Bread Winner

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    Bread Winner

    I received this email today.


    Bread Winner...
    I was speaking to an emergency room physician this morning. He told me that a woman in her 20s came to the ER with her 8th pregnancy. She stated, "my momma told me that I am the breadwinner for the family."
    He asked her to explain. She said that she can make babies and babies get money for the family. It goes like this: The grandma calls the Department of Child and Family Services and states that the unemployed daughter is not capable of caring for these children. DCFS agrees and states that the child or children will need to go to foster care.

    The grandma then volunteers to be the foster parent, and thus receives a check for $1500 per child per month in Illinois .
    Total yearly income:
    $144,000 tax-free, not to mention free healthcare (Medicaid) plus a monthly card entitling her to free groceries, etc, and a voucher for 250 free cell phone minutes per month. This does not even include WIC and other welfare programs.. Indeed, grandma was correct in that her fertile daughter is the "breadwinner" for the family.

    This is how the ruling class spends our tax dollars.

    Sebastian J. Ciancio, M.D. Urologist, Danville Polyclinic, LTD
    Is this a GREAT COUNTRY or what...
    Don't forget to pay your taxes!!!
    There are a lot of “Breadwinners” depending on you & me
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    Kinda makes ya sick to your stomach.

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    The average reimbursement rate for a foster child in Illinois is around $400 a month.

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    Random thoughts....

    Why does the grandma have to rely on the granddaughter to have kids to assume as foster kids? There are thousands and thousands of kids awaiting foster care at any given time.

    My daugter-in-law's mother is the foster mother of a child. She lives in California. She doesn't get anywhere near $1500 a month. So, that number seems really out of whack for Illinois.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habib View Post
    The average reimbursement rate for a foster child in Illinois is around $400 a month.
    Based on that, it means the grandmother would be caring for 30 children to make $144,000.

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    http://factcheck.org/2010/12/fostering-a-fortune/

    The e-mail was written by Dr. Sebastian J. Ciancio, a urologist who practices in Danville, Ill. He told us he wrote it sometime in July to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh based on a second-hand report from an emergency-room physician he declined to name. "I really only know what the patient told the ER physician as reported to me through that physician," Ciancio said in an e-mail to us. We asked to speak with the doctor, and Ciancio told us he passed along our request. But we have not heard from this physician.

    I believe it's a sin of "bearing false witness" when someone shares a second or third hand story as "fact" when no research to chekc its credibility is made.

    (Note Koun Dog: I'm really aiming the above at the Good Doctor. I'm at least thankful you said you found this in an email.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    http://factcheck.org/2010/12/fostering-a-fortune/

    The e-mail was written by Dr. Sebastian J. Ciancio, a urologist who practices in Danville, Ill. He told us he wrote it sometime in July to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh based on a second-hand report from an emergency-room physician he declined to name. "I really only know what the patient told the ER physician as reported to me through that physician," Ciancio said in an e-mail to us. We asked to speak with the doctor, and Ciancio told us he passed along our request. But we have not heard from this physician.

    I believe it's a sin of "bearing false witness" when someone shares a second or third hand story as "fact" when no research to chekc its credibility is made.

    (Note Koun Dog: I'm really aiming the above at the Good Doctor. I'm at least thankful you said you found this in an email.)
    But there are millions who wouldn't hesitate to take the story as gospel, because it's what they want to hear.

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    No matter what the amount of money that they receive is there are people who do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSC View Post
    No matter what the amount of money that they receive is there are people who do this.
    So the FACTS presented being false, still make this email a good argument vs. the times this event is happening, right?

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    Does it happen? Yes. Is it the majority of people who receive benefits? No.

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    For the record, I dispose people who abuse the system. I posted this to see if anyone else had read this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    So the FACTS presented being false, still make this email a good argument vs. the times this event is happening, right?
    How do you know which person was being talked about and do you have any clue what that grandma gets from the state? FACTS are people do that for a living. I wasn't making any kind of argument. I was stating a fact myself. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom View Post
    Does it happen? Yes. Is it the majority of people who receive benefits? No.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmom View Post
    Does it happen? Yes. Is it the majority of people who receive benefits? No.
    I doubt if it's even a very large percentage, let alone a majority. Like many things, a small percentage of bad apples cast a shadow on others who are innocent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75center View Post
    I doubt if it's even a very large percentage, let alone a majority. Like many things, a small percentage of bad apples cast a shadow on others who are innocent.
    But, what makes it even worse, the bad apples are what people and politicians seize upon to build anti-welfare sentiment. And that sentiment is harmful to the majority of recipients.

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