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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Did your family recieve foodstamps? Housing asssistance? What?
    I'm afraid I'm just not getting the point of this thread. Why do you want to know if DPers have received Welfare? And why do you wish to restrict the definition of Welfare to purely poor relief measures? Do you have some purpose or agenda in asking? Or are you just curious, for no particular reason? If so, why?
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sorry, I forgot for a moment how quite literal people are here. I am talking about things like foodstamps, housing assistance, things like that.
    During the thirties, we all got clothes, shoes, medical help, food, no cash. It was called being on the dole...

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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Did your family recieve foodstamps? Housing asssistance? What?
    why? welfare and foodstamps for a short time.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    My severely autistic and epileptic 37 year old son that we care for receives SSI and food stamps. It does not come close to being enough to support him
    so you are for social programs?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Not positive (as I really wasn't paying much attention to such things during my younger years), but I believe the only area that might qualify are my federally backed student loans/grants and whatnot.

    I might have been able to collected unemployment at one point or another, but I didn't – mainly cause it didn’t occur to me.

    But partially because I don't like the idea in some ways.
    Unemployment is a form of insurance. You pay in to it, as do your employers. Would you not collect on your auto, homeowners or life insurance because "you didn't like the idea in some ways..."?

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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    so you are for social programs?
    Here we go again you should get government handouts if you disagree with them. I thought these programs were for all that qualify. Should I also not pay taxes if I disagree? Besides the money is not to me and does not have my name. Do you have an adult dependent you care for so you know what kind expense there is?

    In the whole scheme of this I save the tax payers money by not turning him over to the state which I could do and then the state would pay to institutionalize him.

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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Went from my parents house to the Navy, from the Navy to a good paying job, and from there to a good paying retirement....never needed any assistance. Several of my siblings and their offspring, did, tho, over many years...
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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Here we go again you should get government handouts if you disagree with them. I thought these programs were for all that qualify. Should I also not pay taxes if I disagree? Besides the money is not to me and does not have my name. Do you have an adult dependent you care for so you know what kind expense there is?

    In the whole scheme of this I save the tax payers money by not turning him over to the state which I could do and then the state would pay to institutionalize him.
    i asked a simple question. the very program you take advantage of is a "liberal" program that uses my tax dollars. the people you would like to see in power would like to see these types of programs discontinued. i don't get it.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    I've been on SSI disability, but never on welfare.


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    Re: How many here have ever been on any type of welfare?

    I might be on Veterans disability soon, for the Parkinson's Disease....won't believe it, tho, til I see the first check arrive..
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