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More Americans Will Use Food Stamps For Thanksgiving This Year Than Ever Before

 
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This is the first year that I am Not donating anything...Let Obama buy them a turkey....

I told the Salvation army bell ringer to ask Obama for a donation after she said she voted for Obama..

I am tired of supporting low life, blood sucking Demoncrats..


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This is the first year that I am Not donating anything...Let Obama buy them a turkey....

I told the Salvation army bell ringer to ask Obama for a donation after she said she voted for Obama..

I am tired of supporting low life, blood sucking Demoncrats..


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In this economy, it doesn't seem to matter which political party you favor. So many people who have worked all their lives, without a job and in a world of hurt. Don't want to imagine how it must feel for them to have to resort to food stamps. At the bottom of their rope with not enough left to tie a knot and hang on.
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Welcome to Amerika 2012!
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I donate to the food banks in my neighborhood, and I encourage others to do so as well

Since the mid 2000s, many who used to donate to food banks are now their customers

Overwhelmingly, it is the middle class who donate to soup kitchens & food banks. Talk to any of the people running these, from Maine down to Texas, and they will almost all tell you that they are running far lower on supplies and donations than they did 10 years ago

This difficult economy is real, and almost no one willingly goes to a food bank if they can help it...there is a stigma associated.

Anyway, it takes very little, maybe $20 of canned goods or other groceries. If everyone gives a little, it goes a long way

Here's a list to get started:

[link to www.foodbanksusa.com]

[link to www.meetup.com]

Donating is my way of giving thanks for the good things in my life. In my area there are meetups who donate time to feed the homeless on major holidays as well:



Happy Thanksgiving to everyone

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 Quoting: IssueX

Bless you! Can't wait until we can start donating again. We did BOTH food and money as well as items throughout the year previously and to a "variety" of charities. Didn't even take the tax deduction either. ;-)
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Awesome! That could change in the future I suspect. I remember when I was helping others find resources (BEFORE I NEEDED THEM...go figure) and I always sent folks to Angel Foods Ministries and then they just up and CLOSED down.

I hope everyone finds a meal for T-day.
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IF you need a meal for Thanksgiving, most communities have an organization or a church that has a free Thanksgiving dinner.
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Thay is called feed a leech meals. work or just die please.we cant suport yu azz anymore.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1104136

OK, my wife is NOT allowed to work as she is Canadian. I left a retail management career to take care of my grandfather for one year and then he died. My job was gone by then, but then my mother needed help so I left to take care of her for FIVE years and she passed last year. I went homeless because of this and had to quit college (was a speech-language/audiology major but became literally homeless) and could not find work where I was living.

I am a veteran and do not take food stamps or generally ask for handouts and have for years donated time and monies to help many charities and plan to again when we can, but that does not mean we are a leach for wanting a meal on Thanksgiving.

I TRULY HOPE that what has happened to me (and wife) does not EVER happen to you or anyone you love because it feels like the universe is out to get you when no matter where you go and what you do...something goes wrong and rips it apart. If I told you all things that have happened in just one year, you probably wouldn't believe me, but it is amazing that I still have the need, want and desire to help others and find what USED to be my life. Sometimes, I figure I am just seeing things from the other side for a bit as I was VERY fortunate all my life when it came to career, money, education etc.

Perhaps you need to see if from another side before making "assumptions". Anyway, when I get my master's degree (yes, us old almost 40 year olds still try) in Social Work, I will still smile and help everyone I can (especially veterans) regardless of how you may think I am a leech. LOL...a leech.
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One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
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Poverty is the Democrats' power base. Yes, they actually, literally do want us to be poor.
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so they can control us in every aspect
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More Americans will use food stamps to buy their Thanksgiving dinner this year than ever before, according to a new report from the nonprofit government watchdog group The Sunlight Foundation.

The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other words, a family on food stamps must buy an entire meal per person for less than the cost of an average cup of coffee.

This Thanksgiving, 42.2 million Americans will be on food stamps, according to the Economic Policy Institute. This is roughly the size of the populations of California and Connecticut combined.


Read more here:

[link to www.usnews.com]
 Quoting: KoFFee_


Well at least for once those fat assed twinkie deprived blubber factories who have taken everything for granted all there lives will FINALLY have a REASON to be thankful..THANKFUL that they have anything to eat at ALL.

And they should enjoy it..cause it will be their LAST FREE thanksgiving.

There wont BE another one..

SO STOP YA FUCKING COMPLAINING YA FAT ASSED SPOILT FUCKS!
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THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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This is the first year that I am Not donating anything...Let Obama buy them a turkey....

