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  • Welfare should be left to the feds

    4 7.41%
  • Welfares should be left to the states

    18 33.33%
  • Welfare should be managed by both feds & states

    18 33.33%
  • There should be no welfare

    9 16.67%
  • IDK/Other

    5 9.26%
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    Re: Welfare

    When we're discussing "welfare", just what does that entail? I think most of us would include TANF, and perhaps subsidized housing. Food stamps could be seen as both welfare and agricultural subsidy. Social Security? Is that welfare? Medicare? Medicaid? What is welfare, anyway?
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    When we're discussing "welfare", just what does that entail? I think most of us would include TANF, and perhaps subsidized housing. Food stamps could be seen as both welfare and agricultural subsidy. Social Security? Is that welfare? Medicare? Medicaid? What is welfare, anyway?
    All of it. If it's used to increase the general welfare of it's users, then it's welfare
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    All of it. If it's used to increase the general welfare of it's users, then it's welfare
    even if you spend 45 years paying into the system? Social Security is not welfare...
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    Re: Welfare

    I voted states, but prefer even more localized community based management, with ties to a nationwide computer based record of who is receiving what.....to keep out the scammers.
    And I would pay rewards to those who turn in the scammers.....
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    All of it. If it's used to increase the general welfare of it's users, then it's welfare
    So, that would include tax breaks, subsidies, government funded projects, the whole nine yards. Personally, I'd end most of it.
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    even if you spend 45 years paying into the system? Social Security is not welfare...
    In that case, no. Disability and such are
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, that would include tax breaks, subsidies, government funded projects, the whole nine yards. Personally, I'd end most of it.
    Yessir. I would end personal tax breaks, most subsidies, and pointless government projects. Welfare needs reform, all of it
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    In that case, no. Disability and such are
    I would have to agree if you apply it to all Disability. Disable veterans have clearly earned their disability payments, it is not welfare, but something earned.

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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I would have to agree if you apply it to all Disability. Disable veterans have clearly earned their disability payments, it is not welfare, but something earned.
    But it is still welfare. I agree that it is well earned and should be of little to no penalty of the vet, but it is still welfare. I would more than likely leave disabilitily for vets untouched or maybe even add money into it. Our vets are not given the respect that they deserve
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I'm not sure TBH, I do believe that Welfare should be tied to some kind of work program/education program in order to improve the lives of the people on welfare so that they can eventually get out of the program.
    I feel the same. Who runs the program? That doesn't matter to me so long as the program is run to help and not coddle.

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