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This is what happened when I
drove my Mercedes to pick
up food stamps

Washington Post, by Darlena Cunha

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/8/2014 4:55:41 PM

Sara Bareilles played softly through the surround-sound speakers of my husband’s 2003 Mercedes Kompressor as I sat idling at a light. I’d never been to this church before, but I could see it from where I was, across from an old park, abandoned in the chilly September air. The clouds hung low as I pulled the sleek, pewter machine into the lot. But I wasn’t going to pray or attend services. I was picking up food stamps. Even then, I couldn’t quite believe it. This wasn’t supposed to happen to people like me. I grew up in a white, affluent

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus, 7/8/2014 5:18:58 PM     (No. 9915709)

A little reality check. This woman is very lucky - her husband did not run off and leave her and the twins. Imagine how our economy affects women whose husbands are cads - they never get back on their feet.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bmoc, 7/8/2014 5:19:17 PM     (No. 9915710)

Yep... am living out that story myself. I developed thyroid cancer back in mid 2011 and its removal left me absolutely listless. Instead of my normal 15 to 18 hours a day, I was sleeping 20 hours a day and wondering why I was awake the other four. I saw multiple endocrinologists before I found one who could help.

I thought I was on the road to recovery when I suddenly had a problem catching my breath. ANY exertion at all left me breathless. Testing found that I have an ascending aortic aneurysm and had developed pulmonary hypertension. The aneurysm is 5.4 cm and needs surgery soon.

I finally got set up to have the surgery in early August on my wife´s Blue Cross when she began to pass out at work in mid January. After four months of extensive and expensive tests, they found she has a very aggressive form of MS (they think it is the Marburg variety) Her neurologist said that she couldn´t work any more. She had been an OB delivery nurse since June of 1973 and with her diagnosis, she became a liability to the hospital and they let her go.

Now we are working to get Social Security disability for both of us. It´s a lot harder than you might think despite all the younger people getting it for various reasons such as, "I can´t get up every morning and work so give me disability!"

We are living very close to the bone and we are doing our best to keep moving forward. I´m trusting God´s good graces to protect us until things work out. I found this article when I was the lowest I thought I could be and it made me feel better. I hope it will help you as well.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2014/05/09/so-well-choose-the-way-of-trust-and-joy-instead/


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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsmooth, 7/8/2014 5:19:51 PM     (No. 9915712)

I don´t believe a word of this crap. What happened to the kids? Pathetic so-called journalism.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/8/2014 5:30:08 PM     (No. 9915725)

I struggle to figure out the meaning/benefit of the article. She fell on hard times, got assistance, was uncomfortable with the assistance, got back on her feet. So? Welcome to the real world.

Typical Post idiots commenting after the article. "If the Republicans had their way, this woman would starve!"

Is anyone else amazed how truly stupid many, many people are?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: crimea river, 7/8/2014 5:33:41 PM     (No. 9915730)

She credits Øbama´s programs for helping them through the crisis. Meantime 11 million more Americans have left the workforce due to Ø´s programs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsmooth, 7/8/2014 5:47:49 PM     (No. 9915748)

Sorry about the double post, but a little google produced the following article. Hmmm. No agenda here.

http://feminismandreligion.com/2014/06/17/confession-by-darlena-cunha/

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 7/8/2014 5:54:52 PM     (No. 9915755)

We´ve never owned a Mercedes and luckily we had managed to stay away from Food stamps but we have been devastated financially.

Work dried up in 2009. My husband has fought his way back up to about 1/3 of our 2008 income. We used our savings, lost our home and all its equity, and feel that after all the years of being responsible, we too don´t deserve this. The past five years have turned us from regular people to penny pinching misers. It´s devastating to lose your dignity.

I truly feel for you #2. The ONLY thing that got me through the five YEARS of emotional turmoil while we fought for the house was the knowledge that we had our health, and our kids and grandchildren were okay.

Tears and prayers are my life, and, it is the same for many of our friends. We send messages and articles and supportive messages to each other on a daily basis. While I didn´t get the outcome I wanted in all cases I can now find some peace in our little apartment.

I will add you and your wife to my daily prayers. Good luck to both of you.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/8/2014 5:55:34 PM     (No. 9915756)

Prayers for you and your wife, #2.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tsquare, 7/8/2014 5:55:57 PM     (No. 9915758)

our local food pantry, paid for and staffed largely by republicans, turns nobody away hungry, passes no judgement, and celebrates when people succeed. The people I know who are liberal lefties do not fund, support, or labor there.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 7/8/2014 6:01:34 PM     (No. 9915761)

At the end, she thanks President Obama for his extended benefits and other program that kept her afloat. Of course, it was his poor economic record that caused massive unemployment to continue in the first place. It´s like thanking someone who stabs you for giving you a bandaid.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tsquare, 7/8/2014 6:02:52 PM     (No. 9915764)

and I add that the neighborhoods nearest the food bank are uber left liberal

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/8/2014 6:23:24 PM     (No. 9915797)

Luckily, Most Republicans pay taxes AND give to charity.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NancyD, 7/8/2014 6:40:14 PM     (No. 9915820)

In the article she wrote when someone loses their job and they are broke, they don´t think about selling their things... THAT would be my first thought. Downsize, sell, sell, sell, and continue to look for a job ANYWHERE in the USA.

