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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2012, 06:43:51 PM »
I ran across a similar situation to the one you describe, in my town, AllosaursRus
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2012, 07:17:00 PM »
Someone might have touched on this already (haven't read the whole thread yet...)

But if her husband just died, and she has three kids... who is watching her kids while she begs for money?

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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2012, 07:17:56 PM »
Someone might have touched on this already (haven't read the whole thread yet...)

But if her husband just died, and she has three kids... who is watching her kids while she begs for money?


Yes, it was covered, but still, a nice point to reiterate.
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2012, 07:49:17 PM »
Impossible I say! Nobody could be that hard up during this booming Obama economy...it just ain't so.


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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2012, 12:54:34 PM »
Someone might have touched on this already (haven't read the whole thread yet...)

But if her husband just died, and she has three kids... who is watching her kids while she begs for money?



The gov't probably pays for her kids to be in daycare.  I pay $190 a week for my kids to be in daycare so I can support these assholes that get to have the same daycare services provided at my daycare while they work part time jobs doing nothing.  Really ticks me off.   :argh:






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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2012, 01:19:08 PM »
Actually, she could use that 5 bucks for something else. 3 kids and no income should get her about 660 bucks in food stamps--more then enough to feed a family of 4 and then some. While I feel for this lady, it seems like a waste of resources ie time for her to be standing on a street corner begging when time is of the essence to get her life back in order for her kids. Her time would be better served contacting local area churches and talking to the pastor(s) regarding her situation. Of course, I'm very skeptical of panhandlers.

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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2012, 02:02:11 PM »
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2012, 02:57:33 PM »
The gov't probably pays for her kids to be in daycare.  I pay $190 a week for my kids to be in daycare so I can support these assholes that get to have the same daycare services provided at my daycare while they work part time jobs doing nothing.  Really ticks me off.   :argh:

You & I both!  We pay $191 a week for one kid.
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2012, 03:27:05 PM »
You & I both!  We pay $191 a week for one kid.


Wasn't daycare covered under section 125, (still?).

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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2012, 04:12:34 PM »
You & I both!  We pay $191 a week for one kid.

We're at $183 a week.
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2012, 04:31:04 PM »
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2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2012, 04:38:29 PM »
something about using that word makes me think the story is not real  :whistling:
I believe neither the DUmmie nor the fictional panhandler.

If a DUmmie did manage to scrape together $5 it would go to some drug or another. No doubt, blowing all that $5 on whatever drugs it will buy tore into what was left of the DUmmie's conscience and she invented the story on the spot.

Or she was the panhandler and just reversed the story and then blew the $5 on whatever drugs $5 buys.

The DUmmie as fictional panhandler rings truer than any other lie the DUmmies tell.
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2012, 07:48:13 PM »

Wasn't daycare covered under section 125, (still?).

It's "free" (or at least reduced) for the low income families.
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2012, 07:58:26 PM »
It's "free" (or at least reduced) for the low income families.


I meant about having money taken out of a paycheck before taxes, like we can do for medical bills. 

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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2012, 08:09:03 PM »

I meant about having money taken out of a paycheck before taxes, like we can do for medical bills. 

I'm not sure.  We do get a certain amount of money back at the end of the year.  But it doesn't compare to the price we pay every year.
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2012, 08:46:28 PM »
The gov't probably pays for her kids to be in daycare.  I pay $190 a week for my kids to be in daycare so I can support these assholes that get to have the same daycare services provided at my daycare while they work part time jobs doing nothing.  Really ticks me off.   :argh:
lol this reminds me of last year. here in MN we had a 2 week govt shutdown. there was one daycare center who had 24 kids subsidized by the state. hey lost out on 4000/wk. one mom was complaining because during the shutdown she actually had to pay 280/wk for her preschoolers to go to daycare.

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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2012, 10:05:45 PM »
lol this reminds me of last year. here in MN we had a 2 week govt shutdown. there was one daycare center who had 24 kids subsidized by the state. hey lost out on 4000/wk. one mom was complaining because during the shutdown she actually had to pay 280/wk for her preschoolers to go to daycare.

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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2012, 04:11:36 AM »

I meant about having money taken out of a paycheck before taxes, like we can do for medical bills. 

We have that in NY--a top limit of $5000 is taken out, over the year, and put into a special account that I can draw from, tax-free, and pay for The Heiress' day care.  That is just over half of her total bill for the year.
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2012, 06:12:11 AM »
lol this reminds me of last year. here in MN we had a 2 week govt shutdown. there was one daycare center who had 24 kids subsidized by the state. hey lost out on 4000/wk. one mom was complaining because during the shutdown she actually had to pay 280/wk for her preschoolers to go to daycare.

It was a couple of years ago now but there was an article about 2 sistahs that made a government subsidized living providing daycare for each others kids. :mad:
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Re: A heartbreaking scene at lunch
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2012, 02:08:44 PM »
We have that in NY--a top limit of $5000 is taken out, over the year, and put into a special account that I can draw from, tax-free, and pay for The Heiress' day care.  That is just over half of her total bill for the year.

Yeah...it's just like the medical Flex plan. I enrolled in that my last two years at my old job and LOVED it.
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