mother, a father, 2 grown kids and their wives all live there. None of them work, every one of them are on disability. Nothing is wrong with them, they just don't want to work. On top of that they all get prescription meds that the government pays for and they sale them all. Three thousand dollars a month they get just from selling their meds, then another four thousand dollars from the government. That is insane, I work all day, everyday, and don't make that much. That's what most the people with government help do with it. And yeah, guess what they do with all that money? Their meth heads. SICKENING
Aristote10

Gregory, AR

#39 Oct 4, 2012
They're meth heads. Sorry
LOL

United States

#40 Oct 4, 2012
guest wrote:
Welfare sow? LOL! Assumptions, assumptions. I hold an extremely well paid position due to an EDUCATION I worked hard to obtain. If you aren't satisfied with your current financial status, do something to change it instead of labelling someone. Circumstances change. If you had any intellect at all you would know this. You would also know that there are people on welfare who have no other choice, and are WORKING to better their situation.
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People on welfare have no other choice. Well not if they want to continue to lay on the couch watching tv, or doing drugs.

I have no qualms against welfare for someone who is really disabled, but this crap you see people drawing disability for now is idiotcy. I knew a man who was born missing his right hand, had kidney failure, and diabetes from an auto accident that destroyed his pancreas and damaged other vital organs. He never missed a day of work in 30 years. He scheduled his doctor's appointments around his work schedule. He could have easily gone on welfare, but he said he did not want his children thinking he was a loser and he could work so why wouldn't he.

And fyi, most of us are not born with silver spoons in our mouths, we have to work hard to get to where we are instead of giving up and living on government assistance.

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