September 29, 2008

There is something wrong with our country

As proud as I am of being an american lately it is getting harder and harder to say so. 

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!! 

5 comments:

Lynn said...

I read a very interesting article about that $700 billion bailout and the gentleman said if they took that same money and divided it up to every single family in the United States that every family would get approx. $275,000. That would include homeless people and anyone you could imagine. That's life-changing money! But god damnit we need to worry about the banks first, right!?!?! I haven't been proud to be an american for some time now, it's disgusting. Giving money to those in need would change my outlook but I know that won't happen. Sorry for the rant Brandalee....

Bubba said...

Never be sorry, rant away!!

Jennikunz said...

I cant watch the news it makes me nervous and oh so very angry!
I love you and mothers of 14 kids!

Bubba said...

The local news is worthless any ways.

Lucky 7s said...

AND the sad thing is... the lady will have to PAY high property taxes now on that new house. I read that a lot of those people that get new homes or whatever.. end up either selling or losing their homes because they can't afford the higher taxes. Ahhhh but the rich get richer and the middle class is now quickly becoming the lower class in this country.