I told the Salvation army bell ringer to ask Obama for a donation after she said she voted for Obama..

I am tired of supporting low life, blood sucking Demoncrats..


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it is better to help those you know. family, friends, neighbors who you actually know needs help. if everyone did this we might have less problems just helping those around you and letting the lazy ones deal with the mess they have created for themselves.
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if you need a meal for thanksgiving and you live close to dalton georgia come to my house and eat with us
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IF you need a meal for Thanksgiving, most communities have an organization or a church that has a free Thanksgiving dinner.
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Thay is called feed a leech meals. work or just die please.we cant suport yu azz anymore.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1104136

OK, my wife is NOT allowed to work as she is Canadian. I left a retail management career to take care of my grandfather for one year and then he died. My job was gone by then, but then my mother needed help so I left to take care of her for FIVE years and she passed last year. I went homeless because of this and had to quit college (was a speech-language/audiology major but became literally homeless) and could not find work where I was living.

I am a veteran and do not take food stamps or generally ask for handouts and have for years donated time and monies to help many charities and plan to again when we can, but that does not mean we are a leach for wanting a meal on Thanksgiving.

I TRULY HOPE that what has happened to me (and wife) does not EVER happen to you or anyone you love because it feels like the universe is out to get you when no matter where you go and what you do...something goes wrong and rips it apart. If I told you all things that have happened in just one year, you probably wouldn't believe me, but it is amazing that I still have the need, want and desire to help others and find what USED to be my life. Sometimes, I figure I am just seeing things from the other side for a bit as I was VERY fortunate all my life when it came to career, money, education etc.

Perhaps you need to see if from another side before making "assumptions". Anyway, when I get my master's degree (yes, us old almost 40 year olds still try) in Social Work, I will still smile and help everyone I can (especially veterans) regardless of how you may think I am a leech. LOL...a leech.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27897299


One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
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Thanks for telling me "I" made a bad choice which was in 2005-2011 btw. It was 2008 when things got bad in the economy. BTW, who was going to pay the nursing home fees? YES...I was told again and again that the house would be mine, but then found out later that my older brother was put in charge of the estate and he was too SCARED to do anything and let it along with property (on a lake) in another state just go. Even told me I could sleep in the van...these are Television people for you. Anyway, not a bad choice, things were better in 2005 and I was going back to college for a job that was going to pay $65-$80 thousand a year...it was a GREAT choice and great deal until it all fell apart.
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I'm on food stamps. I don't plan on getting off them anytime soon.


With as much as the government interferes with our lives, the LEAST they can do is help support the poorest and sickest.

Believe me, those of you who are against 'entitlements', no one WANTS to be poor, on food stamps.

Sure, some people take advantage of the system. I know a LOT more wealthy, conservative individuals who cheat their taxes where I'm from, then poor individuals mis-using their food stamps/EBT.
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Thay is called feed a leech meals. work or just die please.we cant suport yu azz anymore.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1104136

OK, my wife is NOT allowed to work as she is Canadian. I left a retail management career to take care of my grandfather for one year and then he died. My job was gone by then, but then my mother needed help so I left to take care of her for FIVE years and she passed last year. I went homeless because of this and had to quit college (was a speech-language/audiology major but became literally homeless) and could not find work where I was living.

I am a veteran and do not take food stamps or generally ask for handouts and have for years donated time and monies to help many charities and plan to again when we can, but that does not mean we are a leach for wanting a meal on Thanksgiving.

I TRULY HOPE that what has happened to me (and wife) does not EVER happen to you or anyone you love because it feels like the universe is out to get you when no matter where you go and what you do...something goes wrong and rips it apart. If I told you all things that have happened in just one year, you probably wouldn't believe me, but it is amazing that I still have the need, want and desire to help others and find what USED to be my life. Sometimes, I figure I am just seeing things from the other side for a bit as I was VERY fortunate all my life when it came to career, money, education etc.

