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Save our Children

I work in a WIC clinic and have had many calls today and yesterday about whether we would be open and whether they would be receiving their checks for food this month.

So many of our families are struggling to feed their children good food. If they don't ...

—TeriCA

my expirience

When my son's father passed away from cancer we entered a very dark time, we had to relocate to be closer to family support. When my unemployment expired, and I was still barely working we went on the SNAP program for food and Medicaid for healthcare. ...
—ShanonCT

Do They Really Know What These Programs Do for People

I have been a Nutritionist for WIC for over 15 years and have worked for 3 different counties. I am very concerned about the future of a program that I deeply believe in.

I am a Registered Dietician and a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Our ...

—AnnIL

I'm a 70+ Senior

Food Stamps for me have varied from a high of $46 a month to in Nov of this year a low of $15. My only income in this period(2005 to present) has been Social Security.

So while my income from Social Security has gone up, the amount I receive from Food ...

—RobertWA

Somebody's Grama

I have paid taxes as a Radiographer for 41 years, minus 10 months when I was unable to get a job or unemployment as a single parent and found myself on ADC and what at the time was similar to Medicade.

Neither of which provided anything like a great ...

—SusanMI

single mom

I am a single mother struggling to make ends meet. I have gone into a shelter program and now i am trying to establish a stable living environment for my kids. These budget cuts will cause more struggle for not only me and my family but for thousands ...
—kristin

Why?

Two days ago, I noticed my granddaughter watching the news. She had several questions that began with "Why?".

"Why are these people not thinking about what is going to happen to my friends?-she's in a Title I school.

"Why are those people not wanting ...

—PamelaTX

Congress...get your heads out of your @$$

As a white male small business owner, I find it reprehensible that you guys cannot figure out how to act in the best interests of the American people...not just your constituents. Read the polls!! What if you were furloughed because of some idiots in ...
—gordonNY

untitled

My family of five has been grateful and proud to live in a country where Medicaid protects our three young sons by providing the preventative care we all need in order to care for each other.
—AlahnaME

SNAP benefits

I'm helping my parents out. With the pathetic S.S. not going up along with the economy.SNAP is a need that is heavily relied upon.Going to a food bank on occasions.

I would dare any of those politicians to try and make it like My Parents are having ...

—DavidIL

Healthcare for all is the right thing.

My mother has worked all her life. She was never one to complain about working. Almost two years ago, she was let go from her job of 10 years. She also lost her heath insurance. My Mom never was the type to go to the Dr. she always took care of it herself. ...
—LisaCA

The Battle is 'NOT' Mine!

My daughter-in-law is the one that I am fighting for. My son after serving in Afghanistan, left her with three sons, they range in ages from 10 years to 3 years. She struggles daily to clothe, and feed these three angles, and to deny her access to basic ...
—NejlaFL

Why Can't a Two Year Old Get Affordable Health Care?

I support "Obamacare" because I believe that my chidren have a right to health care coverage. Because of "Obamacare", I am able to keep my son on my insurance policy for four more years-- until he is 26. However, his wife and their two year old daughter ...
—JylCA

Blessed with assistance!

I lost my job the day I was to return from maternity leave. As a single mom of two small children, I don't know what I would have done had it not been for SNAP, WIC, daycare assistance, etc. Thanks to these types of programs I was able to use that layoff ...
—RamonaTX

Grandson

My grandson's mother is a single mom. She is ADD and extremely dyslexic.

She is trying hard to go to a 2 yr. tech school and work part time to better herself.

They would not be able to eat healthy food if she did not have government support for housing ...

—lindaMT

Disgust

I am disgusted that Congress members are

to be paid for creating this situation while

hard working families, poor people and even tourists visiting USA will suffer.

SHAME ON CONGRESS, TEA PARTY AND THOSE SELFISH INDIVIDUALS,

you disgust me!

—PatriciaCA

No Funds for Play

Our federal funds are frozen. Our staff can't work, kids can not come to our museum and learn and play and get out of the cold in our rural area. Our staff families will have no income from their jobs at the museum.

STOP THIS. We already passed the health ...

—carolCA

God Bless the American Families

I have been on food stamps in the past as it was the only way I could feed my 5 children my husband who served r country as a Marine who served in Viet Nam is deceased I. Was happy 2. In the WIC program with my last 2 children I worked in 4 the "Big Three" ...
—lindaMI

WIC a generation later

My parents had me very young (barely out of high school), and my brother followed less four years later. When he was baby, WIC was delivered in milk crates, to our door-milk in cartons, cereal, baby juices and baby foods. This gave my baby brother and ...
—Bridgette

untitled

i am a working and single mother of 3. how can we survive without these program ?
—estelleTN
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