Monday, March 31, 2008

Welfare is not a joke any longer!

PhotobucketIsn't this how MOST people feel? All of the jokes about people getting their welfare checks or using their foodstamps?? It's funny, right?? Do any of you who make jokes about the welfare system even KNOW how it works??

I don't know about other states, but here in Ohio the welfare system is VERY strict. Welfare is to help people who are having a problem finding a job OR people who HAVE jobs but still can't support their families with what they make. If you apply for assistance and you do not have a job you will ONLY receive benefits IF you attend the "job find" program, which is 5 days a week, usually from 8-9 am to 3-4 pm. All day, every day! In this class they teach you how to build a good resume and how to approach employers about possible employment with the company! After they teach you all of that then they make you go through a phone book all day long and call companies asking if they are hiring and if they will give you an interview. If after 30 days you have not found a job you will be forced to do volunteer work for them in exchange for the benefits you receive. IF you get a job and still fall under the poverty level the amount of benefits you receive will go down depending on how much you earn.

Welfare is not for "lazy" people who just want to sit on their ass and get a paycheck every month. In fact, they are VERY strict about cash assistance. They do NOT give cash assistance except for extreme cases!! The main things they help with is food and medical insurance. The only people who are allowed to NOT work are single mothers with children under 5 years of age. (which by the way I feel is really NOT fair considering that there are A LOT of single moms out there who work!..and then a lot of times they make the fathers pay back the welfare system on top of child support because the mom wont work..but that's another post, lol)

Most people who receive assistance these days DO work. Most of them work FULL time but most jobs do not pay enough to support a family. The cost of living is going up but most companies do not pay more! A lot of full time, laborous jobs only start out at minimum wage..which means that a lot of people ARE busting their asses EVERY day doing hard physical labor just to earn a pathetically small paycheck. I'm sure they work a lot harder than you do sitting in your posh little office making $75,000 a year!

I hope some of you will start thinking before making snotty little comments about people who receive government assistance. They do not allow people to "sit on their ass and get welfare" anymore. They are there to help people that are struggling to support their family! Some of you don't truly know what it is like to STRUGGLE and bust your hump every single day for almost NOTHING. Just be thankful for what you have instead of bashing everyone else!!

My next post will be about what it's like to live a poor life and to truly struggle!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Blogs...the good and the BAD!

PhotobucketI REALLY enjoy reading other blogs! I am a member of a few blog traffic exchanges and I like to skim through each blog as I wait for the ticker to count down. If I like a blog I will add it to my blogmarks and usually end up linking to them on this or one of my other blogs! I like blogs that come from the heart. Blogs that are written about every day run of the mill things that people go through in life! I like blogs that really grab my attention and will keep me reading all the way through the post and wanting to go through the archives!!

There are some blogs that just BORE the CRAP out of me!! For instance, political blogs. Ugh. I don't like politics, never have, never will and I certainly don't want to sit and read about the same old garbage that is on the news 10 times a day! *snore* I appreciate that there are alot of people into politics and such but it is not for me and like I said, the crap is on the news all day long, I don't need to read about it, too!!

I also find it extremely annoying when people have blogs that are supposed to be written from another point of view! I am meaning people that have blogs that are supposedly written from their 6 month old baby's point of view! As if an adult REALLY knows what is going on inside an infants mind and as if a 6 month old could actually come up with thoughts like that! Or how about all of the million cat blogs out there that are supposed to be written from the CAT'S point of view? Are you freakin' serious people?? Crap like that really makes me roll my eyes! I mean, really, is your life THAT boring that you have time to sit down and come up with some of this crap?? Sheesh!!

I also don't care too much for music on blogs..the only reason is because when I am surfing the net I normally have my OWN music playing and it's a real P.I.T.A. when some other crap music (or someone talking) starts to play over my own music and then it turns into a monotonous mess!

If anyone is thinking about making a blog, atleast try to make it interesting and half ways thought provoking! Give me something that will make me stick to the screen even when the timer on my traffic exchange thingy is on zero!! lol

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Link exchange??

Don't forget, if you want to exchange links with me then just leave me a comment here and I will add you to my blog friends list over there ---------->

Please make sure that your blog has something in common with mine, otherwise I wont add yours!

I have just added some new links to my favorites and blog friends list so be sure to check them out!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

For the bullies out there!

I found this video lastnight and loved it! This is for all of the people like me who were tormented and abused as a child growing up! I'm not talking about physical abuse I'm talking about mental abuse from classmates throughout school. I am living PROOF that this kind of abuse can leave lasting effects on a person. I am 30 years old and still have a horrible self image and very low self esteem because of being told as a child and teenager that I was ugly and fat and not worth anything!

People need to start teaching their children from an early age to treat everyone equally! Don't judge others based on skin color, hair color, height, weight, or appearance in general! We should all treat others with the same respect we want to be treated with!!

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