Perhaps you need to see if from another side before making "assumptions". Anyway, when I get my master's degree (yes, us old almost 40 year olds still try) in Social Work, I will still smile and help everyone I can (especially veterans) regardless of how you may think I am a leech. LOL...a leech.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27897299


One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123

Thanks for telling me "I" made a bad choice which was in 2005-2011 btw. It was 2008 when things got bad in the economy. BTW, who was going to pay the nursing home fees? YES...I was told again and again that the house would be mine, but then found out later that my older brother was put in charge of the estate and he was too SCARED to do anything and let it along with property (on a lake) in another state just go. Even told me I could sleep in the van...these are Television people for you. Anyway, not a bad choice, things were better in 2005 and I was going back to college for a job that was going to pay $65-$80 thousand a year...it was a GREAT choice and great deal until it all fell apart.
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What you ALSO failed to address by saying I made bad choices is that the person I was taking care of was STILL working and JUST got their doctorate license in psychology one month before they passed. It wasn't supposed to be this way and by now I would have finished my degree in speech-language pahtology/audiology and would probably be working together. SHIT happens and the doctor gave her a script that she was allergic to (had sulfa in it). This is what over the course of 2-3 days KILLED her. Nothing I could do about it as I was NOT the head of the estate although did caregiving for about five years + the year for her father as well.

THINGS...are NOT always what they appear.
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Funny I saw this thread, I actually just renewed my EBT benefits this morning online!

I'd actually like to encourage any of you who were laid off, or unable to find employment, to apply for EBT/food stamps ASAP. Don't be afraid to get help.

It isn't legal for my kids to run a lemonade stand in this country anymore. It isn't legal to collect water in bins and re-use it even in many parts of this country. Each and everyday our rights are being taken away, and more and more are suffering hardships. Don't be afraid to ask for help, from friends, neighbors, or your government.

By the other token, if you want to blame anyone, don't blame the government. The government is just a tool, remember that people. If more big businesses were ethical, government wouldn't need to stick its nose in everyones business.

I'm not for big government OR big business. But in a free market capitalistic society, unfortunately both are needed and encouraged.

If you want REAL social change, start opening up your minds, and looking OUTSIDE of business and government for solutions.


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Disregard the troll, Koffee.
As for the subject at hand, there is no way you can buy a decent Thanksgiving meal on food stamps, unless you don't want to eat the rest of the month. Many organizations are giving out Thanksgiving Baskets, but their criteria to receive them is really getting strict. For example, in my community, the local agency who gives out the majority of the Thanksgiving Baskets, informed all the people receiving them this year, that unless they sign up for Energy Assistance this year, they wil not be eligible for a Thanksgiving Basket next year. In my community, all the slots for an appointment for Energy Assistance were filled within a few days, no more appointments are being taken. If you didn't get a "ticket" for an appointment within 2 days of them taking appointments, you cannot get one.
I know of several people who's food stamps have been drastically cut, even though their income has not changed. It is going to get worse out there, as people will start to get more desperate.
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some food stamps sure would have helped me.
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More Americans will use food stamps to buy their Thanksgiving dinner this year than ever before, according to a new report from the nonprofit government watchdog group The Sunlight Foundation.

The Food Stamp Challenge, which challenges higher-income families to live as if they are on food stamps, estimates that a person on food stamps has a budget of about $1.25 per meal. In other words, a family on food stamps must buy an entire meal per person for less than the cost of an average cup of coffee.

This Thanksgiving, 42.2 million Americans will be on food stamps, according to the Economic Policy Institute. This is roughly the size of the populations of California and Connecticut combined.


Read more here:

[link to www.usnews.com]
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So sad.
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After my parents divorce, my father remarried a woman who had 4 children.

Add that to the five of us we were one big family of ten!
We always had financial struggles, but all ten of us always had plenty at Thanksgiving.

My stepmother learned many ways of stretching food and making inexpensive, yet, nutritional meals.

We always had a 22-24 lb. Butterball turkey, cooked in a small apartment size electric oven.

All 4 of us girls would help my stepmom make the bread stuffing.

We did get free powdered milk, blocks of cheese and canned peanut butter from a food bank, but that's about it.

Our juice was always watered down and our milk was extended by using the powdered stuff.

She knew how to make 1001 recipes using hamburger.

Hot dogs and baloney sandwiches were eaten frequently.

I know food prices have risen and product packaging has shrunk, but I still think we can still eat healthy without having to spend too much.

The last five years of my husband's life were hard on us.
We did go on food stamps during that time. I hated it!

Mainly because there was too much paper work and follow-up that needed to be done every 3 months. They needed to know everything about you.

The first thing I did after my husband passed on, was stop the food stamps. I do not like to rely on the government for anything.

It has still been a struggle, but with God's help, I'm surviving.

Our government has become a givernment.
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Thay is called feed a leech meals. work or just die please.we cant suport yu azz anymore.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1104136

OK, my wife is NOT allowed to work as she is Canadian. I left a retail management career to take care of my grandfather for one year and then he died. My job was gone by then, but then my mother needed help so I left to take care of her for FIVE years and she passed last year. I went homeless because of this and had to quit college (was a speech-language/audiology major but became literally homeless) and could not find work where I was living.

