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  • I am married and HAVE received government assistance

    8 19.51%
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    11 26.83%
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Thread: Have you ever received government assistance.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I never depended on government assistance unless your count the free school lunch program at school when I was a child and my mother was sometimes on food stamps,wic and welfare.
    We do count those.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    We do count those.
    He was a minor and therefore not responsible, his parents were the ones responsible in this case.

    No. It does not count.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    He was a minor and therefore not responsible, his parents were the ones responsible in this case.

    No. It does not count.
    Oh, get over yourself, it's not like any of this matters. It's saturday night, drink a beer.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Oh, get over yourself, it's not like any of this matters. It's saturday night, drink a beer.
    Off topic ad-hom.

    This is a debate forum. Debate or as in this case you don't understand, stay out of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Off topic ad-hom.

    This is a debate forum. Debate or as in this case you don't understand, stay out of it.
    He was joking, Blackdog.
    There's no shame in receiving assistance if you need it, so whether it was you or your mother and whether you were or were not "responsible for it" doesn't really matter. If it was your mother, you can dang well bet you were at least indirectly responsible for it, in any event.

    Your tax dollars pay into the system, to help your fellow citizens through tough times.
    When you're having a tough time, it's there for you.

    If this thread is going to degenerate into some sort of group diatribe against those who receive assistance or have received it in the past, I'm going to present a severe impediment to that.
    Fair warning.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    For the intention of this particular poll, I was only referring to those programs that are available to people who are without income or on a very limited income.
    WIC's available to almost any new mother who wants it.
    I think, at the time I was on it, the criteria was that your income had to be less than twice as much as the poverty level (whatever that was at the time).
    I can't remember what that exact number was, in dollars and cents, but nearly anyone who wanted it would've qualified, even working class/ middle class folks.

    I think their objective was less to help destitute mothers with zero income, and more to ensure that the children of the working poor got the best start in life by eating a healthy diet.
    They also had mandatory classes that recipients had to attend, mostly having to do with nutrition.
    They were strong proponents of breastfeeding, and offered a lot of resources, support and encouragement (and extra food vouchers) for moms who were doing that.

    Of course, this was nearly 20 years ago. It may have changed.
    Last edited by 1069; 03-14-10 at 01:53 AM.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    He was joking, Blackdog.
    I don't think he was but so what.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    There's no shame in receiving assistance if you need it, so whether it was you or your mother and whether you were or were not "responsible for it" doesn't really matter. If it was your mother, you can dang well bet you were at least indirectly responsible for it, in any event.
    So we are now going to hold sons responsible for the sins of the father? Hmmm?

    I have no clue why this has anything to do with shame or any other nonsense.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Your tax dollars pay into the system, to help your fellow citizens through tough times.
    When you're having a tough time, it's there for you.
    What does this have to do with what I said?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    If this thread is going to degenerate into some sort of group diatribe against those who receive assistance or have received it in the past, I'm going to present a severe impediment to that.
    Fair warning.
    The only one doing it so far is you.

    Go back and actually read what has been said.

    My God the stupid knee jerk reactions.
    Last edited by Black Dog; 03-14-10 at 03:48 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    i have, but i live in one of dem socialist countries
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    I'm a married male and have never collected from any of the programs you mentioned. I've received indirect assistance from the government however.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Re: Have you ever received government assistance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Off topic ad-hom.
    Not off topic, and not an ad homenim either. O for 2.

    This is a debate forum. Debate or as in this case you don't understand, stay out of it.
    Get over yourself some more. Have another beer.

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