See, that’s kind of the point. Without government assistance during (at least two) points in my life, those hard times were *just* difficult financially.
They weren’t *crippling*. But they would have been without government assistance. I would have never been able to recover. It wasn’t fun. It was humiliating. But those programs were the difference between things being bad and disaster.
So yeah, you can’t tell that I ever needed welfare from my job or my degrees or my house or my (current) income.
That’s the fucking point.