When I rant about this, I am always the bad guy. The response I get is that rich ppl get more assistance and that bashing the "welfare queens" is racist and elitist. No, it's not. I totally support public assistance programs that make sense and that channel resources to those who really need them. I want such ppl to receive larger amounts of help. But some of this is ridiculous bc the "need" really isn't there when you are living w/ your bf and he is also supporting you financially. Taxpayers pay for all the necessities (and your cellphone), and the bf springs for all the extras like The Dish, the luxury cars, the hair and nail appts, the to-die-for furniture, the nice clothes, all the electronics, vacations, parties, etc. It's very frustrating! Man up, marry this woman or at least acknowledge that you live with her, so the largely unneeded benefits she receives can be directed elsewhere. These women are raking in sometimes as much as $2500 worth of benefits/month and are living w/ a SO who is bringing in his own income that they don't declare. And meanwhile, ppl truly in need are going hungry and doing w/o meds and basic necessities.
Saying this is not racist; ppl of all ethnicities do this.