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Well, my new socio-economic status classifies me with the homeless, the substance abusers and other indigent persons, and I got to spend some quality time with my new compadres yesterday. Those that view the welfare system as a giant handout for lazy, slack-jawed persons obviously have no actual experience with it. It is an embarrassing and humiliating experience for little (and sometimes no) benefit to a segment just trying to survive.

The good news is that, in the current political clime, I shouldn't have to participate for an overly long period. I fully expect to get a snazzy new tattoo, and shiny new badge, and an all expense paid trip to terminally exiting destination fairly soon. Seig Heil to the Great New American Empire.

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Date: 2017-02-01 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mousme.livejournal.com
I have nothing to say that will be of concrete help, but I'm sorry you have to go through all this. None of it is fair or right.

*hugs*

I am thinking of you.

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Date: 2017-02-01 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prolixfootle.livejournal.com
Thank you. I appreciate your well wishes - especially after reading about your turmoils...

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Date: 2017-02-01 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mousme.livejournal.com
Meh. My turmoils are an inconvenience at worst. They just play on my anxieties, which is very uncomfortable. I am fortunate enough to be (overall) healthy and employed, and thus am in a better position than many people I know.

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Date: 2017-02-02 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prolixfootle.livejournal.com
Anyone who has to deal with the 'fallout from the mass shooting in the mosque', however tangentially, has the right to claim turmoils. And is extremely brave in my book.

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Date: 2017-02-02 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rafaela.livejournal.com
*hugs*

I know exactly what you mean. Social Services offices are one and all, I think, designed to make one feel as horrible as possible. Stay strong, my friend. I'm thinking of you.

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Date: 2017-02-03 03:21 am (UTC)

It is nonetheless good to see you write

Date: 2017-02-20 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] montecristo.livejournal.com
"Those that view the welfare system as a giant handout for lazy, slack-jawed persons obviously have no actual experience with it. It is an embarrassing and humiliating experience for little (and sometimes no) benefit to a segment just trying to survive."

That you're driven to dealings with this ugly system is painful to read. It is also sad to consider that many people seem to feel that these are facts which lead them to recommend more investment in the system which created this monster. I hope that you are free of this beast soon and able to stand up and give it the finger with impunity.

The Great New American Empire? If it took the election of that foolish blowhard to make people see it, finally, then I'd say he can't be all bad. Empires are neither redeemed nor reformed; it is a terminal political condition. Polities perish; humanity endures.
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