Basically, Inkscape is not adding my stroke paint into the final result when I use the Difference tool. Same thing for the Exclusion tool. I can't just change the size of what I need to be a difference because it's text, converted to a path, ungrouped, and put into a union. Here a picture to demonstrate what I mean:
So, how do I fix this? Is there a workaround that I don't know about or am I missing something silly?