I Hate Welfare

Well I broke down and did it.I got help from the county health system.Being laid off I had enough money for food and other things but not food.I dont even have Internet at home I go the library.Well being sick of starving(and yes I was I got rid of my pride and got help).They gave me 30 dollars a week not much but it helps.Work is very bad here.Not much for prospects.I am on umemployment.I hate being a welfare case but my Mom said you paid in all your life working you are not a mooch.Anyway I can at least eat now!Dont kid yourselves people.we are in a mild depression.

irishknight1973 irishknight1973
41-45, M
4 Responses Feb 19, 2009

Please don't feel bad. I had to get WIC for my daughter and I felt so horrible about it. I also applied for welfare and got denied. I felt like such a loser trying to get help. My parents told me I shouldn't feel that way, everyone needs help every now and then. Plus, I have paid my dues and so have my parents. They said they would rather me use the system than someone ripping off the system. So please don't beat yourself up. Things will eventually get better.

Please don't feel bad or humiliated. That's what the assistance is there for. No one should ever have to go hungry.<br />
Jobs are melting away at an alarming rate. Our help wanted section has dwindled from 2-3 pages to 2 columns! Don't let anyone tell you we're in a recession. It's only a recession to the rich folks! I'm afraid things are going to get worse because the last administration denied there was a problem and let the trouble go too long. That and their greed! Ugh, don't get me started. I wish you all the best!<br />
Jojo

Irish Knight - PLEASE do not beat yourself up. You mother is correct. You worked and paid into that system - you are not mooching, and you DESERVE to use this benefit. PLEASE = be kind to yourself. Things will get better - and if they don't, I'll buy you a beer. You can tell me your story, I'll tell you mine and we'll see who can laugh the loudest :) {hugs} it's going to be ok.

I can laugh at that at least! I got so mad I was mispelling words.And typing the wrong ones,!I get mad and I just start typing!