Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:21 PM
jonesgirl (157 posts)
I resent Romney's thought process and his attack on 47% of Americans.
I had to use our government food stamp program after the tragic death of my husband in 1998. I had little money, had 2 babies to take care of, a house payment, car payment, food, diapers etc. I held on for several months of making these payments by selling off personal items. In addition, nobody would hire me because I had 2 babies...employers were concerned that I would call off work a lot (they had no problem telling me this either). Food was in short supply. It was sink or swim for me, and starvation for my babies. I had no choice but to swallow my pride and reach out for assistance. Time marched on, and so did I. Thank God the food stamp program was there when I needed it the most. Thank God He held me together and gave me inner strength to make it through those dark days. My babies are teens now, and they are both college ready. They also are compassionate about human life and they know how to jump over those hurdles in life...with a CAN DO attitude.
So, Mr Romney, just because I had to rely on our government food stamp program, does this mean I am a loser? Does it mean I am not a responsible person? HELL NO it doesn't! Im not rich with money, but when I do have extra I pay it forward. Why? Because I know what it feels like, and if I can help 1 person up...I WILL!!
I resent your words and thought process when you personally attacked 47% of Americans, and your audience probably has no clue what it means to be down and out. Until you have walked in someone's shoes, You don't have the right to attack them! You, sir, are poison.
As always...I am moving FORWARD!
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Response to jonesgirl (Original post)
Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:48 PM
Cracklin Charlie (858 posts)
1. Thank you for sharing your story
I am lucky to have never had to use government assistance, and the Republicans can not make me feel resentment toward those that have.
This is what I want my tax dollars to pay for.
Blessings to you and your "babies".
Edit to add: Welcome to DU!
Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #1)
Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:44 PM
jonesgirl (157 posts)
2. Thanks Cracklin Charlie.
Those were dark days, but I had to keep my head up for my kids. I was on food stamps for about a year, fortunately they helped me land a good paying job too.