The Real Truth About People On Disability And Food Stamps

(I like the 6:57 point where it compares what the country spends on war vs how little goes toward assistance for the poor. Less than 10% taxes used on needy families vs over 700 billion on war.)

Even if you are not on disability or food stamps…This video offers an enlightened view of those of us who are.

Am I going to claim everyone on disability is actually deserving? Nope. I have watched my whole life when slackers claiming injuries collect disability, all the while doing everything they claim they can’t do at a job. I have watched people get disability pay and spend it all on partying.

Same for food stamps. *Some* people do work the system and it is wrong and maddening.

It is unfair and cruel to lump ALL recipients into this category. Do you know our personal situation? Do you know us personally?

The fact is, I NEVER wanted to be on disability or food stamps. All my life my father criticized people who were, calling it “nitwit pensions” and “free food day”. I was stigmatized out of the gate. To end up here, knowing what my own father thinks…It was a fall from grace.

But it was a fall with legitimate medical causes. I AM disabled. The one thing employers want is stability and I can’t even predict what my mind state will be two hours from now. I can’t offer that level of stability, never could. I  have seen multiple doctors who all agree. So while some might view a disability check as “the gravy train”…I can assure you, it’s not. You feel lousy about yourself. When you fail to recover time and again and become what is demanded of you…You lose faith in yourself. That “free money” comes with a cost of its own. Many of us have zero choice, though. Seriously, living on the street or collecting disability multiple sources say you are legitimately eligible for. What would YOU do? Especially with a child(ren).

I never used to be self conscious about using a Link card (food stamp). Then the donor came along and worked at a convenience store and he would come home day after day bitching about what people spent their benefits on. Looking down on anyone who received Link. Calling them derogatory needs.   Sure, some abuse the system.Some waste it on crap food. Not all of us do.

Now every time I buy food using my card, I look around, waiting for some idget to judge me for having a bag of chips in the cart. It’s not right. People should mind their own business, yet as that video shows…They don’t.

It pisses me off.

Point being…Don’t judge unless you know the circumstances. (And for fuck’s sake, if you are gonna be an asshole like the woman above, don’t do it in front of someone’s kids, you’re a monster!) Give us the benefit of the doubt.

And know that harsh as you may judge us…We judge ourselves much harsher. We are trying. That is all anyone can do.

For anyone this post offends…I’ll take a job any time. IF you can follow the Americans with Disability Act and provide me with mental health days, mental breakdown days, paranoid anxiety days, and an inability to leave the house and deal with crowds job. If not…

I may be on disability and food stamps but at the end of the day..I am a decent person.

If you’re too busy being judgmental and superior…You’re not a good person.

 

 

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11 Responses to “The Real Truth About People On Disability And Food Stamps”

  1. There’s no good way to put these judgemental, superior-feeling ass holes in their place. I have a job, but if my wife didn’t we would definitely be on assistance because we would need it or lose our house. Maybe if they lost their job and couldn’t shmooze or lie their way into another one, had bill collectors calling, the power company and phone company shutting them off in the middle of winter, their car break down or get repossessed, then they’d know what the fuck it feels like. But instead I got advice from a pious, rich church guy who said he “could” take care of our expenses for a month or two so I could get a better job, told me to abandon my family and my home life and my joy in sleeping a few hours every night, and get another job on top of the full-time job until I was out of debt. Fucker. Jerk. And then sent us to someone else, who prayed for us. And they all did nothing to help. Hypocrites.

  2. They’ve successfully gutted ANFC and TANF. Food stamps and disability barely cover subsistence. Social Security’s on the chopping block. I guess that’s not enough for these people.

  3. I would give anything to work. I’m waiting on disability and I constantly call it unemployment by accident. Because I want to work!!!!

    I think it’s a damn shame that your family would treat you like that

    • Think I established what assholes my family are when they refused me a loaner vehicle while I get mine fixed yet asshole R offered his up.
      The work thing is driving me nuts. I want my self confidence back but I can’t seem to get well even a couple of months under this doctor’s care and everything overwhelms me…If I had pretty feet I’d do foot porn on line just to escape this “lazy” label that comes with disability and food stamps. So sick of it.

      • foot porn!! awesome.

      • holy crap, if foot porn (eww) is a thing, maybe you could be a pimp or something and just recruit people at the beach or wearing sandals. is that even legal online? “no, no, it isn’t that. all you do is photograph and make movies of your feet. Wearing shoes, wearing socks, or bare, whatever.”

      • I’ve long heard of foot fetishists but never looked into foot porn on the net. Mainly it’s a joke from an episode of King Of The Hill where Peggy got fooled into sloshing around barefoot in creamed corn while some pervert photographed it…and she had no clue she was doing porn. Still funny all these years later.

  4. Reblogged this on The Bipolar Compass and commented:
    My fellow tribe members…Morgue beautifully articulates EXACTLY the point I was getting at in my last post. Fuck the freeloaders but judge not lest you be judged. Everyone has a story and everyone needs help every once in a while. Moral of the story…don’t be a dick!

  5. Well put ❤

  6. Printing the banners now
    As ever, much respect and all the rest of the relevant words to show the appropriate reaction

    PS: I really need to work on the compliment thing because that plain sucked!

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