I got a call earlier today from DHHS in the city where my daughter's dad lives. They needed to verify the amount of child support I am sending him, which means he's applying for government assistance. She already told me that they get food from the food bank regularly. He and his wife are both going to school full time and majoring in film. They are living off of student loans, and now apparently welfare. I think his wife works part time on weekends and he doesn't work at all.
I am a yellow dog Democrat and have no issue with public assistance being available, but it sort of chaps my *** that I went to school full time last year, and worked 25-30 hours a week the entire time because as the child support obligor I do not have the option of just deciding I don't want to work. Not only that but both of them felt the need to choose a major with some of the grimmest employment prospects imaginable. So I am fully expecting to get no help from them when she is ready to go to college herself.
No real point to this thread. Just needed to vent because my XH is a tool