Best retaliation to a high school bully--your 10 year reunion. Ha! It never fails that the high school bully, male or female, will be NOTHING 10 years later.
I've been poor too. I duck taped my shoes and had two dresses when I did my student teaching. I lived in a very small mobile home, no phone, $17 per week for groceries, and did without so much. But NEVER did I even think about expecting the government to provide for me. This is what is wrong with people today.