Obnoxious Restrictions

January 31, 2012 § 1 Comment

When reading “Latinas on the Fault Lines of Citizenship,” I couldn’t help but feel a bout of sadness for the situation that’s going on for many people in the United States. Even though the woman in which this essay is about was interviewed in the nineties, sadly this is something that is still seen all over even in 2012. The situation I am speaking of is what people have to go through in order to simply feed their children and put a roof over their heads.

After seeing all of the obstacles that Myrna Cardenas had to go through just to simply have enough money to give her three children these things that everyone deserves. It really is sad to see how difficult it is to feed your child and to be able to support them properly. As it says in the essay, many people believe that people who are on welfare are just lazy people who don’t want to work, but just by reading this very short essay, it is pretty obvious that that is not the case to many, if not most of the people.

I believe that this is something that the 99% and everyone who partakes in the Occupy movement is trying to fight, the fact that someone who is a hard worker is suffering because of all the obnoxious restrictions that this country has put them on.

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§ One Response to Obnoxious Restrictions

  • sbarell says:

    I was also very sad reading this essay. This woman was in a constant struggle to give her family the bare necessities. It highlights the fact that people take things in their lives for granted that others struggle to obtain. I think that people on welfare are given such a bad reputation because of specific individuals that you either know or have heard of that are lazy, and working the system. People need to move past this stereotype because not everyone can survive without welfare assistance, even with working their lives away. It is just sad to read this essay and think about how many families are in a constant battle to get through the day because of their financial situations.

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