Originally Posted by FStyles
Not that anyone will read this with any interest now on the 3rd/4th page, but my folks and I came here from China with not a penny over $200 and a dream. Neither were educated or spoke a lick of Engrish, I was 4, and we knew no one. (when i say $200, I mean it. No bank account, just had 10 $20's) I won't ramble on with any sob stories, but we were pretty piss poor. No one to turn to back home and definately no one to help here. We were on legit visas but we never once took a penny from the gov't other than the free education and free meals provided to me.
Our story started around 20 years ago. Arrived with absolutely nothing in assets. Family and friends gave us 5 items: a 10 year old Plymouth Colt hatchback, a 19" television, and 3 bicycles. My dad drove the car to deliver pizza while my mom rode bicycle to occupational college. We were also supported by welfare, medicare, and foodstamps.
Today my parents own their newly-constructed house outright, as well as all of the vehicles in their household. My 2 sisters are halfway through their PharmD programs, which I partially fund having been in the pro workforce for a few years. There's nothing wrong with and no shame in using government funds for their intended purposes. Last week I bought 1 pair of shoes that cost more than the value of my parent's Colt and their 2 subsequent cars. Had someone told them that in 1990, they probably wouldve suffered a seizure