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« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2014, 09:12:17 PM »
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    OP responds, in my recent situation, I'd have been shoplifting at Walmart.  Was down to exactly $4.13, not sufficient for bus fare to get to Walmart.  Please don't tell me to walk or ride a bike.  The closest Walmart is too far away for a healthy person to do that.
    Was it wrong of me to request groceries from Protestants when there are no Catholics to ask and the government requires me to have a child out of wedlock or be a lazy bum?


    If you need food, supplies or money, there is no rule stating that you can’t ask a Protestant or a heathen.

    If you need help, ask someone who is able to help you.

    Then be grateful and pray for the benefactor.

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    « Reply #16 on: May 27, 2014, 04:28:35 AM »
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    Okay OP, what is 75,000 dollars when married couples are paying 200,000 or more on home mortgages with kids and cars and insurance ?

    Complaining that you are not being given benefits or a living wage is not going to help you one bit is it ?

    When I was 14, I was delivering newspapers and when I was 16 I was installing floor safes. The CEO of the Knights of Columbus is probably making 1.4 million dollars a year.

    If you are subsisting because of religious work then I suggest you get out of that line of work. But nothing is going to change unless you change it yourself. The first thing I suggest you do is move somewhere that it is not going to cost you $5 to get to a Walmart.


    Someone can't afford a bus or food but they are supposed to up and move?

    Where is the city bus cheap? It cost us $7 round trip to go to a store on the bus. If I had more children taller than the fare machine the cost would be higher. If the OP had a ride to Walmart or a free bus pass, $4 isn't going to buy much there.  



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    « Reply #17 on: May 27, 2014, 08:07:11 AM »
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    I work full time + take extra jobs for past 36 years, 32 in a professional field, but at low pay for reasons of faith.  Due to medical debt, I am for the first time ever, forced to take groceries from a no questions asked Protestant food pantry.  It was that or risk my still tenuous health by not eating, forgoing necessary medication, or not paying the rent.  IMO, those employers who claim to be Christian as is mine, should pay their employees a living wage whether the government legislates it or not.  I inquired about SNAP only to be told I do not qualify.  To receive government assistance, I have to have a dependent child or be unemployed for six months. I am single and must support myself.  Did I do the right thing or not?  I see government assistance as to be avoided at nearly all costs.  Once on welfare, few ever get off it.


    Reasons of faith does not intrinsically mean lower pay. Maybe try a different field within your profession?

    Regarding SNAP, I find that curious because a family I know (who always manages to turn any molehill obstacle into a mountain) complains about how you can only get welfare if you're employed. However, it's true that the qualifying income level does go up the more dependents you have.

    Government assistance is not to be avoided "at all costs". If you qualify for it, go ahead and use it without scruple. You have to look at things holistically. The government has to provide SNAP to so many people otherwise the system would utterly collapse. It's part of the messed-up, modern game.

    But it's a game we're all forced to play, unfortunately. We can't just fly to the Moon and start a distributist, Catholic colony with Real Money (non-fiat currency like gold and silver).

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    « Reply #18 on: May 27, 2014, 10:07:05 AM »
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    Someone can't afford a bus or food but they are supposed to up and move?


    I guess there will always be an excuse or some barrier.

    This is called learned helplessness.

    The OP is basically 1 job interview away from digging himself out of the hole he has dug himself into. 1 relationship away for that matter.

    What do you suggest the OP do Tiffany ?

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    « Reply #19 on: May 27, 2014, 10:46:14 AM »
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  • I don't want no living wage and I don't want no minimum wage because I want a maximum wage!


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    « Reply #20 on: May 27, 2014, 03:37:24 PM »
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  •  :facepalm:Forget it crossbro.  Sorry I asked.  

     

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