Originally Posted by DumnMad
DOJ ; Use your imagination! 3 different fathers shows an irresponsible choice of guys. Since they aint around to pick up the tab they are probably Hobos and they might even be Afloat.
Well, that's the problem -- too much imagination, and not enough hard facts. For instance, those programs that help with heat are not indefinite. Neither are food
stamps, nor WIC (which would not be available to an older sailior living on his or her boat anyway).
And as someone pointed out, one of the big problems is keeping a roof over one's head
I think we should keep it to the topic at hand -- we're complaining about older people with few resources but a boat to protect them from the elements, and just as we've seen a lot of assumptions made about landlubbers on hard times, we see this about people living on their boats as well. Someone threw in my face a couple of weeks ago that since I live on my boat, I 'don't pay property taxes
.' Well, I do, being in a marina and paying rent like any other renter.