Heating assistance program

Heating assistance program

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Local

London, KY

#1 Jan 14, 2013
What is up with this stupid place? The doors don't open until 8 am, an d because of stupid people standing outside at 3 am the people LIKE ME who do down there at 7:30 don't get seen. My electric bill is $800.00 please someone I NEED HELP.
My2Cents

United States

#3 Jan 16, 2013
If I understood your post correctly. My response would be as followed-

If you're that needy ($800 bill) you need to be making the line at 2 a.m

My goodness you want help, but don't want to put the work in. You sound like the classic pulaskian freeloader.
judge

London, KY

#4 Jan 17, 2013
Its a joke people will get up early to sign up for free heating assistance. I wonder how many of them would get up early to go to work.
I pass east mt vernon st every morning about 7.30 there are lots of people driving really nice cars standing in line. I wonder how they can drive new cars & can't even heat there own home.
I bet most of them in that line have a foodstamp card 7 draw a lazy check.
I did see a lady in a wheelchair in line in the rain. I felt sorry for her it looks like somebody would have moved her to the front of line so she could stay dry.
Christy

United States

#5 Jan 17, 2013
$800 wow
you can not add

London, KY

#6 Jan 17, 2013
yes 800 bucks but I bet thats nov and dec.
WE had the same problem. I had to wear insulated coveralls to stand in line for my 560 dollars but heck I'd have to spend 1/4 my ssi on heat alone if I had not stood there!
judge

London, KY

#7 Jan 17, 2013
Dang maybe i need to take off work if i can get 560 bucks thats two weeks of pay.
Local

London, KY

#8 Jan 17, 2013
Ronald Macentire wrote:
$800 electric bill??? you must have a big house or leave the windows open.
Yes I do have a big house.
Local

London, KY

#9 Jan 17, 2013
My2Cents wrote:
If I understood your post correctly. My response would be as followed-
If you're that needy ($800 bill) you need to be making the line at 2 a.m
My goodness you want help, but don't want to put the work in. You sound like the classic pulaskian freeloader.
I got help because I DID leave my house at 3 am and stood in the freezing cold for 5 hours, and I was number 2 in line. I am not a free loader. I HATE people like you.
Local

London, KY

#11 Jan 17, 2013
judge wrote:
Its a joke people will get up early to sign up for free heating assistance. I wonder how many of them would get up early to go to work.
I pass east mt vernon st every morning about 7.30 there are lots of people driving really nice cars standing in line. I wonder how they can drive new cars & can't even heat there own home.
I bet most of them in that line have a foodstamp card 7 draw a lazy check.
I did see a lady in a wheelchair in line in the rain. I felt sorry for her it looks like somebody would have moved her to the front of line so she could stay dry.
I know exactly what you mean. I needed help but not everyone who goes there does. I saw a woman standing in line who runs two trailer parks. I have seen her pay checks, and I happen to know that she has plenty of money, and is one of those people who drive a nice vehicle. I feel sorry for the woman in a wheel chair but people are cold, and heartless, and all they care about is getting their bills paid.(most of them) The first time I went down there I took my baby boy, and he was in a stroller. I wasn't trying to cut line... all I was trying to do was get him out of the cold and some dumb b@&*h picked a fight with me.
Local

London, KY

#12 Jan 17, 2013
you can not add wrote:
yes 800 bucks but I bet thats nov and dec.
WE had the same problem. I had to wear insulated coveralls to stand in line for my 560 dollars but heck I'd have to spend 1/4 my ssi on heat alone if I had not stood there!
Yes it was for two months. I ended up going down there at 3 am and waiting so finally got some help. You know what they say... if you can't beat em join em.
Hmmm

United States

#13 Jan 18, 2013
Perhaps you should consider downsizing your "big" house and live in something you can afford.

Me and my two bedroom apartment and my 70 hours I put in this week would like to stop paying for freeloaders.

