I am thankful that Obama won last night. I am not a political person AT ALL, but this meant a lot to me.
Call me what you want- Welfare Queen, looking for a handout, poor, greedy, lazy, unmotivated, unproductive, etc. Whatever, I've heard it all. But the truth is, I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3. Two of them that have health issues. One of them is on SSI/D right now for her health issues. While SHE doesn't need the money, I do. There is no one around who can watch her while I work, that has knowledge of her condition. Sure, I could take the time and train someone, but that would likely leave them saying "This is too much. I change my mind." or they ignore what I said, and freak out when she has an episode. Not to mention, Gianna is sick so often, that it wouldn't even be possible for me to hold a job for long. I'd be leaving early often, or calling out more than they'd like, or I'd need to take too many days off for appointments. Gianna sees a specialist about an hour and a half away every 8 weeks or so. And if she gets sick with a fever, we have to go up that same day.
So, call me a mooch. I don't care. I am a stay-at-home mom who's thankful that Obama cares about us poor people. About our sick children. About those of us who otherwise would have been forgotten, or who would have suffered if he were not president. I've worked since I was 16 years old. My husband has been working since he was 15. We are 28 and 30 years old. We have paid into the government just as much as the next person. I deserve this time to care for my children the way they deserve to be cared for so that they may be the healthiest they can be, and the productive citizens of the USA that you all want them to be.