the assistance is already out there. grants and training programs aplently. all they have to do is apply. put forth a little effort.If you don't want people to continue to be leeches on the government's money then I'd hope you'd see the benefit in them being given some assistance so they can, then, be able to support their selves and their family with a reasonable career. Overall - it's a benefit to you, whether you recognize that or not.
I took all Tues/Thur classes when possible. I did drywall 10-12 hrs a day the other 5 days a week, usually 12-14 hrs a day Sat/Sun. Wife stayed home and took care of the kids. I would come home, grab a quick shower, bite to eat, give the kids a bath, study for a couple hours, get a few hours sleep, rinse and repeat. We ate a lot of rice and beans and did without a lot of things. lived in a trailer park in a singlewide that was 20 years old. all slept in the same room with a little kerosene heater because we couldn't afford to run the heat.Curious - how did you pull it off, anyway? Did you work full or parttime? Did your wife have to care for the kids and pick up all that slack while you studied?
My husband helps out as much as possible - cooking dinner, taking off of work when the kids are sick, and doing other things like cleaning and laundry - if I had to pay my own way I simply wouldn't be attending. It would be like I started years ago - one online class at a time.
I know what it is like to be "poor". I also know that the vast majority of poor people are capable of doing more to better themselves.