(Closed) Affording a child…or why not just live off the government?

posted 9 years ago in Parenting
Post # 241
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@teaadntoast:  Oooooh, sorry for the miscatergorization.  I know how much you atheists hate being associated with religious zealots like Mrs. DG.  🙂

And now, I’m going to kick myself out this thread for continually posting off-topic.  Welfare to all!

Post # 242
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a fulltime job while doing cocaine. I wasn’t on welfare because it was a good paying job and I just did coke in the bathroom on my breaks. Being on drugs doesn’t prevent you from doing anything. The year before that when I worked at Morton’s Steakhouse, the whole damn waitstaff and cooks were on coke or heroin. And that’s a 5 star place. Just because you have a job doesn’t mean you are clean.

Although the rate of drug use was higher among unemployed persons than other employment groups, most drug users were employed. Of the 13.4 million illicit drug users aged 18 or older in 2001, 10.2 million (76.4 percent) were employed either full or part time. http://www.policyalmanac.org/crime/archive/drug_abuse.shtml

Now, I just talked to my friend about this and she said she knew someone who was on welfare and smoked weed all the time. I just don’t count weed as a hardcore drug. It’s like an extra strength cigarette. If you exclude the weed users who are on welfare, I bet there would be even a smaller number on other drugs.

Post # 243
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Miss Tattoo: No, it doesn’t but I also work 40+ hours a week for the company that paid for my drug test. 

@JewishBride: Oh… ok. 

 

Post # 244
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

wowza! this thread is full of such venom. I am going to go sit on the freakin hippies couch.

Post # 245
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m just patiently waiting for a “this conversation has run its course so we’re going to close it now” post…any day now!

Post # 246
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@shedayz:  Hippie Couch welcomes you.

Post # 247
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow! I haven’t seen such  judgemental attitudes since the Christians were thrown to the Lions.

Post # 248
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@julies1949:  You mean since the Hippies were thrown to the lions.

Ok, ok, I swear that was my last one!

Post # 249
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor

Is there space for me on the hippie couch?

Post # 250
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Well, I was going to write out a nice long post after reading every single reply. Seven pages later and it seems everything has been said. I’ll just add this one thing-

 

Illegal drugs are illegal. Doesn’t matter if you are on welfare or not, its wrong because it is against the law.

 

(also if teaandtoast is Karl Marx with ladybits, then I’m Margaret Sanger, Eugenics and all.)

Post # 251
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ok, I really think we’ve run our course here.  Ok if I close?

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