Black People : Marriage Bonus??????

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A conservative Republican congressman from Kansas is proposing giving as much as $9000 dollars. Why? If you are willing to get married to your significant other. You would receive this money towards education, a down payment on a house or things like that.

    This is being down because oow births are at such a level (70%) in our community, that it is now considered dangerous. Moreover, the majority population is starting to catch up. The studies he quoted says that oow births continues the cycle of poverty and crime. Therefore, it is more beneficial to offer the incentive and keep families/homes together.

    It has been discovered that many sisters dont marry because it will impact on their welfare/SSI/ADC benefits. Is this enough of a reason to change the culture?
     
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    Can I get this if I'm already married?
     
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    PoeticManifesta Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well.. money makes the world go round. Socially & Politcally anyways. But ill take it... help pay my student loan.. or invest. I think this is a great idea.. because we employ more ppl in child support department.. and in welfare than areas that are needed.
     
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    it really sound great and reasons to join together .....i'll take it too
    on a nice home for the family
     
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    I dont know
    I mean in some ways its cool
    But I think alot of people will take advantage
    When money is thrown in poeples faces
    Some will get married and all that
    Money really doesnt persuade me to marriage at all
    If you are thinking of marrage and your in a financial burden
    I guess this would be for you!!!
     
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    You can't force marriage. Society did this before. If a woman got pregnant there was so much shame the couple had to get married. In conservative cirlces even in today's time it's still like that. But the problem is people were miserable back then and women were horribly suppressed.

    I'm still of the school of thought that there has to be some love there. If there is love there already $9,000 just makes it that much easier for that couple to build. If love isn't there then people are going to get married just for that and be miserable in the process, at least in the way our society is (maybe if we accepted arranged marriages like some cultures things would be different).

    Besides, it's deeper than just getting married initially because even those that do decide to get married have trouble staying together which is reflective in American divorce rates.
     
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    Your not forcing.. but how many people you know.. are on sec8 , and eatin that food staomp paid food.. in a low rent community.. and has had the same bf for 2+ good years? Layin up with her.. and wouldnt have it any other way?
    Its abou ttime fore a person without kids.. who want to do good also get a break. I mean darn.. some of us actually have a real life that we pay the bills.

    let compare..

    Me- Renee........................ Shaniquah &1child
    car 300.............................. Bus Pass 25
    rent 800 month ...................... Rent 345month
    Lectric' 120 .............................. Lectric' 80
    Education- 15,000yr ............................. Clubbing Gear/fees- 1500
    Food- 2400 ............................. foodstamps 3500
    ...........................................child support 2,000
    .............................................. wic- 800
    ______________________________________________-
    Monies earned
    Salary worked for XX.XXX .................... Monies earned XX,XXX
    Student Scholarship 10,000
    Tax break-2500 ....................... tax break 6,000




    @ the end of the fiscal year:
    Stressed ....................................... Wating on income taxes to go shopping

    :explode: .......................................... :dance1:
     
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    That is true Poetic
    But most people are struggling from what i see in and around communities
    I think money like this should also be given to people that further there edcation
    People should get money like this for when they graduate as well
    But society isnt always in our favor
    And Yes alot of people can not shop until tax times that sucks for real
     
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    I agree bother Tantrum, most newly married couples could use this assistance as well!
     
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    I feel you Poetic. However not everybody who is on welfare misuses it. I personally had no choice but to depend on it years ago. My daughter came down with a life-threatening sickness which displaced me from working at the time for almost a year. I knew in my heart it would be best to stay with her until her condition improved. Welfare gave me the option of collecting until she turned 18. I opted to go back to work, because I like to spend my money as i please without reporting every dime. I have never lived in low-income housing, roommated, never LET a man lay up all day with me and watch Ricki Lake while eating fried chicken from taxpayers money. During the time I did recieve welfare, food-stamp time was the most humbling experience. Imagine going shopping, and slowly and carefully tearing coupon after coupon off, (all rainbow-colored) in front of a bunch of judgemental working class whitefolks.
    Some people see a struggling mother, the majority see a lazy welfare queen taking time from her stress-free day to shop-as-she-pleez. Nowadays, i bring in close to $3,000 monthly, plus school. I always worked prior to having been on welfare. Sure my fiance and I live together and share bills, but we are both financially stable enough to hold down the fort individually.
     
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