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Three years ago, one of my college roommate of his girlfriend became pregnant. He went to school for photojournalism at the time, and has also been paid (low), publisher of the directory of colleges, and has been used in a cafe, and a collection of Army hello / distribution center. She decided she wanted to keep the child, and (courtesy of me and the roommates), she moved into the house with us for several months before the two had in their own apartment and after separate pregnancy, my (ex-) roommate a second job at a gas station near the school and the concert publisher, and its graduates have started to freelance for local newspapers, in addition to photography marriage. After a stay at home with her child for a month or two, his girlfriend once more began to move in the cafeteria, as well as courses in a local school of cosmetology (perhaps she had done a already of course, especially this one – I’m not quite clear on this song). She recently got, and I think they are now used in another salon. On Halloween, the two were married, and a week ago, they moved into the small house they ┬áright, how the two of them are financially independent (though of course still pay a mortgage and student loans). However, most of all that I understand they are a government financial assistance in the form of food stamps and WIC, if not on other programs. So my question is: Is it acceptable that the money will be used by taxpayers to help people like them, or are people who are unworthy of aid made a mistake at some

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    Andrew
    May 1, 2011 at 1:17 am

    My view.

    At least they didn’t view it as a crutch and a way to get free stuff. I don’t mind taxpayer money going to people who are working really hard but need it to help get by. It’s the people who abuse it that are the problem.

    I’m assuming that they are no longer on those programs though.

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    Jason K
    May 1, 2011 at 1:40 am

    Your friends sound a lot like my parents.

    And while I won’t use the word “deserve” for the ire it draws from the other side of the aisle; I say “yes”, that is a wise way to spend taxpayer money. Helping good people get on their feet so they can raise their families and help others.

    That’s precisely what social programs did for my parents in the early 80s and for your friends and countless others across the country today.

    Do people abuse that system? Yes, but such behavior is rare and scorned.

    Should we throw the babies out with the proverbial bathwater? I say, most emphatically, “No”.

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    Mike
    May 1, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Yes. Under our current system it is allowed. It really is no different from those that take the child deduction on their taxes. I mean really, make a baby and somehow you earn a tax credit. Might as well give credits for owners of pets.

    If you can’t afford to have/raise children, then don’t have them.

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    Lag Indicator
    May 1, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Considering the high cost of living and how much the bankers make off student loans and mortgages it’s OK with me if the government throws a few crumbs like food stamps and WIC to “the little people”. The working class is being systematically bled dry anyway, so eventually government “help” will be the norm.

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    picador
    May 1, 2011 at 3:44 am

    However feckless the parents may be, it is a brutal nation that will allow children to starve to death in the street. If a nation is to pride itself on being humane, it is necessarily held hostage to its citizens’ irresponsibility.

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