Brandi from Tampa, FL

Faces of the Federal Budget

My husband lost his job when we were expecting our second child together. W had just had our first and he had lost his job during that pregnancy as well. We hoped he would have good luck finding something else again.
It didn't work out very well. He kept finding jobs that barely paid and wanted lots of hours. He wasn't able to be with me in the hospital when I had to have an emergency cesarean with our last baby because he had to work so much. No matter how much he worked it just wasn't enough. We were on food stamps, WIC, and Medicaid for several years.
This past year he finally found a position that pays him enough for us to buy our own food. Government assistance kept us and our children healthy until we could take care of ourselves again.

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