To me, this liberal chick wanted to hang on to the status symbol, rather than buy a 2001 chevy.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 7/8/2014 6:44:03 PM     (No. 9915824)

All together now...AWWWWWWW. Poor little libtard chick with a Mercedes. Sympathy level=ZERO.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pros7767, 7/8/2014 6:45:42 PM     (No. 9915827)

#10 nails it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: tsquare, 7/8/2014 6:49:19 PM     (No. 9915830)

#6 nailed it. Life happens. The author doesn´t like it and whines about it. Wants to bend 2000 years of catholicism to match her beliefs, and whines that it doesn´t. Goes to pick up free food from a food pantry in heels, and whines about the stares (from the homeless?).



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Reply 17 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/8/2014 6:51:13 PM     (No. 9915832)

FTA "My husband found a job that pays well, and we have enough left over for me to go to grad school."

She obviously hasn´t learned anything from their experience. She´s probably counting on Obama to also forgive her student loans.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 7/8/2014 6:58:05 PM     (No. 9915838)

For every Darlena Cunha and her husband who are ashamed, there are hundreds of others on the dole because of their irresponsible behaviors - having children out of wedlock, dropping out of school, doing drugs, binging on alcohol, wasting money on tats and bling. Those people are perfectly content with Section 8 vouchers, Obamaphones, SNAP cards and all the other largesse showered on them by liberal politicians of both parties.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tyshab, 7/8/2014 7:08:04 PM     (No. 9915846)

#2 & #7 I am deeply saddened to hear of your trials. I´ve added you to my prayers. Do not give up. Keep the faith.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/8/2014 7:28:02 PM     (No. 9915864)

There was a time when my wife and I qualified for ´assistance´. We had six kids and I had lost my job. While we refused to go on welfare, I did try to get some surplus milk, cheese, and peanut butter through the WIC program. The nice black lady at the Detroit WIC office explained to me, very kindly, that WIC is only for minorities...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 7/8/2014 7:41:02 PM     (No. 9915876)

#6 thanks for the link. Of course she is a pro-abortion atheist. They always are the biggest whiners aren´t they?

And how about that wimpy husband with the "look at me, I´m an intellectual" glasses. Yeah, couldn´t find work for YEARS. How much do you want to bet it wasn´t that he could´t find work, he just didn´t want to do work that was "beneath" him....

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Reply 22 - Posted by: comstock, 7/8/2014 7:45:15 PM     (No. 9915879)

A Mercedes C230 Kompressor (supercharger) is worth $8K to $10K, and was their second car (she mentions a Honda in the article). Get the Honda fixed (probably only needed a new battery) and sell the Mercedes. What are the maintenance and insurance costs on the Mercedes? That will leave plenty to buy baby formula.

The sense of entitlement and blind devotion to Obama is staggering. Does she think society let people starve and babies die before he was elected? Every homeowner in this country was hit by the Democrat-induced housing crash (Community Redevelopment Act, anyone?). And your job woes are the result of electing an economic illiterate to the White House.

I hope your babies get all the formula they need. And you keep drinking the Kool-Aide.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: shmowry1, 7/8/2014 8:11:25 PM     (No. 9915906)

I fail to see how they exhausted every avenue. Most people that honestly find themselves in that predicament don´t have such a megaphone to complain about it. Also, grad school? Seriously? That´s your first thought when you get on your feet? How about job and savings and we will never go hungry again. Sorry. You have not convinced me to give you even a smidgen of sympathy. This is just an Obama puff piece. No thanks. Mercedes driving liberals drive me up the wall.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bluefindad, 7/8/2014 8:39:33 PM     (No. 9915935)

The only way that public assistance can be kept from spiraling out of control is social restraint. People must understand that it should be accepted only under the most dire need.

Fear of shame is a deterrent. Experiencing shame is an incentive to improve one´s lot and leave the program. Once shame is removed the roles increase proportionately.

This is not to proclaim that poor people are to be scorned and demeaned - far from it. We must simply be assured that we all understand that it is viewed as a temporary condition.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/8/2014 9:59:00 PM     (No. 9916012)

#2 I feel your pain. It´s worse when you are single and have medical problems.

Thanks to Zippy, I have been put out of business not once, but twice. Combine that with multiple medical problems and it´s hard to have any dignity left. The vast majority think when you lose everything you suddenly become stupid and lose your hearing.

All things nonprofit are created to help minorities. If you leave a message and sound white, you won´t get a return call.

