Okay, I'm not trying to be heartless but....
If you are here illegally, meaning you are undocumented and not a citizen:
The new healthcare act doesn’t apply to you. You are not a citizen.
The state and federal constitutions do not apply to you. YOU HAVE NO CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. You are not a citizen.
You should not be able to get financial aid that so many citizens need. I need financial aid, as so many other students my age do and I will be damned if you get to go to school before I do because you are here illegally and presumably not white so therefore you have priority. You are not a citizen.
You should not be able to get food stamps that so many hungry american families miss out on because of not only other undocumented people but because of the fraud. You are not a citizen.
You shouldn’t collect social security, disability, or have medicaid. You are not a citizen.
You haven’t paid taxes in to these programs, and you are not entitled to anything. Nothing. Not shit.
Honestly, I look down upon you if you come to this country and expect a free ride.
However, you can become a legal, upstanding, tax paying (even though they’re fucking ridiculous, pay them) citizen. In this case everything applies to you if you should ever need it. You still aren’t entitled to anything, none of us are (despite the general consensus in America lately). Work, pay taxes, help your neighbors. And if you should ever need help, it’ll be there.
Michigan to proceed with welfare cuts....
Welfare cuts are back on after U.S. District Judge Paul Borman ruled late Friday that the new notices sent out this week by the Michigan Department of Human Services provided enough warning and information to 11,162 families scheduled to lose their cash assistance benefits this month…..
The 11,162 families represent about 40,000 people, two-thirds of whom are teenagers and children. The families had been receiving benefits for at least 48 months, and some had been getting benefits for as long as 10 years.
I honestly believe
people have a misconception about people and welfare. People are always talking crap saying people who are on welfare sit on their asses all day, are crack heads, and don’t work.
Well what about my family? What about the hours that Matt puts in every day. What about the culinary degree he worked so hard for and can’t support a family with, without some help? What about me? Busting my ass at school so I can bring in a nice chunk of money so Matt won’t have to feel like a failure? What about us, what about 80% of the other people on welfare?
Yeah some people are abusing it, but not everyone. Whenever you have something to offer, someone will take advantage of it, but it shouldn’t ruin it for everyone? I can’t wait to become a nurse so I can proudly mark the tax box to get money taken out so I can help people that are in a position I was once in. I will never belittle someone for getting help when they need it. I would look down upon someone who didn’t feed their child or bring them to the doctors, I would be proud of someone who did what they had to to make sure their child was happy and healthy.
There is no shame in that. And besides 90% of the people who talk crap to or down upon someone who gets assistance from the state/government, only DON’T because they have someone else supporting them. If everyone had their parents or grandparents supporting them and paying for everything, no one would need help. Not everyone is as fortunate.
How A 100% Plant-Based Diet is Affordable to Everyone!
I am constantly hearing people spread the nonsense that vegan food is more expensive than omni food, and that some people just can’t afford it.
I have struggled to get on my feet financially for years. There have been times when I would not have eaten if it were not for collecting foodstamps. When I first struck out on my own, $160 per month was the most a single person with no children could receive in food aid. That means just $5.33 per day! I had to learn how to make a little go a long way.
Being broke often means making compromises about your food, but those compromises do not need to mean including animal products. If you plan your budget well, you can build up your pantry and refrigerator, little by little, and stay full, healthy, and happy in the meantime.
Poor Vegans’ Staples:
1. Spinach. With everything.
2. Beans, cooked at home.
3. Brown rice and quinoa.
4. Whole grain pasta.
7. Tortillas, Pitas, or Whole grain bread.
8. Carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumbers, onions, garlic, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, or whatever veggies are cheapest.
9. Canned pineapple (in 100% juice), frozen berries, apples, dried fruit, or whatever fruits are cheapest.
10. Avocados, when under $1 at the store.
11. Peanut and almond butter.
12. Nutritional yeast from the bulk bins.
13. Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the bulk bins, or bribe your friends with a Costco card to get you a gallon there.
14. Extras, as available; especially flax products, nuts, seeds, beverages such as green tea, supplements such as probiotics, spices and flavorings, etc.
- Don’t waste a damn thing. Scan your fridge daily for anything that’s going bad soon, and eat that first. Use the ends and bits of your veggies and fruits to make broth. Freeze old bananas for banana bread later. Make croutons out of stale bread.
- Invest in a couple of cheap vegan cookzines, such as ‘The Frugal Vegan’s Harvest and Holiday Survival Guide,’ by Lisa Van den Boomen.
- Keep your eyes on your local thrift stores and craigslist ads for used time- and energy- saving tools such as a bread maker, blender, crock pot, or rice cooker.
- Check out local ‘ethnic’ markets. The carniceria around the corner probably has bulk pinto beans for half the price of the super market. The Middle Eastern market might have super cheap dried fruit. If it’s close enough to be convenient, it might save you a lot of money over time.
- If you’re able to, make a trip once a month to a grocery store with low-priced bulk bins so you can stock up on dried staples. (Winco in CA.)
What do you do to stay vegan when your budget’s tight?
It’s good to hear that Missouri is one of the first states that will start testing those who receive unemployment benefits. If those of us that are hard working/employed have to take a drug test to work for the money that pays for those who are unemployed, those people should be drug tested before they get that money. I’m not racist by any means, but I work at a store where all we deal with is people with EBT and unemployment cards, and all it’s nothing but a bunch of black people coming in and buying $20-30 worth of junk food on their EBT cards, then they whip out a $100 bill and pay for cigarettes/cigars/alcohol/gas…. Fucking pisses me off to no end… Every day I work there is a test of my patience.