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working while pregnant January 17, 2017
How To Take Maternity Leave When You Live Paycheck To Paycheck

When I found out that I was expecting, I started looking into my company’s maternity leave policy right away. Why? Well, because I did not know the details. Of course it was listed as a benefit in my hiring paperwork. But who looks at that stuff if you are not pregnant or if you are […]

April 9, 2012
The Dirty Truth About Welfare

As a liberal and democratic socialist, the topic of welfare is a hotbed one that most people will disagree with me on. First of all, I have little tolerance for those that berate the welfare system. Sentiments like the ones expressed below, strike me as both cruel and socially short-sighted: As Speaker of the House […]

tax receipt December 3, 2011
It’s Not Tax Season, But….

My BF recently got approved for food stamps. I’m very excited for him, because he struggles so much financially, and any type of help is such a blessing. In spite of what the naysayers (especially on City-Data) say, food stamps, welfare, and other social service programs are not some sort of noose around the taxpayers’ […]