Uspol, poverty, shultz
People whose grew up poor and on public assistance, only to become rich and conveniently forget the central importance of government assistance in their eventual prosperity, are class traitors of the highest degree. They should be shunned and never trusted.
If you come from welfare to propserity but won't sing the praises of welfare for saving your God damned life and providing you opportunity, you are scum.
I grew up on food stamps and in subsidized housing. We ate from food shelves and had Christmas gifts donated by strangers.
That was 30 years ago. I'm a lawyer now, but without public assistance as a kid it wouldn't have happened. And fuck everyone who thinks or argues that the government doesn't literally SAVE LIVES and create opportunity for people in poverty every day through public assistance.
Give money to poor people. It works.
Grew up on reduced lunch, food stamps, and got a state scholarship that allowed me to go to college without starving or being 100k in debt.
Give money to poor people.
It is the right thing to do and it will boost the economy.
@britvulcan I forgot about free lunch!!
I got a basically a full scholarship (for an associates) because of free lunch. I went for a bachelor's. My parents got denied for cosigning loans and I was already maxing my personal loan capacity. So the financial aid office added an associates humanities major to my transcript so we could use my scholarship to pay for my bachelor's because they were good people who knew I would have to drop out otherwise - 1/2
The scholarship paid for you to go to school up to 4 years for an associates but paid a lot less for a bachelor's degree. I "dual majored" and graduated with only 15k in debt. - 2/2
I also worked 20 hrs per week most weeks at about $9-10/hr. Took a year off to work full time in my field as a co-op (had a high of 15k in debt at this point). Spent every summer taking classes and lived at school or off campus year round. Graduated with only 4k in debt (used $ from co-op paper mill job to pay it down). Paid it off fully in the first two years out.
I owe 100% of my success to the state of Michigan valuing it's young poor (white) kids.
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