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Subject:  Re: Parent vs Child Assets Date:  8/10/2001  4:17 PM
Author:  NellieD Number:  4192 of 8558

Of course, in the intervening years, many states have enacted "welfare reform", so this practice may not be as prevalent as it once was.

Yes it has. Because people like you and your fraternity brothers abused the system and ruined it for others. This is exactly why this behavior is so intolerable and you don't recognize that people like you are exactly the problem that these measures were devised to stop. Now there are people who legitimately need the Food Stamps and they get kicked off the program in a few months.

When I was in college, no one I knew took Food Stamps, even the truly needy. They got jobs working at the dining halls, where they could get free food. The fact that Food Stamps freed up your money so you could buy alcohol is really not something to be proud of. And then you try to justify it bacause you've decided that "most food stamp recipients" spend their money this way, which probably isn't true, but even if it is, do you think those are the sort of people you should be emulating? And then you lied to your parents while they were getting stuck with tax bills in order to maximize your financial aid. Gosh, you learned so many good lessons in college.

Fraternities are also well known for assisting their members in cheating on tests and committing plargiarism. It sounds like your fraternity is a steller example of what is wrong with the Greek system at most colleges. Just because "everyone else" is doing something, doesn't make it right.

NellieD

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