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  •  What they really love is a confusing morass (1+ / 0-)
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    DaleA

    of "Tiers" and hassles and delays moving from one to another, not getting steady checks.

    Holding on desperately, paying one more months rent and wiping out savings...praying that a doofus like the Senator will give them one more filing extension to allow them to jump the next tier...

    and realizing they would have done better to give up the car or appartment.

    In a way, it's liberating to exhaust benefits and know there's no way another tier is comming, because you can actually plan your course of action.

    The hair-tearing "Will this be approved...will that pass..." stress can be pretty intense.

    •  I'm sorry, but it's not liberating (5+ / 0-)

      In a way, it's liberating to exhaust benefits and know there's no way another tier is comming, because you can actually plan your course of action.

      I exhausted all benefits in April.  Not being able to find a job, facing foreclosure, having shutoff notices on all the utilities is not liberating.  

      I'd like Senator Dumbass to walk a mile in my shoes before he starts mouthing off about enough is enough.  

      •  Oh, I exhausted mine at the end of March (1+ / 0-)
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        DaleA

        And , this time (the third, not counting stuff like moving from 4th to 5th tier, which was stress free and didn't involve a large gap) was substantially less stressfull than the last three.

        There's no more "But if I get the extension than I will have wished I'd kept my apartment...but if I don't get it then I'll have give it up for nothing".

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