Didn't see a thread for tonight's show, so I thought I'd start one.
I'm not normally one who's judgmental about people needing assistance, but it does rather irk me that spoiled rotten Chelsea, who's basically totally dependent on her father for everything and is constantly getting pedicures, going out to dinner with Daddy, and being treated to expensive concerts/hotel rooms for her and her friends for her birthday, is on Medicaid. How about she gets off her duff and DOES something and in exchange for that, Daddy treats her to some health insurance instead of another meal or concert or month's housing? I hate the whole "unworthy welfare mother" stereotype with a passion, and it's people like Chelsea who feed it. And by the way, I had all four wisdom tooth removed surgically at once, I ended up with one of them being impacted and very painful, and I never once required a wheelchair. Geez!
Similarly, I wish that Jenelle and Kieffer, who seem to find the money for drugs and bail but not for food, would have had to do something in exchange for the grocery cart of food they rolled out of that food bank. They're both capable of doing something like helping stock shelves etc. and neither of them were employed, so I don't think it's like asking someone who's incapable or overwhelmed by other responsibilities to give up a couple of hours of his/her time in exchange for quite a bit of food for two people. Somehow I suspect if they were asked to give the food bank even two hours of volunteering time a week, they'd have left without the food, because they're just exactly self-involved. It's not like I want to see anyone go hungry, but they seemed to think it was just one grand plan to keep them going indefinitely as opposed to a stop gap solution, which is the way most people would see it. I don't think it was close to their only option--it was just the easiest.
On the other hand, I was really impressed by how well that food bank was run and how hard that woman tried to explain how to use the fresh vegetables when Jenelle showed next to no interest in them. I think she really cares about those who come in and seeing that they eat well.