Something is wrong with our priorities as a country. We are willing to fork over 700 Billion dollars to bail out idiot greedy bankers but when it comes to honest working class families who are struggling we don't do anything. In fact we make it harder for them to make it.
After watching ABC's Extreme Homemaker Edition yesterday with Ty I was embarrassed to say the least. They were helping out a family of 15. This lady's sister had died of cancer and left 10 kids behind. She made a promise to her sister that she would take care of her kids so that they would not have to be split up in foster care. The lady herself has four kids. After her sister died and she was left to raise 14 kids, her husband couldn't handle it and left her. Left her to fend for herself take care of 14 children as a single mom. She attempted more than a couple of times for housing and was turned down. TURNED DOWN! Because she had too many kids. She tried renting to many different places and EVERY single place turned her down. They were forced to live in a hotel where they had three rooms. She's paying for 3 hotel rooms and feeding these kids microwave dinners every night because she is forced to. NOT because she was irresponsible, a drug addict, lazy, a criminal, you name it, but because she PROMISED her sister who died of cancer, something she had no control over that she would take care of her kids. Our government turned them down for housing on every attempt. She was trying to work and provide a decent life for these kids and was in need of help but was told NO. Some welfare system we have. I wish I was a millionaire and a smart politician then I would try to change it. Thank God for the people who put on the TV show and make it possible for people like this lady to have a chance and a chance for these kids who's mom died to have a HOME. A home; something most of us take for granted. We just rent and if we couldn't do that we would be living on the street or God forbid with our parents. I pray that I never come in to a situation in my life where I am forced to ask for help. I can't imagine being a good person trying to raise a family and being told it wasn't good enough and that I didn't have a right to any help. Help that I work my ass off for to pay taxes for that I don't have any right to get back when I'm in need. It's bullshit!!