The fact that two parent families who are both capable of working feel no shame in begging for money on GoFundMe, is everything that is wrong with America.
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Here’s our latest GoFundMe scam of the week from Millbury….
Oh for fuck’s sake. I can’t take anymore of these sob stories. What is wrong with our society when a two parent family feels the need to beg for money on GoFundMe in order to do what everyone else does on their own? I mean, as a man, how can you even have your name attached to this and not bow your head in shame? Back in the day when men were men we were taught to have something called “pride” in ourselves. Even during the Great Depression there were guys holding signs like this:
Not anymore though. If this guy was alive in 2016 he’d stay home, start a GoFundMe page, and watch the donations roll in. Instead of a GoFundMe, why not make a post about getting these people jobs that they allegedly can’t find? Wouldn’t that be more productive and helpful? Because this cash is gonna be gone shortly, and then what? Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
I mean, it says he does “carpentry and construction” but he can’t find work because it’s the winter. Ummmm…is this their first winter? How did he survive previous winters with this alleged lack of work? Does he not have a plan? Jesus H. Christ, how freaking hard is it to think about the future? I know a million people in landscaping. They all know that when the winter comes people aren’t gonna need their lawns mowed. So they plow. Problem solved. Apparently this Dad grew up in Tahiti and had no idea that seasonal changes affect work.
And if Dad is out of work, then why is he on Facebook looking for new workers?
So let get this straight. This guy can’t find work, but he’s out looking for workers? Ummmm….why not just hire yourself dude? Might help.
Oh yea, and they moved in in October and the landlord is already trying to evict them? Yea, that sounds believable. Give me a break. Do you understand how hard it is for landlords to evict deadbeat tenants with kids? And if they’re $200 short on rent, then why the hell are they trying to raise $5,000?
And don’t give me this Mom is disabled bullshit either. We’re living in a state where the government is basically begging to throw money at you. If she’s been denied twice for SSD, then it’s probably for a really good reason. Ya know, because she CAN work. So when people donate to this cause, does that mean that the money is going to pay for her lawyer so she can continue to fight this losing battle for free entitlements?
Here’s an idea, instead of trying to get your friends in on the pyramid scheme known as “Herbalife,” spend that time getting a real job that actually pays real money and pays your real bills:
And maybe you should throw a resume or two up on Monster and look into updating your LinkedIn profile, because I don’t think anyone is looking to hire a professional “stay at home Mom.”
Not that there’s anything wrong with being a stay at home mom. It’s just that LinkedIn is supposed to be a place where you meet people to become involved in professional circles. That’s not how LinkedIn works.
The bottom line is there are a million different charities and organizations who help families like this during the holiday season. If they wanted help they could go there. But the problem is that when they do that then the money goes directly to Christmas presents. Not with a GoFundMe though. With a GoFundMe it goes directly into your bank account and then you can spend it on whatever you want. Like lawyers fees, and Herbalife.
I’m sure these people are lovely. But what the hell happened to self respect and dignity? I mean, these are able bodied adults. Making ends meet at Christmas isn’t easy for anyone. We’re all figuring out ways to make sure Santa comes, get our heating bills paid, and try not to crash our cars on Worcester’s infamously well-paved roads without being reduced to begging for it on the Internet.
P.S. Spare us the nonsense about shaming. The reason we’re at where we’re at right now is because we don’t shame enough. The fear of being publicly shamed is what keeps people honest.