Bibi Haniffa posted:Stormborn posted:Bibi Haniffa posted:Nehru posted:
As a green card holder you CANNOT collect benefits except for medical benefits!
You should not. But many of them find creative ways to beat the system. Others choose to be low income in order to qualify for freebies.
"Them"? You were one of them! Look at how many of our people in RH are working 2 and 3 jobs to make ends meet and need wick to supplement income. I presume you can check the mean income of the area to verify their tremendous sacrifice to live there and how many of them needs a social safety net. I visited the area in 78 when it was a dump. I was coming from pristine Toronto and was aghast at how our people lived and survived. Their hard work in the sweatshops on Broadway and living like sardines that rehabilitate what was a dump made it habitable for you.
I was never one of them. Since age 18 I have been working legally to put my own food on the table. My parents taught me the value of hard work and how to become independent. Public assistance should be reserved for the elderly and disabled. Able bodied people should be working.
It matters not. Everyone were not as prepared, had backup or could easily assimilate into the US culture. I went into the garment district on broadway looking for a friend and saw hundreds of our grandmothers and young women huddled behind sewing machines in cramped dimly lighted settings working for about 20 dollars a day.
Your parents should have taught you empathy and humility to identify with and have compassion for the lesser among us who included our own canecutters, fishwives and others of the "huddled masses" who flocked to these shores to seek a better life and who work tens of times harder than you or I and for tens of times less.
You are being that alienated never see come to see pretentious nit wit who swallow whole cloth the bourgeois crap that hard work and dedication is all that is needed to make it here. That is bunk. This is a hostile racist place to the poor, the uneducated and the unskilled. Note some 60 million of Genuine US white citizens are finding it difficult to make it even without prejudices acting against them.
Making it means an ingredient of luck most of the time to avoid being taken advantage of predatory practices in the society and access to the ready and back up of family and friends. Is that not why RH has so many poor Guyanese huddled together for comfort and support?
Those who reach out for what is afforded them did no wrong. This orange fellow is making it a crime and all because he is a patrician who gamed the system himself all his life to be where he is.