Jesus live within your means, work, and support yourself.
huuuuuuh

London, KY

#14 Jan 18, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
Perhaps you should consider downsizing your "big" house and live in something you can afford.
Me and my two bedroom apartment and my 70 hours I put in this week would like to stop paying for freeloaders.
Jesus live within your means, work, and support yourself.
live the American dream, yes my house is big, car is SUV and sucks gas,yipp my man works 6 days a week,(he has to get cash due to rules)
we use the system to the max. IF YOU DON'T please do not whine on us smart ones!
Local

London, KY

#15 Jan 18, 2013
huuuuuuh wrote:
<quoted text>
live the American dream, yes my house is big, car is SUV and sucks gas,yipp my man works 6 days a week,(he has to get cash due to rules)
we use the system to the max. IF YOU DON'T please do not whine on us smart ones!
Amen to that. I hate people that judge others who need help.
Katniss

Middlesboro, KY

#16 Jan 19, 2013
I worked and paid taxes for that money you get for heating assistance. Why are you not working yourself so you can pay your own bills?
Big Earl

Whitesburg, KY

#17 Jan 19, 2013
Why do people automatically assume that the people have never paid any taxes before? I have been in the position that I had to use food stamps and heating assistance before, and I have worked my whole life (exept for that particular time of course ) and I have paid taxes my whole life. Just because that person isn't working at the time doesn't mean they have never paid into the system.

Here's an idea though, maybe the amount of and the lenght of government assistance a person receives should be based on how much and how long they have paid taxes. That way people couldn't whine saying, they are tired of supporting people on the draw.( when in actuality those people may have paid taxes into the system way longer than the person complaining ) problem solved. Yay me!!
Hmmm

United States

#18 Jan 19, 2013
Really? Perhaps you are onto something here.

Maybe a person shouldn't be allowed to draw unless they've paid something in.

I know generations of families in Pulaski who have made it a career to draw a check.
My2Cents

United States

#19 Jan 24, 2013
Local wrote:
<quoted text>I got help because I DID leave my house at 3 am and stood in the freezing cold for 5 hours, and I was number 2 in line. I am not a free loader. I HATE people like you.
Getting help is free loading! I DETEST people like YOU! Running up a bill to $800. I'm glad to know the most they gave u was nowhere near that amount.

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#21 Jan 25, 2013
I have to agree with My2cents, to a point. Getting help is not always freeloading, but drawing a check your entire life is freeloading if you are not pretty substantially disabled. I have worked my entire life(well as soon as I was old enough to work), have paid into the system for almost 25yrs. I just turned 40, have worked since I was 16, am now plagued by multiple illnesses which leave me in an enormous amount of pain and throwing up most days, quite a few of my illnesses even meet the listings the SSA considers disabled. Yet I can't draw because I make too much money, even though I can't perform most of my job duties and am miserable 24/7, I must drag myself in each day so I won't lose my insurance which I need because I'm sick! I live paycheck to paycheck, I'm not rich by any means yet I make too much money? Yeah maybe I do but I spend it all on doctor copays so I end up just barely able to pay my bills. My car and small house are paid for, I don't have any creditors just my regular bills. Both my husband and I work full time and we try to conserve energy where we can such as turning a light off when we leave the room. People who don't work and pay their own bills don't care how high their electric bill is because they don't have to pay it, or buy their own food. Our fridge stays practically empty most of the time because we don't draw stamps either. Getting help while you are actively looking for a job is different from drawing year after year decade after decade.
to the airhead labor nuts

London, KY

#22 Jan 25, 2013
YES! I draw, I get free heat, clothes, food, health care, ECT!
WHY? cause its there, it is stupid to work and worry about bills!
A form filled out, tears if needed, and when rent is concerned a little rub on the landlord helps!
cash is king!
realistic

London, KY

#23 Jan 26, 2013
Local wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I do have a big house.
Then sell it and buy something you can afford to heat! Seriously..whats wrong with you ?$800.00. My house is 4000 sq feet and my bill is about 200.00. Live within your means..board up part of that big house and live in the areas you heat. Spend some money on insulation around your windows. A handout is not the answer. Personal responsibility is. Maybe try less time on the internet and more time at the employment office.

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