The squalid "projects" and substandard housing in Dallas hasn't put much of a dent in the number of welfare recipients, though there would likely be even more if the accomodations were more upscale. Hey, with Nobama a whole bunch of folks are going to end up on the government dole, and the large majority will translate to Democratic votes, though it was the Democratic programs that perpetuated their slavery to the welfare system.
Very well said Tony.
If the state of California or any state for that matter would require a monthly pop up drug test and deny those who didn't pass it, the number who received welfare would drop dramatically. It wouldn't cost near as much as the welfare itself.
I may be a bit draconian here, and this certainly goes against the grain of my long lost liberal background, but I would not give welfare to anyone who was able but would not work. Nor would I allow welfare mothers to have additional children they could not afford to provide for.
Actually, there is nothing in our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, or forefather's writings that indicate that welfare, education, or health care was supposed to be part of our government's role. Not that we have adhered to the Constitution or our forefather's wishes for a long time now.
Whenever the government gets its hands into something, pretty soon they are dictating it across the board and usually to the benefit of the monied interests or else their own self-interests (read "votes").
I couldn't agree more but the trouble with that is, the state would have to prove who was able to work and it would take so much money to investigate everyone. All they would need is a shyster doctor to declare they aren't fit for the workforce and there are plenty of those to go around.
I realize this is a very touchy subject for some but I would venture to say that more than 3/4 of the people who get government assistance could live without it. I realize that there comes a time in everyone's life where they need assistance but our government programs have enabled people to continue to live in poverty. I think maybe thats what was intended, not sure but thats the way it looks to me.
I don't know anything about getting assistance, I've been fortunate in my life and I've planned well but I personally know people who are on full disability from their employers, collecting that check and working full time for themselves making very good wages. Some of those people are even on food stamps, they have TennCare Insurance that cost them next to nothing when the guy next door who earns his living the hard way (honestly) can't qualify for TennCare because he makes too much money. I know people on welfare who are self employed, making good money, the same situation. I also know people who are on welfare that are able to work but don't care to bother, why should they when they can live for free.
The people who do this are very well versed on the system, they know how to get every dime they can squeeze out of the state. They know all the ins and outs of it all. I wouldn't even know where to begin.
I think all the government funded assistance should be abolished. In the state of Tennessee in my community when someone's house burns down or something like that, the community they live in come together and give them all the help they need. We have plenty of community food banks for those who are in need, stocked completely from people that have donated food, willing to help others. I think it should be taken care of at the community level. I've helped with a lot of this kind of community service. Why is it that we can see those who are on the take verses those who are in dire need and the government can't? Hmmmm.....
And speaking of women on welfare having more and more children. Just the other day I had a 24 year old girl tell me she was pregnant, she isn't married, has no job but she is so excited to have her baby. So I asked her why she was so happy when she was in a situation where she had no source of income and no one to help her with the baby. Guess what she told me? She said as soon as the baby was born she could get more welfare and some kind of hardship scholarship to go to nursing school for free! She said thats why she wanted to have a baby because it would enable her to go to school and she wouldn't have to pay for it. How do ya like that? Crazy huh? Its the mentality of a good portion of the voters out there now.