Get a job!!!! and get a life!!11
January 14, 2008 2:03pm CST
What has the world come too today? People are always asking other people for money...Is life that bad to where people cant even pay their rent??? I dont under stand why people cant just get jobs and be happy!!!!I've had a job since the day that I turned sixteen wow to me thats a good thing, considering that there are people that are middle aged and have never had a job in their life!!!! People think that it is okay that they can live off of disability for the rest of their life I really dont understand that concept... People dont understand where that disability money comes from well it comes out of mine and every other employee's pay check... Dont get me wrong there are people out there that really need a disability check... My aunt for example is a person that really does qualify for disability and food stamps...She was born with a disability called Facio Scapulo Humeral Muscular Dystrophy and it really has taken its toll on her body..... All that aside with her disability all she gets a month is $613.00 to pay her bills and but what she needs, and get this...she gets $84.00 a month in food stamps... whats the deal with that???? no one can live off of that but I guess you could say she makes it work... Any ways I really did go off topic here but people really make me mad I hate the fact that many people can get away with taking my tax dollars and they dont even deserve it.... If your wondering what started this thought it was because I work at walmart, and I get sooooo many healthy able to work people come in and buy 3 and 4 hundred dollars worth of grocery's and pay for it in food stamps this really angers me if you have an input on this subject please feel free to comment!!!
15 Jan 08
well, i don't know how those people are able to, maybe register as disable people and get these benefits. isn't it that they have relatives who might be affected in this light and they have the chance to take their cards to shop on their behalf? i'm not in the said country you're discussing but i think if they're able bodies, how are they able to register as disable person and get these opportunies that they donot deserve? then the system could equally be corrupted? anyway, whatever, however the case maybe, they'd not have done this without any justification, i should think. thank God you're just with yourself and have your tax paid not only for disable bodies but able bodies as well. you'll one day have it good in your turn as a benevolent worker.
• United States
15 Jan 08
What you have to take into consideration is food stamps doesn't mean you are disabled. Sure those people who come in there to buy the groceries seem fine but it could be many different things. Take my dad for example, he has 4 children under the age of 14. He isn't jobless, my step-mom isn't jobless. They both work but they don't make enough to provide the food and nutrition those 4 little ones need. Accepting foodstamps doesn't make you a bad person. Not accepting them and letting children go without...that makes you a bad person. Now as far as the disability checks from Social Security, that is a different story. I agree that in some cases there are people who apply for and get disability when they could still find some kind of job. But in most cases I have seen its usually people that needs it.
• United States
13 Jul 08
I am tired of people being bothered by other people's lifestyles more so than their own. I understand that there are people that milk the system and that is wrong...but you dont even know the situations of these people you see and you are just judging them by appearance. It seems like you are stereotyping individuals that are using food stamps. I personally don't use them because I am fortunate enough not to and I have worked and graduated college. I also do not judge people in whatever situation they are in because you never know when you can end up in that same exact situation. I am sure if you were using food stamps you wouldnt be complaining about other taxes paying for it lol.. We just need to all work on ourselves first and then try to help out in other areas. None of us are perfect.
• United States
15 Jan 08
Wow. I did not realize they could get as much as $300 worth of food stamps. I understand how you feel. In as much as American is known to be a land of the free and opportunity, there are people who chose not to be free and did not grab the opportunities around them. I don't know if they are just too lazy to find a job. But heck, the government should not be responsible for taking care of people who are physically and mentally able capable of taking care of themselves. My aunt's husband has a nephew with a mental disorder but he works. I believe physical or mental handicap is not a hindrance to be productive in life. It's the individual's values in life that affect his productivity.