Thousands line up to wait for Section 8

Apr 15, 2011 Full story: The Galveston County Daily News 52

More than 2,000 people, many who'd camped there overnight, lined up Thursday at the Nessler Center to sign onto a waiting list for federal Section 8 rent assistance.

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Juan

Pearland, TX

#1 Apr 15, 2011
How bout some help for my girlfriend. She has two children that are citizens and they deserve help. She does have a Lone Star Card and WIC, but very little help with housing. Maybe help with utilities and phone also.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#2 Apr 20, 2011
Why do they deserve help? So far, you have only mentioned free money and free housing. Does she have a job? Why can't she live within her means? Where is the father of those kids?

Why does everyone think that because things are hard that someone should give them money?
Juan

Pearland, TX

#3 Apr 20, 2011
She can't work, it cost too much for childcare. The father went back to Mexico. She deserves help because they were born in USA.

Since: Apr 11

Houston, TX

#5 Apr 20, 2011
Juan wrote:
She can't work, it cost too much for childcare. The father went back to Mexico. She deserves help because they were born in USA.
So where is her family? Can't they or won't they help? Are they in Mexico too? Is she a citizen? What is she doing having kids with an illegal?( I presume he went back because he was not a US citizen or a criminal, running from the law).

If I had two illegitimate kids, will I be entitled to free food, housing and all? The kids are entitled to all the rights of a citizen, but not a free ride.

I am sure you love your girlfriend and her kids, but don't expect my taxes to pay for their hardships.

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#6 Apr 21, 2011
YolandaBrown wrote:
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So where is her family? Can't they or won't they help? Are they in Mexico too? Is she a citizen? What is she doing having kids with an illegal?( I presume he went back because he was not a US citizen or a criminal, running from the law).
If I had two illegitimate kids, will I be entitled to free food, housing and all? The kids are entitled to all the rights of a citizen, but not a free ride.
I am sure you love your girlfriend and her kids, but don't expect my taxes to pay for their hardships.
Yolanda dont be so hard on him. He's just here to post the messages that Americans won't post!
Juan

Pearland, TX

#7 May 8, 2011
My girlfriend deserves section 8 housing as much or more than most of those in line. She has two children who are citizens, they deserve it.
Areyouserious

Houston, TX

#8 May 12, 2011
So what you are saying is all US citizens deserve to live for free? Or just the lazy people who exect everyone else to pay for it? I'm confused here. She already has most other bills paid for while she sits on her ass and you EXPECT more?! Childcare is expensive. I know because I pay for it while I go to work every day. Didn't she realize that before she had the second child? Land of the free doesn't mean what you think it does obviously. Idiot.
Areyouserious

Houston, TX

#9 May 12, 2011
Juan wrote:
My girlfriend deserves section 8 housing as much or more than most of those in line. She has two children who are citizens, they deserve it.
And she doesn't deserve anything if she isn't willing to help herself or her children by working for it.
Juan

Pearland, TX

#10 May 12, 2011
She came here as a child. She has two children, citizens that deserve help. She can't work because child care cost too much. She gets help with WIC, food stamps, section 8 housing, and sometimes help with utilities and phone which should be free.

This is America ! We should not let children suffer. I help her when I can.
DungeonBlaster 666

Houston, TX

#11 Jun 7, 2011
Well, Juan, if you lived together then one of you could work nights and the other,days. No child care needed, and two incomes with only one rent to pay. Ante up, bud, and quit expecting her to give YOU something for free.
It's only logical that if you get married to her you could build a lot more than you could as separate entities with twice the bills.
Now THAT would be showing true concern, and a lot of cojones, too.
Juan

Pearland, TX

#12 Jun 9, 2011
She's not my wife, just my girlfriend. I don't have any responsibility for her kids.

If I work days, and take care of her kids, when would I sleep ? Duh ?

