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Christopher- I can understand your frustration, and do respect your opinion and everything. But you must understand that I DO work myself, and they will be MY tax dollars as well. I get upset when people USE the system for their own gain. Those who come to this country to have thier children, not to give thier kids a better life, but in order to collect checks and such just because they're child is American. I have lived a rough life, my friend. I had no help when I was homeless and eating out of garbage cans (and no, I couldn't get a job at the time, since the legal working age is 16, and I was not quite yet that age. Plus, who would give someone a job who hasn't showered in so many days, or had nice clothes to wear to work?) I had no help when I was abused and put in a hospital and had to leave before I should have because I had no insurance or no way to pay to stay there. I was not spoiled growing up, I am not spoiled now. I DO NOT plan on asking for government assistance for the rest of mine or my childs life. And, I'm sorry, but I did take a little offense to the remark you made about an immature girl having a child because she thinks it's cute and cuddly and all (I have a heavy feeling that you were, in that case, refering to me)... First of all, you do not know my circumstances.... I don't want to have a child because I think it's a romanticized idea.. I know children are hard work. They cry, they poop, they demand a lot of time and attention, they hurt easily, they cost a lot of money, etc... I'm not glorifying having a child at this age one bit. I didn't want to concieve at this age, but I did. And, I'll have you know that I did not do it purposely (I used protection- EVEN THOUGH I've had a few different doctors tell me that I had a next to zero chance of ever concieving- and still, I tried to prevent it). And I hope that YOU don't take offense to this... but I will not give up this child for adoption just because you don't like how the system works... The government spends most of your tax dollars on thier vacations and pay raises and lovely dining parties anyway. I've worked hard the last couple of years myself. And I'm STILL working, and WILL work up until my due date probably (even though the doctors tell me I shouldn't, because I am going through a high risk pregnancy) I am still working on getting my life together. And I'm sorry if you seem to think that every young female that is pregnant is just going to milk the system dry, but I'm afraid that's where you have me mistaken. I am actually willing to work, which is more than I can say for a lot of those you are so angry about. P.S. the only government assistance I am on right now is to pay for doctor visits. I'm not on welfare, and not planning on being on welfare. And section 8 doesn't PAY for housing, it just makes it a little easier to afford, AND the college thing is for those who are WORKING... not someone who sits around eating potato chips and watching soap operas all day while others pay for thier education that they are too lazy to use. Just thought I'd let you know.
I'm sorry, I just had to get that off of my chest.
"It was my love that did us both to death. " -Sylvia Plath