If ever there was an example of what is wrong with the social welfare system in America today, it is Henrietta Hughes. You may remember her tearful pleas to the great Messiah Obama for her own kitchen and bathroom.
Well, it turns out poor helpless and hapless Henrietta is still waiting to be saved. Despite receiving a free house from a Republican no less (oh, those evil racist Republicans), Ms. Hughes is still working the system for a better life, rather than figuring out a way to change her circumstances on her own.
If you remember, Henrietta Hughes has a young and able body son, who together had some funny business going on with the sale of their homes. Despite significant money made there, Henrietta and her son cried broke and were living in her car. Today Henrietta and her son are taking computer courses and are claiming that the jobs are not there.
Sorry, but I call BS on these two. Are you telling me that with all the media attention Henrietta received back in Feb, she and her son could not hook up two minimum wage jobs until they could do better? What employer would not want the publicity of giving Ms. Hughes or her son a job? Heck, there was enough pity out there to land them a free house!
I looked up the minimum wage in Florida and it is $7.21 per hour. If both Henrietta and her son worked 40 hour each a week, they would bring home $288.40 each before taxes. Now lets say Uncle Sam was extra cruel and took $58.40 a week, each in taxes, Henrietta and her son would have about $460.00 a week combined or $1,840.00 a month combined.
If you look closely at the video above at the 2:00 mark, you will see Henrietta claims these expenses:
- $87.00 Tithes (notice this isn't highlighted in the video)
- $112.35 Storage
- $60.28 Car Insurance
- $50.00 Cash Loan
- $45.00 Visa
- $150.00 Gas
First of all, why is a woman that is living hand to mouth, giving away $87.00 an month in tithes? I am certain whatever church she belongs to would understand her dropping that figure to something a lot more reasonable, if not all together. Second, since Ms Hughes is living rent free in a large home, why is she still wasting $112.35 on storage? Ditching these two items, Ms. Hughes has about $300.00 in monthly overhead. Thus, leaving her and her son with $1,540.00 a month.
A quick Google search of rental property in Fort Myers Florida found some really hot finds. Check out this priced at $499-$935 a month (Damn if you can find anything this nice in NYC).
Now, I know this would be tight as far as budgets go, but come on, it is better than begging on national TV.
The problem with the Henrietta Hughes' of the world is that they feel if they work, they must have this awesome middle class life style with all the bells and whistles. Otherwise, why get off the dole? The truth is those of us who work for a living have to make do in all kinds of situations. I myself worked 3 part time jobs at one point in order to pay for college. However difficult it is, working is far better than getting jerked around by the government with all its red tape, rules and regulations.
So Henrietta, if you want a better life, stop the whining and the waiting! Instead get up off your ass and save yourself!
BTW: Did you know there is a Henriettahughes.com? Imagine that!