You do realize that a lot of the people on welfare are single parents with children, right? Assume a parent with two kids (which is not at all unusual). Do you think you could live on a third of what you're making? Assuming you would also have to find a bigger home? Assuming, also, that those kids will need some sort of supervision for the 12 hours a day you're working, which also costs money? Even if you could live off that money, could a growing child?dwalb wrote:Luckily i haven't got anyone to worry about but myself, so the money is sufficient and i'm surviving.
YOU are not EVERYONE, YOUR situation is not EVERYONE'S situation. Having kids changes things. Being a minority changes things. Being female changes things. The experience of a single white male (if you aren't white, I apologize, your reference to "your white money," sarcastic as it was, implied otherwise) are VASTLY different than the experiences of a non-white single mother (a category a lot of people on welfare fall under), who besides having to spend the same money to support two, three, four times as many people, will also face hiring description for A) being female, B) being non-white, and C) being a single mother. I don't doubt that you worked very hard, I'm sure you earned every penny you made, but not everyone has the white male privilege of "fair" treatment. Your situation means that you dodged a bullet every step of the way that plenty of other people aren't lucky enough to avoid. The sooner you can stop bullshitting yourself into believing that you and your experiences are representative of everyone, the better.
Who is more likely to be right: the people who actually study a phenomenon, the way it has worked historically, and the way it currently affects a large number of people, or the people who restrict themselves to the observations and opinions of a single person?Some people cant believe things unless they have accreditation, research, and political voices backing it up.
But fuck the facts. Those lazy bastards deserve it.