I am a veteran and do not take food stamps or generally ask for handouts and have for years donated time and monies to help many charities and plan to again when we can, but that does not mean we are a leach for wanting a meal on Thanksgiving.

I TRULY HOPE that what has happened to me (and wife) does not EVER happen to you or anyone you love because it feels like the universe is out to get you when no matter where you go and what you do...something goes wrong and rips it apart. If I told you all things that have happened in just one year, you probably wouldn't believe me, but it is amazing that I still have the need, want and desire to help others and find what USED to be my life. Sometimes, I figure I am just seeing things from the other side for a bit as I was VERY fortunate all my life when it came to career, money, education etc.

Perhaps you need to see if from another side before making "assumptions". Anyway, when I get my master's degree (yes, us old almost 40 year olds still try) in Social Work, I will still smile and help everyone I can (especially veterans) regardless of how you may think I am a leech. LOL...a leech.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27897299


One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123

Thanks for telling me "I" made a bad choice which was in 2005-2011 btw. It was 2008 when things got bad in the economy. BTW, who was going to pay the nursing home fees? YES...I was told again and again that the house would be mine, but then found out later that my older brother was put in charge of the estate and he was too SCARED to do anything and let it along with property (on a lake) in another state just go. Even told me I could sleep in the van...these are Television people for you. Anyway, not a bad choice, things were better in 2005 and I was going back to college for a job that was going to pay $65-$80 thousand a year...it was a GREAT choice and great deal until it all fell apart.
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Sorry about that. I see you made the best choice you could at the time and things went south. It is just today that people are going to have a hard time trying to care for the elderly given these economic times. I also get upset when the elderly expect people to just drop everything and give no thought about how it is going to affect the caregiver. I see this so many times. I really do hope you get back on your feet.
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IF you need a meal for Thanksgiving, most communities have an organization or a church that has a free Thanksgiving dinner.
 Quoting: tiger1


Thay is called feed a leech meals. work or just die please.we cant suport yu azz anymore.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1104136

OK, my wife is NOT allowed to work as she is Canadian. I left a retail management career to take care of my grandfather for one year and then he died. My job was gone by then, but then my mother needed help so I left to take care of her for FIVE years and she passed last year. I went homeless because of this and had to quit college (was a speech-language/audiology major but became literally homeless) and could not find work where I was living.

I am a veteran and do not take food stamps or generally ask for handouts and have for years donated time and monies to help many charities and plan to again when we can, but that does not mean we are a leach for wanting a meal on Thanksgiving.

I TRULY HOPE that what has happened to me (and wife) does not EVER happen to you or anyone you love because it feels like the universe is out to get you when no matter where you go and what you do...something goes wrong and rips it apart. If I told you all things that have happened in just one year, you probably wouldn't believe me, but it is amazing that I still have the need, want and desire to help others and find what USED to be my life. Sometimes, I figure I am just seeing things from the other side for a bit as I was VERY fortunate all my life when it came to career, money, education etc.

Perhaps you need to see if from another side before making "assumptions". Anyway, when I get my master's degree (yes, us old almost 40 year olds still try) in Social Work, I will still smile and help everyone I can (especially veterans) regardless of how you may think I am a leech. LOL...a leech.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27897299


One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


Yes, bad choice or lack of information. Get rid of anything they own (sign it over); then medicaid will pay for their care in a home.
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Thay is called feed a leech meals. work or just die please.we cant suport yu azz anymore.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1104136

OK, my wife is NOT allowed to work as she is Canadian. I left a retail management career to take care of my grandfather for one year and then he died. My job was gone by then, but then my mother needed help so I left to take care of her for FIVE years and she passed last year. I went homeless because of this and had to quit college (was a speech-language/audiology major but became literally homeless) and could not find work where I was living.

I am a veteran and do not take food stamps or generally ask for handouts and have for years donated time and monies to help many charities and plan to again when we can, but that does not mean we are a leach for wanting a meal on Thanksgiving.

I TRULY HOPE that what has happened to me (and wife) does not EVER happen to you or anyone you love because it feels like the universe is out to get you when no matter where you go and what you do...something goes wrong and rips it apart. If I told you all things that have happened in just one year, you probably wouldn't believe me, but it is amazing that I still have the need, want and desire to help others and find what USED to be my life. Sometimes, I figure I am just seeing things from the other side for a bit as I was VERY fortunate all my life when it came to career, money, education etc.

