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Also, she’s FAKE, or at least highly exaggerated. Like, this isn’t even possible due to federal regulations.
Um… why would it be her fault if her kid’s fathers don’t pay child support? Isn’t that the father’s issue?
Of course not. She’s A Single Black Mother On Welfare. Everything is her fault.
man like ppl who post these kinda things must not know how impossible it is to make ends meet on that little a month. WOW 1K THATS SO MUCh ahah yeah after rent and bills and daily expenses she must be rollin in that like $5 left over shit man look out
Welfare is not ment to live off of. It’s help/aid. STOP FORGETTING SHE IS ABLE TO WORK.
IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, then she is in work training for a minimum of 30 hours a week and she has to provide job search logs to her caseworker on the regular.
IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, then she has a 5 year LIFETIME limit of receiving that benefit.
IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, then filing for child support from all the children’s fathers was a requirement for being approved. Meaning, if they’re not paying, that’s on them, not her.
IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, she is still broke as hell. I could barely support myself making $1200/mo, much less 4 other people who would be completely dependent on me.
But considering all of those factors, it’s pretty doubtful that she’s real, as I said in my first reply.
That last comment = Perfection. She’s an imaginary boogeyman of terrified conservatives. The Welfare Queen, was originally invented, whole-cloth, by the Regan administration.
BOOoOOOOOooooo! Teh sexually profligate poors are coming rob you for your tax moneez! They want to live in your neighborhood and get their poor cooties on you!
It’s easier to believe in her as she is presented, than it is to believe that maybe, just maybe, The American Dream (fanfare) doesn’t happen as easily, nor as equally, as we’d like to think.
"It’s not MY fault I can’t get rich! It’s them greedy poors takin’ all my money-taxes!"
Look, there are cheats in every system, public and private. But they are the exception, not the rule. And they are never, ever as egregious as political PR would make them out to be. Unless you’re a major corporation that ca afford hundreds of loophole-seeking lawyers, it’s pretty damn difficult to get away with cheating the government.
When someone gets mad at a story like this, I point out that approximately 300 billion dollars is lost to tax evasion annually. To put a finer point on it, they’re okay with someone in the top 10% avoiding taxes, but a single parent with four kids not paying $1,600 on $14,400 is terrible.
*flips Horizontally *
I think Stephen Fry described it really well. It’s like… Clouds coming over you. You can do absolutely nothing about it. You can get an umbrella, wear a raincoat, stay indoors- whatever you can, but it doesn’t change the weather. You can’t control the weather. When the clouds pass, take joy in the sunshine, to remember the next time it gets cloudy.
It’s not something you -recover- from like getting a cold. There are medicines to help- and they DO help! And ways of coping… (Coping mechanisms- glitter jars for me, warmth/pressure wrapping) but it becomes a lighter load, easier to deal with and understand, especially when you can pinpoint it. (As in, “Oh, I’m having a down day. I need to take care of myself and do things to alleviate it, ad understand that this will pass, and happiness will come again.”)
Sometimes depression is situational- regarding an event or a circumstance- but constant, recurring lows are likely chemical, and are very, very difficult to lift on your own. As hard as it is, ask for help from someone who is trained to help you, and ask for what you need from friends and family you trust.
Most importantly, self-care, anon. As someone who gets self-loathing really bad, it’s hard, but you have to be gentle with yourself when you hit lows. It is literally the depression talking, and that is a skewed perspective. I keep a copy of the “Desiderata” handy. Specifically this passage:
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
Take care, Anon. C:
Please respect animation
Please see it as a legitimate medium for mature and meaningful storytelling
how am i not tired of reading about the same two people falling in love in 5000 different ways yet