Her kids are US citizens and deserve government help.
DungeonBlaster66 6

Houston, TX

#13 Jun 10, 2011
Nobody "deserves" anything. If I went to Mexico I wouldn't even get to secure a job despite my career training unless I did it all "fair and square" through the government there. Likewise, if I wanted to have elective surgery I would have to go to the pharmacy and buy the suture, bandages, etc. which they would use on me.
Those in America who qualify for certain types of assistance get it. Those who don't must pay for it just as in Mexico, or must find alternate insurance to pick up the slack. They do not "deserve" it, they "qualify" for it. If the rules change, other or different criteria might have to be met in order for someone to qualify for any type of assistance.
I personally hope that they make drug testing of all adult persons receiving public assistance mandatory. There is widespread fraud and abuse of the system (for example, with the Lone Star card) which could be trimmed from the system.
Kids deserve what their parents can get them. Anything else is a gift, and a gift is not "deserved", though it can be received. One deserves what they work for. The rest is on the coat tails of grace and at the expense of the taxpayers. There is no right to free food and/or free medical care outlined in the Constitution. Most folks who get here or start out here as a native American/born American must work to get to where they're going. If anything, these are the people who "deserve" something. Just because someone has something which they worked for does not make the inequity "unjust". Rather, it is justified by the actions of the person who toiled to secure it.
And by the way, you CAN split shifts and watch the kids if you both work 8's. That's 8 hours to sleep (3-11),8 to watch the kids/work (7-3 and 11-7). All these coworkers of mine can't be wrong...they do it all the time.
But they're from a country where you have to work hard to get ahead, where there are children and whole families which live in the landfill/dump areas outside of town.
A sense of entitlement is a paralytic agent to some. Lack of planning is to use poor judgement as well. The blue tarps on some roofs will attest to these things. If someone has the money to buy and maintain a cell phone they could easily spend that money on food instead, and go with the 14.95 hardwired phone. Beans and rice are cheap. Fish are free for the taking once one has a fishing license. Sometimes we have to be smarter than the thing we're doing.

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#15 Jun 11, 2011
Juan wrote:
She's not my wife, just my girlfriend. I don't have any responsibility for her kids.
If I work days, and take care of her kids, when would I sleep ? Duh ?
Her kids are US citizens and deserve government help.
She IS your wife. You are married, common law.
You ARE responsible for her kids if you are in the same household. That is the law.
They deserve food and shelter, but NOT government help.

Citizens are NOT entitled to free stuff just because life is hard.
Juan

Pearland, TX

#16 Jun 11, 2011
She needs a cell phone incase I have to call her. I can't find a job working certain hours. I work during daytime hours wiring houses. That can't be done at night.

My girlfriend (she's not my wife just because I live with her) cannot work. She has the kids to take care of and sometimes her back bothers her.

As for the blue tarps on the roofs, many of these folks are trying to take advantage of the insurance companies.
Foldag

Dallas, TX

#17 Jun 11, 2011
Hey Juan, sometimes my feet hurt. And I get big callouses on my hands, and every now and then my back hurts so damned bad from carrying 50 lb. bags of filteraid up two flights of stairs, that I can barely get out of bed. But I somehow manage. And when I'm home it means my wife is at work, and I'm left with watching two young kids. Got news for ya'. Your woman ain't nothing special. I've paid into the system since I was sixteen years old, and pray that I never need the assistance, and that if I ever do need it, that it hasn't been pissed away on a bunch of lazy good for nothing filth, that shouldn't even be here. Just because she squirted out a couple of kids doesn't mean anything. That's what we do here in America. Then we work and support our families. If she wants to live the life of a Mexican, then she should go back where she belongs. You have to do more than plop out a couple of tortillas for your man everyday if you want to earn the respect, and help of the people around you. If you don't, you're a leach, and you my friend, are becoming a burden to society. Sell your computer, Juan. Use the money to hire a lawyer to get the necessary documents, and information you need to get your girlfriend resident status, get her a S.S. number, and be smart enough to figure out a way for her to become more than a burden to a society. She will be happier, and have a sense of worth in life. Come to the US to live the dream, not squat and take advantage of us. Dig???
Juan

Pearland, TX

#18 Jun 11, 2011
We don't take any advantage, I work everyday, along with my brother.

Someday we will receive amnesdy and everyone will be happy.
KittieKittieKitt ieKittie

Houston, TX

#19 Jun 17, 2011
And some day we will ALL win the lottery...yeah, right. Learn to spell amnesty, and in Texas you ARE legally married if you have lived together for 6 months or longer. On the other hand, she could get deported and her kids taken into CPS custody if you don't stand up for them on such a day. This is how the Migras say it, buddy, that's a quote from one of them that I once asked about the situation.
Juan

Pearland, TX

#20 Jun 17, 2011
Wrong.....you can live with her for years, as long as you don't introduce her as your wife.

Yes, someday we will get amnesty.
Foldag

United States

#21 Jun 21, 2011
Juan,
Just a question. Why are you in the USA? Why is your common-law wife here, and not back in Mexico?
Juan

Pearland, TX

#22 Jun 21, 2011
I'm here to provide a better life for my family, both here and in Mexico.

She's my girlfriend, she has two kids that are citizens. If we go back to Mexico what do we do with them ?

I can provide more for them here.

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