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WHY is it that the cadillac driving ghetto dwellers get free everything? I find myself REALLY annoyed that I can’t get an extension for nemployment and millions can. WTH?!

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      UK Girl wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • Sadly somefolk are seen as having too much even when they have nothing and others know how to work the system ...




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      Jenz ~ wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • True. It’s horrible.




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      Jenz ~ wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • omg my head is spinning over this. Income has stopped. Holy SHIT.




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      Jenz ~ wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • Trying to find out....  omg this is stressful




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      Angelcart wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • They know how to “work” the system.tongue out




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • I know and it’s terribly unfair. I know people who use the system to its full advantage - and they‘re proud of it. It’s maddening.




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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • Yep.....they work the system......refuse to get a job....because THEY KNOW HOW TO WORK THE SYSTEM...(THAT IS THEIR JOB...working the system)...and then the people like yourself jenz41....that really need it...don’t get it.  It infuriates me....




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      Angelcart wrote Sep 16, 2009
    • Mary’s right.  It IS infuriating.  I was in line at the grocery store when my son was little (using my coupons to save $$) and I drove a Honda.  The lady in front of me had a Lone Star Card (food stamps) and I swear walked out and got in a beautiful cadillac!  Now, what’s wrong with this picture!




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      La Shawn Henderson wrote Sep 16, 2009
    • och, I am offended by the fact that you have generalized and stereotyped people who live in the ghetto. There are a lot of people who live in the ghetto who work hard at low paying jobs some of them working two and three jobs just to get buy.  

      Not everyone in the ghetto gets or wants a hand out. I know because I have lived and worked in the ghetto and I can tell you there are a lot of people who are struggling to survive just like you. There are a lot of people who’s unemployment has not been extended just like you. They are stressed out, scared and angry just like you.  

      Now don’t get me wrong there are some who know how to work the system but they are the minority not the majority. 9 times out of 10 the nice care isn’t even theirs.  

      Now don’t get me wrong I hear and understand your stress and anger with your situation and yes I can agree that the system isn’t fair but the reality is that the system will always be unfair to someone. I make too much money to qualify for anything but I don’t make enough to get buy. Does it make me mad to know that my neighbor has Section 8 and gets energy assistance in the winter yes. But I don’t regret to choices that I’ve made to get an education and work hard. I know that I will be able to move up and out but the person who chooses to be a slacker and stay on section 8 will always live in the ghetto there is no growth there is no reward of moving up and out. Only the people who work hard and pay the price get to do that.




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      Angelcart wrote Sep 16, 2009
    • I don’t think Jen was singling out any group in particular, that’s she’s just very frustrated.  When I divorced I had no job, cleaned houses and raised a son on my own.  (Dad came around every now and then).  I had bought my parents home which was 58 years old, actually I grew up in the house.  All my friends told me to move because the neighborhood was so old and run down but I couldn’t afford it.  I recall I would run down to the local store and always saw people using food stamps.  I worked very hard to get by.  My freinds called my neighborhood “the ghetto” so I know what that’s like.  

      I had no insurance and had an unexpected surgery.  Fortunately the state offerred to pay for my surgery and I accepted.  They also asked if I needed food stamps and I declined.  I was told I was crazy but I didn’t feel right about taking the food stamps.  I just needed help with the medical bill.  I was put on medicaid for 3 months and after that it was cancelled.  The problem is people get on it and they don’t check and allow them to stay on it.  My next door neighbor was and still is on disability.  She is completely able to work but won’t because if she does she’ll lose her $1,000 month check and all her medicare.  Plus she doesn’t have to pay property taxes which I did!  Even her sister feel’s it’s rediculous that she still gets these benefits.  Plus she’s lived with her boyfriend for over 15 years and won’t marry because if she does - she loses the benefits.




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      Angell VillafaƱe wrote Sep 16, 2009
    • LaShawn very well said! And let me also add that it is not only the ghetto dwellers that scam the system. I know people living in suburban neighborhoods scamming the system and getting “free” everything also. This is not just a ghetto problem. I feel the same as LaShawn where I make too much to qualify for any kind of assistance and barely enough to live on. It’s definitely not fair but there are those who know how to work the system and get what they want. It makes me angry and has always infuriated me when in the past I would apply for certain programs and get turned down because “I make too much.” So I finally stopped trying to get any assistance and just pushed forward with what I had and made do the best way I could. I say there needs to be a huge overhaul of the welfare system and all the programs within it to stop this sort of thing because the wrong people are taking advantage of it and many people who really need it are being turned away. Until that happens this is what will continue to happen. But do understand...it’s not just a “ghetto” problem or as I like to say...inner city...more common than you would think in suburban areas also.




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 16, 2009
    • As far as I know it is tougher to qualify for assistance in present times compared to years ago and quite honestly there are those from all walks of life who want to depend on the government for a hand out and yes, abuse the system, but with ever changing times and possibly educating those who do abuse to fend for themselves, maybe we will start to see a decrease as the years go by, that is what we hope for.




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