- Posted July 11, 2014 by
Todays young people living in denial
I saw this story today about a woman who fell on some 'hard times' and she wrote an article that got published in the Washington Post. Her name is irrelevant because it is the premise of the article and the underlining lack of true understanding of what results from life's choices. The woman starts by painting a picture of two young, highly successful people who are new home owners with a family on the way. Then it turns sour. They over-bought a house too expensive for a starter because they have to look good, they both drive expensive cars (her Mercedes is part of the article), they are already knowing to have a reduced income on maternity leave and I'd bet the farm they lived with tons of credit debt. Then the big guy loses his job which is the major part of the bills. So what did they learn? I am not sure because I couldn't sit through the entire interview without fear of throwing up. People today think they are all millionaires and then it happens - they get a wakeup call to reality and who they really are. This woman was asked why she had the Mercedes still and her answer was that she wasn't on SNAP she was on WIC like that is supposed to make it better. She doesn't get that she keeps her expensive car while tax payers foot the bill for vouchers, food stamps or whatever assistance they took. She said it was easier because they didn't check her out so they kept most of their stuff. Typical scammers. Aren't you glad you helped them keep their Mercedes and Mini-Mansion?