Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
I had a relative in section 8 housing. I was there many times. It had a 'manager' in a downstairs apartment that was almost normal. All the other residents were not normal. The few that were closer to normal took some care of the others. The residents didn't have the capacity to do much of anything consistently and or acceptably; and, not due to the lack of desire. Some would spend all the money and vouchers they would get immediately. My relative managed the money for some others so they could get through the month; but, he would also sometimes need to be rescued finically. What some are essentially arguing in this thread is that we would be better off if these people didn't survive. They are correct in as much as we'd be better off financially.
No argument here.What some are essentially arguing in this thread is that we would be better off if these people didn't survive.
If someone wants to be irresponsible financially, do so with their money.
No capacity? Are you serious?Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then
Then I guess we fail as a nation for not teaching the average American the simplest of math. Damn, if you can balance a checkbook, you can set aside some sort of rudimentary budget.
I've taken psychology, and at no point in the class did I learn that most human beings are born with a complete ineptitude toward counting and common sense.Have you visited them? Have you had conversations with them on various occasions? Have you taken classes like Child Growth and Development, Phycology I & II, Sociology, etc.
I refuse to accept the concept of babying these people. It's absurd, disgusting, and morally repugnant. Where I come from, you chop off a gangrenous limb so it doesn't kill the entire body.
I would never begrudge any man a drink, especially if suffering under hard times.
Who left the fridge open?
I wish you could see the $513 check we get each month for our rent, bills,3 childrens needs and then $789 in foodstamps. There is no discounted rent etc. Section 8 is closed so wd manage by getting a little cup and sitting on the Vegas strip to suoplement our income. Other than selling drugs or prostituting I don't see how anyone can live on this. I think people generalize too much. I'm a college graduate that speaks 3 languages and I can't find a decent job to save my life.Letting people just die is cruel because thats what it would come to for millions.
Absolutely not, very few things tick me off more than some dumbass with an iPhone in an SUV picking up prescriptions covered under Medicaid. We should not subsidize poor financial planning.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates