Originally Posted by sea manup
Originally Posted by Boris
Originally Posted by friscostylez
Im curious but have you never heard of people working, going to school and raising kids? I know its difficult but time management and being strategic are the keys.
There are 168 hours in a week. Im the type that is active about solving my problems rather than complaining and hoping for a hand out.
You're assuming he makes enough to both raise his family and go to school. It says he's been working in the fast-food industry for two decades, so it doesn't sound like he's sitting around asking for a handout. He should just shut his mouth and not highlight the issues within the U.S.?
not being able to support yourself and 3 kids from working fastfood is not an issue within the U.S. its an issue any where in the world caused by poor personal planning. if you dig your self that deep of a grave you shouldnt expect the government to help you out
Exactly. I assume stories like this are meant to appeal to people like me, someone who's on the fence about this subject. But stories like this or the lady who was working 20 hours per week don't garner any sympathy from me.
By definition, irresponsible people are going to be irresponsible regardless. There are always going to be people who spend more than they should. You can't change that. Even if everyone was born under the same conditions, some people will make smart decisions and some people will make dumb ones. You can't stop someone from making dumb financial decisions or being lazy. Financially irresponsible people will always exist and will always not have enough money by definition of who they are.
I need to hear a story about someone who's actually doing everything right. The problem is that a lot of us grew up with parents who made minimum wage and we all got by just fine. If someone is making smart decisions and working hard, and still can't feed themselves or is homeless, those are the type of stories that they need to publish. Not stuff like this.