There is a problem with this story. If you check, paper ´food stamps´ were phased out in the 90´s. She should have gotten an EBT card in 2008. Maybe she received WIC. Thank goodness she is young, healthy, have a two income household, the Mercedes, and is now a stay at home mom.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Bazi, 7/8/2014 10:49:39 PM     (No. 9916067)

I´m still wondering how she could be shocked that she got pregnant.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Butch, 7/8/2014 11:22:06 PM     (No. 9916099)

OK, so they´re stuck with the Mercedes (though #22 makes a good point; sell it for $8-10K and keep the Honda). Did she have to go to the WIC office in heels? And she couldn´t have parked her Mercedes out of view of the other WIC clients?

This article is cliched, formulaic, and highly manipulative.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jglas, 7/9/2014 3:30:22 PM     (No. 9917156)

People on the dole should be miserable. If they´re comfortable they might very well decide, hey this isn´t so bad, it´s like being retired, I might as well just stay here. I don´t know if she´s trying to get sympathy or just making my point but she´s feeling pretty much like she ought to feel.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/11/2014 12:00:16 AM     (No. 9919279)

#2, my prayers are with you.

Please don´t hesitate to get help with your SS disability claims. Dealing with the bureaucracy can be difficult to impossible for a "civilian." My dad, years ago, was unable to work due to serious heart problems. After encountering obstacles with SS, he hired a SS disability lawyer. They knew how to file the paperwork, and these firms are limited by the government as to how much they may charge for their services.

In addition, if there are any other programs that you and your wife are entitled to, please don´t be ashamed to apply. Yours are the sort of challenges that we all believe the help is there for. A close relative has been dealing with aggressive MS for a long time, and has had no choice but to apply for food stamps and HEAP, etc. Also, her SS disability status makes her eligible for Medicare, despite being much younger than 65.

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Why Hoboken is Throwing
Away All of its Student Laptops

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WNYC News, by By Jill Barshay    Original Article
Posted By: mikeyt64- 7/29/2014 3:20:55 PM     Post Reply
Inside Hoboken’s combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet. Behind the locked door, some mothballed laptop computers are strewn among brown cardboard boxes. Others are stacked one atop another. Dozens more are stored on mobile computer carts, many of them on their last legs. That’s all that remains from a failed experiment to assign every student a laptop at Hoboken Junior Senior High School. It began five years ago with an unexpected windfall of stimulus money from Washington, D.C., and good intentions to help the district’s students,

Jesse Ventura on Lawsuit Victory:
“I’m Already Damaged. I Can’t Go to
a SEAL Reunion Anymore” (Video)

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/30/2014 12:51:16 PM     Post Reply
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura joined the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts Wednesday to discuss the details of his legal battle with a former U.S. sniper. On Tuesday a federal jury awarded Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his case against Kyle’s widow. The former governor told CBS: “I’m already damaged. I can’t go to a SEAL reunion anymore. That was the one place I felt safe. I can’t go there anymore. I’ll be looking over my shoulder now wondering who’s going to come after me next. And, so don’t think I come out of this unscathed. All I wanted to do was clear my name and it has nothing to do with a widow or anything like that.

Troops told to refrain from eating,
drinking in front of Muslims

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Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/29/2014 9:24:11 PM     Post Reply
Do not eat or drink in front of Muslims, and learn more about their religion. That’s the directive that has gone out to active duty military personnel at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, a Department of Defense medical and graduate school in Bethesda, Md. The brigade commander sent an email to military personnel at the facility last month – just before the start of Ramadan – advising them to show respect to Muslim colleagues. “This is a period of great personal restraint and commitment in addition to renewed focus on worship,” Brigade Commander Col. Kevin Glasz wrote. “I’d like to

Obama to Republicans: ´Stop
Just Hatin´ All The Time´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/30/2014 12:56:06 PM     Post Reply
In Kansas City today, President Obama complained that Republicans continued to oppose his agenda in Congress. “C’mon and help out a bit,” he said, addressing the GOP. “Stop bein’ mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time. C’mon, let’s get some work done together.” Obama said that he still had a lot of work to do, including spending on roads and bridges, resources for fighting wildfires, and addressing the border crisis. “I know they’re not that happy that I’m president, but that’s ok,” he added. “I’ve only got a couple years left, let’s get some work done. Then you can get

Geraldo Unloads on Matt Drudge
Over Border Coverage: ‘Doing His
Best to Stir Up a Civil War’

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Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/30/2014 12:11:37 PM     Post Reply
Fox News’s Geraldo Rivera sniped at conservative blogger Matt Drudge over his website The Drudge Report’s emphasis on news regarding the U.S.-Mexico border. “Shame on Drudge,” Geraldo tweeted Wednesday. “His authoritative website has gone hysterical on issue of immigrant children. 14 stories like ‘Could Ebola sneak across?’” Drudge has admittedly placed an emphasis on linking to stories concerning the border. “I’m more obsessed with what’s going on with the border these days,” he said in a recent interview. The “Could Ebola sneak across” link Rivera specifically referred to in his tweet directs Drudge readers to an article at the right-wing World Net Daily.


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