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  •  I too went thru a period (while I was waiting (2+ / 0-)

    for SSDisability) when I was on foodstamps,Medicaid, & Welfare when I was embarrassed, but a friend told me there was nothing wrong. I had paid into these programs fron teh time of my 1st job (at 16) & was entitled to teh help. Like others have said , it makes you look differently at those less fortunate than you. I try to give back what I can afford to those that need help like teh earthquake victims of Haiti & Peru & to those politicians & groups that work for teh people not corporations & themselves. Unlike teh following:                                                                                                      

    My Momma raised crazy children not stupid ones.

    by wolfie1818 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 at 10:56:01 PM PDT

    •  Exactly - it's there for when people need them (1+ / 0-)
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      Don't let the few people who abuse the system make you embarrassed. (There are people out there wearing suits and driving nice cars who have found a way to get something for nothing.)

      These sorts of programs are why I pay taxes, not to "Keep the 'Free Market' going" through corporate subsidies or deals on sports stadiums. It is wrong to let people suffer in a society with so many resources. And I can even say it's for a selfish reason. It ruins my day to know there are people homeless and/or starving. I want everyone to have a basic standard of living so I can have less stress!

      PROlong LIFE with affordable & effective Health Care for all.

      by Belle Ame on Thu Mar 25, 2010 at 08:29:46 AM PDT

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