Before half of those that posted comments quit their jobs to join the ranks of those that reap the "rewards" from being on "welfare", lets consider a few things.
Did the story say that Ms. Nieves has no job or that she has no future, no plans, no dreams, no potential? I don't remember reading that she gets everything for free. Are those just assumptions not based on fact perhaps? Does it make you feel better to try to belittle those that are less fortunate?
Let's suppose for a moment that despite the fact that she is a single mom with three kids, she gets up and goes to work every day, then she takes classes at a local college in the evening to try to better herself. Then, lets remember that if she is working, she must be paying rent, childcare, and so on.
Perhaps everyone is dealt a different hand in life, and maybe some things are beyond her control. Perhaps misfortune could befall any one of us and tomorrow someone may say cruel and hurtful things about us without knowing the whole story.
As far as the "wonderful" new housing, have any of you actually been in that neighborhood lately? I would hardly call it a desireable area to live in. There are much nicer areas, much safer too.
Maybe the grass isn't greener on the other side. Maybe we should be thankful for what we have. Maybe we should remember that there may have been a time in our lives when we needed help.
Where is our sense of decency? What is becoming of our humanity???
May 30, 2012 at 5:38 p.m.
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