i’m making my wife nervous with all of this money talk (specifically our money), but i love the dialogue and the chance to think through the issues. but for her case i’ll try to keep this brief.
read this first if you’re a little lost.
thanks to all who responded, i’m not offended by it. i don’t mind the questioning. be afraid of people who are.
as to the issue of “if you could live with out the help you’re getting now, then why don’t you? isn’t that stealing?”
first, i didn’t make it clear in my last post, but we could still live within our means if either we didn’t receive free housing from the church or we didn’t receive government assistance. but not if both were suddenly gone.
secondly, i don’t consider it stealing, since according to the government we still qualify for the aid. now if we were under-reporting our income sources just so that we could continue receiving benefits, then that would be wrong (and i’m sure there are people who do that). but for whatever reasons our government deems it well within reason for us to receive the aid we’re being given. if you have a problem with the guidelines/limits that they put forth, i suggest you take it up with your state legislators.
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