View Poll Results: How should welfare be handled?

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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

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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    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.
    The program would run better if handed to the states with federal regulations IMO. The need and use will be different from state to state so blanketing the entire system wouldn't do much good and would ultimately be wasteful/inefficient
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    The program would run better if handed to the states with federal regulations IMO. The need and use will be different from state to state so blanketing the entire system wouldn't do much good and would ultimately be wasteful/inefficient
    Society at this point, with mass culture is pretty homogeneous. I am not sure this would really accomplish anything.

    But again, it doesn't matter to me.

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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Just curious, but please list all government programs which YOU define as welfare or welfare programs.
    From my point of view, the day you receive one cent more from the government than you have put in, is the day when one goes from being an asset to a liability.

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    Re: Welfare

    Helping those that are down should be handled by families, churches, neighbors and communities. That's the right way.
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Helping those that are down should be handled by families, churches, neighbors and communities. That's the right way.
    In a perfect world...

    But even churches have a hard time getting people in the doors these days. Neighbors and communities are, too often, are not neighborly and communal. It's the "me" generation.

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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    From my point of view, the day you receive one cent more from the government than you have put in, is the day when one goes from being an asset to a liability.
    So I assume that since the supreme count made corporations "persons". Your point of view also applies to corporations?

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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Helping those that are down should be handled by families, churches, neighbors and communities. That's the right way.
    That's how we handled it before our population grew to huge levels and moved into cities away from extended families. It became impractical, and likely impossible, for regular people and private institutions to take care of those who were down. Because of that, government institutions were formed to pick up the slack. Therefore, while it may be "right" in a moral or ethical sense depending on who you ask, it's just not going to work.

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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    From my point of view, the day you receive one cent more from the government than you have put in, is the day when one goes from being an asset to a liability.
    That would include 31 of the 50 states, most of them red states. What states receive more federal tax dollars than they pay in
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    Re: Welfare

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    In a perfect world...

    But even churches have a hard time getting people in the doors these days. Neighbors and communities are, too often, are not neighborly and communal. It's the "me" generation.
    when one of our kids or grandkids needs a million bucks worth of brain surgeries, rehab, etc. the churches and family and neighbors can't handle it....
    I know several "conservatives" who turn liberal when it is one of their own who needs such help....
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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.
    Agreed. If done right, I really don't care who runs it.

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