Perhaps you need to see if from another side before making "assumptions". Anyway, when I get my master's degree (yes, us old almost 40 year olds still try) in Social Work, I will still smile and help everyone I can (especially veterans) regardless of how you may think I am a leech. LOL...a leech.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27897299


One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123


Yes, bad choice or lack of information. Get rid of anything they own (sign it over); then medicaid will pay for their care in a home.
 Quoting: Renegade (Me too)


Yes, I hear they can't own anything then they can get help.
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Thay is called feed a leech meals. work or just die please.we cant suport yu azz anymore.
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OK, my wife is NOT allowed to work as she is Canadian. I left a retail management career to take care of my grandfather for one year and then he died. My job was gone by then, but then my mother needed help so I left to take care of her for FIVE years and she passed last year. I went homeless because of this and had to quit college (was a speech-language/audiology major but became literally homeless) and could not find work where I was living.

I am a veteran and do not take food stamps or generally ask for handouts and have for years donated time and monies to help many charities and plan to again when we can, but that does not mean we are a leach for wanting a meal on Thanksgiving.

I TRULY HOPE that what has happened to me (and wife) does not EVER happen to you or anyone you love because it feels like the universe is out to get you when no matter where you go and what you do...something goes wrong and rips it apart. If I told you all things that have happened in just one year, you probably wouldn't believe me, but it is amazing that I still have the need, want and desire to help others and find what USED to be my life. Sometimes, I figure I am just seeing things from the other side for a bit as I was VERY fortunate all my life when it came to career, money, education etc.

Perhaps you need to see if from another side before making "assumptions". Anyway, when I get my master's degree (yes, us old almost 40 year olds still try) in Social Work, I will still smile and help everyone I can (especially veterans) regardless of how you may think I am a leech. LOL...a leech.
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One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123

Thanks for telling me "I" made a bad choice which was in 2005-2011 btw. It was 2008 when things got bad in the economy. BTW, who was going to pay the nursing home fees? YES...I was told again and again that the house would be mine, but then found out later that my older brother was put in charge of the estate and he was too SCARED to do anything and let it along with property (on a lake) in another state just go. Even told me I could sleep in the van...these are Television people for you. Anyway, not a bad choice, things were better in 2005 and I was going back to college for a job that was going to pay $65-$80 thousand a year...it was a GREAT choice and great deal until it all fell apart.
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No, it was not a good choice. Admit your mistakes. Do your research.
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I'm on food stamps. I don't plan on getting off them anytime soon.


With as much as the government interferes with our lives, the LEAST they can do is help support the poorest and sickest.

Believe me, those of you who are against 'entitlements', no one WANTS to be poor, on food stamps.

Sure, some people take advantage of the system. I know a LOT more wealthy, conservative individuals who cheat their taxes where I'm from, then poor individuals mis-using their food stamps/EBT.
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And just how does the government interfere in your life, dear?
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OK, my wife is NOT allowed to work as she is Canadian. I left a retail management career to take care of my grandfather for one year and then he died. My job was gone by then, but then my mother needed help so I left to take care of her for FIVE years and she passed last year. I went homeless because of this and had to quit college (was a speech-language/audiology major but became literally homeless) and could not find work where I was living.

I am a veteran and do not take food stamps or generally ask for handouts and have for years donated time and monies to help many charities and plan to again when we can, but that does not mean we are a leach for wanting a meal on Thanksgiving.

I TRULY HOPE that what has happened to me (and wife) does not EVER happen to you or anyone you love because it feels like the universe is out to get you when no matter where you go and what you do...something goes wrong and rips it apart. If I told you all things that have happened in just one year, you probably wouldn't believe me, but it is amazing that I still have the need, want and desire to help others and find what USED to be my life. Sometimes, I figure I am just seeing things from the other side for a bit as I was VERY fortunate all my life when it came to career, money, education etc.

