is it ok to mooch of the government by getting government pell grant for school?
I had a eve guest who criticized pel grant for poor people.
se want nuts.
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As long as you use it to get a job, and repay it with the taxes you are assumed to earn in the future, then I don't have a problem with people getting a pell grant. The bigger problem is that it is easier for people that don't have jobs, to qualify, instead of people busting their butts, trying to make a living. People that are working full time get turned down, when those are the hard workers that should be the ones earning extra help.
Imagine someone working two jobs trying to get their life together. Affording, and even finding time for going back to school might be impossible. This is also the type of person that is more likely to be turned down for a pell grant because they make too much. Why should someone that has never had a job, or contributed to the community, get a better opportunity than someone that is busting their butt in order to do the right thing? That is the kind of crap that bothers me. Government assistance should be going to the people that are trying to help themselves, not the lazy people that are looking for a way to avoid having to get a real job.2