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Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#81 Sep 29, 2012
Was watching the news the other night, to graduate from high school now you must pass Spanish as a second language to get your diploma in some states already.
What's that all about, used to be the other way around?

Prestonsburg, KY

#82 Sep 29, 2012
I'm a teenage mother, and i'll tell you if it wasnt for welfare, idunno what I would do. My boyfriend has applications in, at every single place in prestonsburg and paintsville, and nobody has even called. The welfare problem, is the job problem, theres no work around here. We are getting ready to move because of it. It's hard to make it in this lifetime, espeacially in Kentucky. & it's only going to get worse.

Prestonsburg, KY

#83 Sep 29, 2012
If you take welfare away, you will see babies starv, people out on the road homeless, more people being robbed, it would get worse. Most of the people on drugs is the ones that have alot of money! If you didn't know, you can buy drugs with a medical card, wick card, foodstamps, hud. So I don't know where you get that from. Besides disability check! Again, the reason there is so many people on welfare is because theres no work, theres nothing in kentucky!

Cedar Hill, TN

#84 Oct 1, 2012
Carrigan wrote:
I am completely amazed at the number of people in this state that are receiving welfare! And the number of people who claim to be "disabled". Why? Is it drug abuse? Lack of education? Children being born out of wedlock/teenage pregnancies? All of the above? I am so tired of supporting people who will not support themselves...and supporting the children they should have NEVER had! Medicaid pays for over 80% of the births in Kentucky! If you cannot afford to pay for even the birth of a child DO NOT HAVE ONE!! Why is that so difficult for some people to understand? Do they honestly not care about giving their child a good life?
Well said. I wondered exactly the same thing....which is why I moved. Love the mountains, don't care for the "checkers."

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