So I just found out that NJ is cutting off my food stamps because I’m considered able-bodied. Food stamps has literally been the only thing feeding my family right now and the only way for me to continue getting food stamps is if I go to a 20 hour a week work program. I tried to go to the program and had to make an appointment for orientation months ago and they were so mean and dismissive of me. They wanted me to miss my doctor appointment to go to their orientation and I told them I couldn’t miss it. I was sick, I needed to see a doctor. So they wouldn’t schedule me for another day and that was that.
I can get out of the requirement if I’m caring for someone in my family, which I am, my mother who has been unwell. But why is she unwell, because without warning her health insurance was terminated because she was deemed to make too much money. My mom makes $800 a month from alimony payments. That’s it! How is that too much money? Because she doesn’t have health insurance, she can’t afford her meds and hence has not been the greatest lately. The only way to prove that I’m caring for my mother is if she gets evaluated by a doctor and deemed disabled. Again, something we cannot afford. And if she never had her insurance terminated to begin with, she’d have her meds and she wouldn’t need someone to look after her. It’s a flawed system and I’m so embarrassed and sad and scared. I don’t know how to feed my family.
I’ve been trying to get a job for a year and a half now with no luck. I have a BA and two MAs. I’m clearly educated and should be capable of getting a job but no one wants to give me a chance despite my 10 years of experience. I really don’t know what to do. I really hate to ask, but I need help. I haven’t paid my credit cards off, we’re charging everything on credit and I’ve reached my credit limit. We’re not using the heat even though it’s so cold, bc we can’t afford to make the payment. I don’t have a cell phone line because we can’t afford it. How is my family going to eat? What am I supposed to do? Like we can’t even afford to pay rent this month. Literally, I have no idea what to do or how to keep us from being hungry and homeless. And I could kick myself for ending up in this situation.
I keep trying to crawl us out of this hole, but I keep failing.
This is so embarrassing, but I need help and I don’t know where to turn. I’m so embarrassed to ask and hate myself for getting to this point. If you could spare anything, even just $1, I would appreciate it so much. https://www.paypal.me/hebavsreason I swear, I’ll never forget your generosity and 100% promise to pay it forward. I’m just so scared and so unsure of how to make ends meet. I’m so embarrassed and I’m so sorry for asking. Maybe you could pass this around, reblog it. Any help would be so important and I’d be so thankful.
Do you know where your candidates for president stand on forced unionism?
The Obama Administration’s reckless assault on American workers and small business owners over the past 7 years has made America’s choice in 2016 more important than ever.
So it’s absolutely vital every presidential candidate goes on the record for or against Right to Work.
That’s why I’m pleased to announce the National Right to Work Committee’s 2016 Presidential Survey Program.
But I’m going to need your help to make it a success.
The Committee has mailed each candidate for president a comprehensive survey asking them where they stand on the issue of forced unionism, including whether or not they support the National Right to Work Act.
After all President Obama has done, it’s crucial all the candidates for president take a stand against Big Labor’s forced-dues agenda.
But I’m going to need the help of hundreds of thousands of Right to Work supporters like you to get their attention.
We’re planning a media blitz to launch next week after the November 10th debate.
To inform voters on where the candidates stand, and if necessary, to encourage Right to Work supporters to put the heat on any candidates who have not yet taken a written, public stand against compulsory unionism, I have an aggressive plan to saturate the early primary states with TV ads.
And we’ll continue to build on that pressure up until the final deadline for the candidates to respond in December.
With your help, the candidates won’t be able to ignore the Right to Work issue.
And because the campaign is heating up, we must be able to start airing our TV ads as soon as possible.
You see, this is our best window of opportunity to get the candidates to commit to 100% support for Right to Work.
The presidential primaries are wide open and politicians listen better when they are in tight elections scrambling for voters’ support.
Once a politician is comfortably ahead in the polls, it’s much harder to get their attention.
That’s why the Committee absolutely must raise $50,000 by November 12th to produce the TV ads and start buying air time.
This is all very expensive, but a little can go a long way.
Your contribution today of just $26.67 can buy a quarter of an ad on Fox and Friends.
Or if you can, a contribution of $45.83 can buy a quarter of an ad on Morning Joe.
If we don’t get the resources to run these ads, we may find that both major parties’ nominees for the White House are willing to kowtow to Big Labor.
The economy and American workers just can’t afford that.
Your support could very well make the difference.
P.S. The National Right to Work Committee is preparing to launch its 2016 Presidential Survey Program and buy TV ads in key primary states to inform voters about where the candidates stand.
The Committee needs $50,000 by November 12th to get the ads up and running as soon as possible.
Please make a contribution of whatever you can afford today!