View Poll Results: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

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    19 24.05%
  • Keep it, but it needs SEVERE reform.

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  • End it

    15 18.99%
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    7 8.86%
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Thread: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    Good for you.
    Very.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    It's remained so long because once an entitlement begins, it's nearly impossible to end as people start to rely on it. Look at how nuts people get in Europe when their leaders start to talk about cutting entitlements.

    I object to it because I don't think it's fair that one person should be forced to financially support another. I also think it often keeps the recipient from reaching their potential, as they're bypassing much of what are the really tough times that build ones character by accepting long term assistance. I also think it's bad for families, as times always get tough in relationships, especially marriages, and knowing you can get long term money that could help take the place of a spouse is an option that wouldn't be there without welfare. Another problem that I have is that it's administered by the government, who has a history of corruption and inefficiency, which is even more of a waste of our tax dollars.

    There is a difference between the unexpected heartfelt gifts that people used to give each other during hard times to help one another out and today's entitlements, which are expected and come in the form a nameless check from the government.

    I'm going to bed now, so if you reply, I'll have to catch you tomorrow. Goodnight Specklebang.
    Excellent post, JC.

    Be well.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    It's remained so long because once an entitlement begins, it's nearly impossible to end as people start to rely on it. Look at how nuts people get in Europe when their leaders start to talk about cutting entitlements.

    I object to it because I don't think it's fair that one person should be forced to financially support another. I also think it often keeps the recipient from reaching their potential, as they're bypassing much of what are the really tough times that build ones character by accepting long term assistance. I also think it's bad for families, as times always get tough in relationships, especially marriages, and knowing you can get long term money that could help take the place of a spouse is an option that wouldn't be there without welfare. Another problem that I have is that it's administered by the government, who has a history of corruption and inefficiency, which is even more of a waste of our tax dollars.

    There is a difference between the unexpected heartfelt gifts that people used to give each other during hard times to help one another out and today's entitlements, which are expected and come in the form a nameless check from the government.

    I'm going to bed now, so if you reply, I'll have to catch you tomorrow. Goodnight Specklebang.
    Well, we've talked it to death and I'm sure we can meet in the middle with a much, much more efficient system that uses better judgement. Not sure about privatizing it though.

    See ya tomorrow.

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    I certainly agree with treatment -- especially as an alternative to prison. But it all costs money.
    Nothing is free my friend but the welfare is so corrupt with millions of people on it who don't deserve it........Like I said earlier start from scratch and any applicant would have to be drug tested before they qualify...........
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Drug testing?!?
    New Hope for the Wretched era

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Other.....
    There may not even be a problem............other than fear and ignorance...

    Automation, IMO, began hundreds of thousands years ago , with the simple lever, and those with the weak minds have been struggling to catch up ever since...
    A second class education system helps not....

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Drug testing?!?
    Where does all the money for drugs and other crap come from in the first place ????????
    Maybe welfare recipicants should be drug tested....maybe...

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    It's remained so long because once an entitlement begins, it's nearly impossible to end as people start to rely on it. Look at how nuts people get in Europe when their leaders start to talk about cutting entitlements.

    I object to it because I don't think it's fair that one person should be forced to financially support another.If we had a far better quality of people, this "forcing " would NOT be necessary ! I also think it often keeps the recipient from reaching their potential, as they're bypassing much of what are the really tough times that build ones character by accepting long term assistance. I also think it's bad for families, as times always get tough in relationships, especially marriages, and knowing you can get long term money that could help take the place of a spouse is an option that wouldn't be there without welfare. Another problem that I have is that it's administered by the government, who has a history of corruption and inefficiency, which is even more of a waste of our tax dollars.

    There is a difference between the unexpected heartfelt gifts that people used to give each other during hard times to help one another out and today's entitlements, which are expected and come in the form a nameless check from the government.

    I'm going to bed now, so if you reply, I'll have to catch you tomorrow. Goodnight Specklebang.
    But, of course, we do not..
    Greed and selfishness rule the day !
    Man has failed...
    But things do not have to stay this way.
    Thru a really good education system, conditions can and will improve...
    Has anyone ever had a heart to heart discussion with a welfare recipient ??

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    Re: Welfare: Keep, Reform or End?

    Part of me would like to see it ended altogether, just to witness the horror of idiot Cons, who weren't expecting the bloodbath. My guess is that, within a fortnight, the Conservative stratum would either convert or be beheaded, as it were. lulz

    "OMG! I never anticipated such a reaction!". duuuuuuuh

    It's a peculiarity of Cons, that they cannot comprehend why someone wouldn't be willing to quietly lie down and die.

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