I’ve been meaning to respond to a certain article for awhile now, but you know how it is. I’ve been pretty busy lately with so many things (especially a semi-permanent substitute teaching position that I began about a month ago which will last through the end of the school year). Anyway, the article (which has since been taken down) is titled, “Rich get more in Tax Breaks than the Poor get from Welfare,” and feel like I’ve been saying this very thing for years! continue reading »
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The government is facing $1.2 trillion in “automatic” budget cuts that will go into effect March 1. They’re a result of the decision made by Congress a couple years ago to basically put off solving the growing federal budget problems. Programs nearly across the board will be cut, including WIC. But how will WIC be affected? continue reading »
I’ve asked myself this question. A lot. Just as I’m sure anyone who has ever received government assistance has asked themselves this question. And if you’re on some kind of government assistance (and even if you’re not…) and haven’t asked yourself this question lately, maybe you should. Because it’s a good question to not only ask yourself, but to wrestle with, and to come to some sort of conclusion on.
I’ve wrestled with it. And I’ve concluded that no, I am not and should not be ashamed to be on government assistance. continue reading »
We’re not happy about it, but we’re back on food stamps. It wasn’t a choice we made lightly, or quickly, or without regret. In fact, getting back on food stamps probably causes me more grief than relief. It’s just not the place I hoped we’d be at this stage in our lives. continue reading »