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To: xcong_1
My cousin, who has never had a real job in her life, gets welfare and food stamps. Buys her 23 yr old daugters cigarettes and cell phone minutes for her. Same daughter, 2 months ago was bragging on Facebook about her new Blackberry. Pay as you go cell phone minutes, with a blackberry. My cousin was also showing me her new phone over the weekend. (better than my phone)

Their house burned 2 years ago. Before her husband went to jail, he worked in a factory making 12 something an hour. Stopped by over the weekend, noticed they have satellite tv, a 47ish" flat screen tv, 2 pc's (one with touchscreen capabilities) and 2 lap tops, plus hs internet.

While hubby's in jail, he needs blood pressure medication. Before he went in, it cost them $30 a month. Now they have to buy it through the jail at $100. She was whinning about the cost and how she couldn't afford it. I was going to help out and buy it, until one of the daughters was on Facebook bragging about the matching tatoos her and her sister got.

Family doesn't have money for dads meds, but there's money for tats.

By the way, I'm the one they call "the rich cousin". I make WELL OVER $12 an hour, and usually work 50-60 hours a week. My cousin is unemployed getting $100 a week from the state and complains about having to go to job training. She has every excuse why she can't make it to work or training, but has no reasons why she has to work.

My cell phone is the most basic phone I can get. I finally got my second computer, after my first one bit the dust after 10 years (and it was a business machine that came off lease). Still haven't bought a flat screen tv, though I've been looking at 32" (it'll fit in the entertainment center).

50 posted on 11/28/2011 4:58:00 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man
While hubby's in jail, he needs blood pressure medication. Before he went in, it cost them $30 a month. Now they have to buy it through the jail at $100.

Sorry, but somehow, that doesn't sound quite right to me. While I could be wrong, I'd expect that medically-required BP meds would be covered by the state for prisoners. (You might want to confirm with the jail that he has to pay for his own meds.)

53 posted on 11/28/2011 5:22:45 PM PST by Bob
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