Every once in a while (and by that, I mean, on a fairly regular basis), I stumble across Yet Another Rant About Welfare by people who know so painfully little about it that I feel a vague ache in my chest that I've come to realize is actually the seeds of homicidal rage. The political blogs that do it I pretty much blow off--I know they're making shit up for political gain. They
know they're making shit up for political gain. So whatever.
The other ones? I can still blow it off, but I am in a transitional computer place in my life.
It's just--it's so hard for people who haven't worked the cases or been the recipients to get
how hideously complex it can be because it looks easy from the outside. It does
, because federal law requires timelines on how long you have to approve/deny a case, so when everything is running smoothly, it does
look like it's walk-in, walk-out, anyone can do it. I didn't work every kind of case imaginable when I was a caseworker, but I saw, caseread, or heard about pretty much all of them. It's hard, from both sides. Period.
And then there's the rants about those that don't deserve it etc.( Collapse )