Are you guys really okay with assistance money being spent on whatever? I do not want to regulate every dime, but I also think that there is some waste that could be trimmed
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My X had to file bankruptcy a few years ago due to getting laid off. He probably received assistance in addition to his unemployment. Over the two years he was unemployed, he built up CS arrearage, lost his house, and I think maybe his vehicle. But I still wouldn't begrudge him a lottery ticket, a 6-pack, or smokes. I really don't care that he owed me thousands in CS, his unemployment ran out, or if he was on AFDC. He served in the military for 4 years and worked for over a decade before getting laid off. Surely he has paid in enough into the "system" to receive AFDC, food stamps, or any other government aid and not feel guilty or be judged for smoking.
You don't know what people are going through that lands them in bankruptcy or on government assistance.
Yep, I agree. I live a pretty comfortable life and don't really want for anything. I can't relate to feeling such a sense of OWNERSHIP of over the pittance of TANF or WIC or welfare money that some people receive that I would begrudge their CHILD a candy bar. People act like that lottery ticket is like the cause of our budget woes or something! Put it in perspective, people! I willingly give money to people panhandling. I don't then follow them around to see where they spend it and if it is on something I don't like I try to wrestle it away from them. I don't know anyone on any form of assistance. It seems in these debates the "other side" seems to know a "ton" of people "abusing the system". All I can say is that I fervently hope that you are reporting them, even if they are your family, if this bothers you so very much.