There are some people who believe that the government is responsible to provide basic needs of Americans. Others believe that each individual is responsible for providing basic needs for themselves and their own family. Which are you?
To Provide Light not Heat
Let me say up front that the intent of all my posts are to bring light, not heat. By that I mean I want to share information not inflame emotion. I know that many people are emotionally charged by the topic of government assistance. It is a hotly debated political topic that divides our government along party lines.
The topic of government handouts is a sensitive one because no one wants to see suffering, and various political groups see solutions differently. I am not taking any side about whether we should or should not provide for the less fortunate. My hope is for you to find a better solution for yourself than being dependent on anyone else. Your freedom is what I am writing about here. I believe that you will have greater freedom if you shoulder the responsibility for providing for yourself and your own family.
If you feel like you are dependent on someone else or the government to help you make ends meet, I know how you feel. I felt the same way. There was a period of my life where I was dependent on government assistance to feed my kids.
How I Ended up on Government Assistance
Having been on the receiving end of government assistance in the form of WIC, I can assure you that being free from that lifestyle is a blessing. I much prefer being able to provide for my own family. There is no satisfaction in receiving handouts. WIC is state assistance to help cover the cost of foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. For more facts on WIC, see the USDA site The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
So, how did I end up getting government assistance and how did I get off it? Read More →