I have received two emails this last week that contradict one another. I have to say I have never believed the first although I have seen it a dozen times or more. It just sounds ridiculous.
That said, the second sounds much more believable.
From your position in the system can you comment?
A Ford Dealer's Report
From Tom Selkis' (Latham Ford) Facebook –
True story yesterday at the dealership. "I'll try to make this as short and to the point as I can.
One of my salesmen here had a woman in his office yesterday wanting to lease a brand new Focus. As he was reviewing her credit application with her he noticed she was on social security disability.
He said to her you don't look like you're disabled and unable to work.
She said well I'm really not. I could work if I wanted to, but I make more now than I did when I was working and got hurt (non-disabling injury). She said the gov't sends her $1500.00 a month in 1 check. And she gets $700.00 a month on an EBT card (food stamps), and $800.00 a month for rent. Oh yeah, and 250 minutes free on her phone. That is just south of $3500.00 a month.
When she was working, she was taking home about $330.00 per week. Do the math and then ask yourself why should she go back to work. If you multiply that by millions of people, you start to realize the scope of the problem we face as a country.
Once the socialists have 51% of the population in that same scenario, we are finished.
The question is when do we cross that threshold if we haven't already, and there are not enough people working to pay enough taxes to support the non-working people? Riots?? Be prepared to protect your homes.
She didn't lease the Focus here because the dealer down the road beat our deal by $10.00/month. Glad to know she is so frugal with her hard earned money."
Most of the time, people on Social Security Disability draw roughly $600 - $650 per month. Most people on SSDI do not get food stamps, or what they're calling an EBT card because they make too much money on SSDI (go figure). I don't know anyboby nor have I ever heard of anybody getting ANY kind of rent subsidy from any government (Federal or State) agency. As to free phone minutes for the disabled... no way.
IF this person had a big family with lots of kids at home, she MIGHT qualify for some food stamps, but I seriously doubt it would be over $500/month. I don't know if AFDC (state-run Aid for Families with Dependent Children) would pay anything on rent or not, but maybe if a family lived in Section 8 housing (mostly sub-standard projects) they might get a subsidy or rent on a sliding scale.