The famous artist, Christine Rosamond Benton, was on welfare for a year before she was discovered by Ira Cohen ( not Kaplan as Julie Lynch said) who owned Ira Roberts Gallery on Lacienega in LA. Christine could not work and support her three year old daughter, Shannon Rosamond, at the same time.
Heather Hanson was receiving food stamps, she a working mother with a child to support.
I have helped several people get SSI, and am helping a homeless Vet at this moment.
Obama’s campaign tried to keep the focus on Romney’s closed door remarks by releasing an online video that argued “Romney thinks more than half of senior citizens ‘don’t ‘care for their lives.’”
It played portions of the remarks that Romney delivered to donors while being secretly recorded in which he said nearly half of voters support Obama who pay no federal income tax, are dependent on government and believe they are victims. “My job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” Romney said in the recording, made in May and published this week on the Mother Jones website.
Senior citizens receiving Medicare make up about 15 percent of those getting federal benefits; about 22 percent of those not paying income tax are seniors who get tax breaks that offset their income.