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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

zoebob Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 7:41 PM
I wish i know how they came up with those numbers for Disposable income. I am a single mom of 3 kids. I had to leave their father because he was physically abusive. I have less than the full time minimum wage income coming in. I do not qualify for cash assistance. I do receive food stamps though. If I could find a job, every dollar I make would be deducted from my food stamps so I would actually be more in the whole because they look at my pretax amount. If I earned $400 a month I would lose $400 a month in food stamps but only bring home $325 or whatever by the time I paid state and local taxes. So in order to make out ahead I would have to be able to find a job while my kids are at school that would earn MORE than I get in benefits.
Frank391 Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 7:39 PM
The system is rigged not to help you but to enslave you to the program.
zoebob Wrote: Sep 05, 2012 7:45 PM
As for computers/internet: it is near impossible for a child to get through secondary level school without a computer or internet access. If I were to spend the time to sit at the library with my children so they could use the library computers we would never get all their homework done and get them to bed at a decent hour...not to mention eating dinner in there somewhere. I have one child with constant migraines who struggles academically and requires constant help to get through her school work so I MUST be home when they are....unless you want my child failing out of school and not having a chance at a decent job to support herself some day. I do not have a texting plan, tattoos, get may hair or nails done, etc.
Please stand back. I’ve been waiting for day to say this; waiting to calm down enough that my keystrokes won’t break the keyboard. I heard some lady say something on TV, and seldom have I heard a more idiotic statement from someone in a position to know better … I mean this is so magnificently ignorant – even stupid – that if this woman’s ignorance were radioactive Democrats could build the mother of all nuclear brain bombs. Just one could wipe out all intelligent life on Earth.

The woman we’re talking about is Melissa Harris-Perry. Apparently she has a...