Perhaps you need to see if from another side before making "assumptions". Anyway, when I get my master's degree (yes, us old almost 40 year olds still try) in Social Work, I will still smile and help everyone I can (especially veterans) regardless of how you may think I am a leech. LOL...a leech.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27897299


One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123

Thanks for telling me "I" made a bad choice which was in 2005-2011 btw. It was 2008 when things got bad in the economy. BTW, who was going to pay the nursing home fees? YES...I was told again and again that the house would be mine, but then found out later that my older brother was put in charge of the estate and he was too SCARED to do anything and let it along with property (on a lake) in another state just go. Even told me I could sleep in the van...these are Television people for you. Anyway, not a bad choice, things were better in 2005 and I was going back to college for a job that was going to pay $65-$80 thousand a year...it was a GREAT choice and great deal until it all fell apart.
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What you ALSO failed to address by saying I made bad choices is that the person I was taking care of was STILL working and JUST got their doctorate license in psychology one month before they passed. It wasn't supposed to be this way and by now I would have finished my degree in speech-language pahtology/audiology and would probably be working together. SHIT happens and the doctor gave her a script that she was allergic to (had sulfa in it). This is what over the course of 2-3 days KILLED her. Nothing I could do about it as I was NOT the head of the estate although did caregiving for about five years + the year for her father as well.

THINGS...are NOT always what they appear.
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Yes, that is true but you didn't give enough info. But let this be a lesson to people to not quit their jobs or education to take care of someone. Especially these days unless you are getting paid very well or are in charge of their estate. Better for them to get rid of everything they own so the state will take care of them and family/friends can come and visit them.
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OK, my wife is NOT allowed to work as she is Canadian. I left a retail management career to take care of my grandfather for one year and then he died. My job was gone by then, but then my mother needed help so I left to take care of her for FIVE years and she passed last year. I went homeless because of this and had to quit college (was a speech-language/audiology major but became literally homeless) and could not find work where I was living.

I am a veteran and do not take food stamps or generally ask for handouts and have for years donated time and monies to help many charities and plan to again when we can, but that does not mean we are a leach for wanting a meal on Thanksgiving.

I TRULY HOPE that what has happened to me (and wife) does not EVER happen to you or anyone you love because it feels like the universe is out to get you when no matter where you go and what you do...something goes wrong and rips it apart. If I told you all things that have happened in just one year, you probably wouldn't believe me, but it is amazing that I still have the need, want and desire to help others and find what USED to be my life. Sometimes, I figure I am just seeing things from the other side for a bit as I was VERY fortunate all my life when it came to career, money, education etc.

Perhaps you need to see if from another side before making "assumptions". Anyway, when I get my master's degree (yes, us old almost 40 year olds still try) in Social Work, I will still smile and help everyone I can (especially veterans) regardless of how you may think I am a leech. LOL...a leech.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27897299


One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123

Thanks for telling me "I" made a bad choice which was in 2005-2011 btw. It was 2008 when things got bad in the economy. BTW, who was going to pay the nursing home fees? YES...I was told again and again that the house would be mine, but then found out later that my older brother was put in charge of the estate and he was too SCARED to do anything and let it along with property (on a lake) in another state just go. Even told me I could sleep in the van...these are Television people for you. Anyway, not a bad choice, things were better in 2005 and I was going back to college for a job that was going to pay $65-$80 thousand a year...it was a GREAT choice and great deal until it all fell apart.
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No, it was not a good choice. Admit your mistakes. Do your research.
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I see one of the bad choices was that the poster was not in charge of the estate. That should have been signed over to him if he was going to take care of her or at least something should have been added to the will right away. Too many things can happen when others are in charge.
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I* luvs me some ebt card.
Go fuck you self if you being a hater.

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yes that's what im talking about
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One thing people can't do anymore is to quit jobs to take care of the elderly or anyone. That is a death sentence to caregivers themselves. Better to put them in a nursing home and visit them everyday. Then you can work, they get cared for and you can visit to make sure they get cared for. Everyone wins. You made a bad choice in this economy but hopefully things will get better for you. I think I would have taken care of someone if they put me in their will and made sure I was left with something to get me back on my feet after they died.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1550123

Thanks for telling me "I" made a bad choice which was in 2005-2011 btw. It was 2008 when things got bad in the economy. BTW, who was going to pay the nursing home fees? YES...I was told again and again that the house would be mine, but then found out later that my older brother was put in charge of the estate and he was too SCARED to do anything and let it along with property (on a lake) in another state just go. Even told me I could sleep in the van...these are Television people for you. Anyway, not a bad choice, things were better in 2005 and I was going back to college for a job that was going to pay $65-$80 thousand a year...it was a GREAT choice and great deal until it all fell apart.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27897299


No, it was not a good choice. Admit your mistakes. Do your research.
 Quoting: Renegade (Me too)


I see one of the bad choices was that the poster was not in charge of the estate. That should have been signed over to him if he was going to take care of her or at least something should have been added to the will right away. Too many things can happen when others are in charge.
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That amond other things.
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