I'm trying really hard to not believe this myth, because I know people legitimately need help. However, with the exception of myself, brother, and gramma, the rest of my family IS the myth. I cannot tolerate most of the people I'm related to.
My sis is 22, single and has had 2 children. One she thankfully gave up for adoption, the other my gramma has custody of. She still gets $500+ a month in food stamps for children she doesn't even have custody of. She lives with er bf, who makes as much if not more $ as my DH, and still begs my gramma for cash. It makes me sick. I know their bills (ads up to much less that ours) and there is no way they need to be begging my poor gramma for money when she has my niece and doesn't even get state aid. I don't know what crap they spend their $$ on, but they need to stop mooching.
It's really coloring my perception, and I wish it weren't.