This article, though anecdotal, is disturbing. Social services are necessary to get people through those rough patches in life. However, when you start to consider it a right, take advantage of the goodness of others, or many other disturbing things represented in this article, it makes people like me rethink their position on public assistance. I recently read a story retold about a man growing up during the depression. He noted that they took only the assistance they needed, tried to always to look like they weren’t on assistance and always looking for opportunity to get off the assistance. Today there are too many that treat assistance as a right that cannot be taken away and expect special treatment because of it.