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  • tax payer funded assistance for the poor(food stamps/snap, WIC, section 8 and etc.)

    41 58.57%
  • corporate welfare(tax breaks, subsidies/grants and ect.)

    6 8.57%
  • foreign aid(financial aid, military aid and etc.)

    18 25.71%
  • other

    15 21.43%
  • None of the above.

    21 30.00%
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    What kind of welfare do you support?

    What kind of welfare do you support?

    tax payer funded assistance for the poor(food stamps/snap, WIC, section 8 and etc for the poor.)
    corporate welfare(tax breaks, subsidies/grants and etc to companies)
    foreign aid(financial aid, military aid and etc to foreign countries.)
    other
    None of the above.



    I support tax payer funded assistance for the poor with some restrictions. I do not support corporate welfare and foreign aid.
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    Re: What kind of welfare do you support?

    I picked only welfare for the poor, and it should be limited and under strict quid-pro-quo conditions. It should be a net, not a hammock. It should be based on how much you've paid into it. So for instance, if you've worked many years and paid into the system, you get a longer, higher pay-out if and when you collect unemployment.

    I don't think it should go to people who year after year refuse to help themselves.

    And as far as corporate welfare goes: hell-to-the-NO.
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    Re: What kind of welfare do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What kind of welfare do you support?

    tax payer funded assistance for the poor(food stamps/snap, WIC, section 8 and etc.)
    corporate welfare(tax breaks, subsidies/grants and ect.)
    foreign aid(financial aid, military aid and etc.)
    other
    None of the above.


    I support tax payer funded assistance for the poor with some restrictions. I do not support corporate welfare and foreign aid.
    In order that I might better answer the poll, would you share your definition of corporate welfare ( examples may help )

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    Re: What kind of welfare do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What kind of welfare do you support?

    tax payer funded assistance for the poor(food stamps/snap, WIC, section 8 and etc.)
    corporate welfare(tax breaks, subsidies/grants and ect.)
    foreign aid(financial aid, military aid and etc.)
    other
    None of the above.



    I support tax payer funded assistance for the poor with some restrictions. I do not support corporate welfare and foreign aid.
    I looked at negative income tax systems and they seem to make sense, if they are well constructed. That way you avoid all the bureaucracy otherwise associated with social programs.

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    Re: What kind of welfare do you support?

    It depends on what you mean. What's it for? Who/what is it given to? In conjunction with what else? Under what circumstance?

    I can think of approaches to welfare I would support for any of these. I can think of approaches to welfare I wouldn't support for any of these.

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    Re: What kind of welfare do you support?

    Ultimately I believe that government should never give any money out that is not in exchange for services rendered or goods received. That said, there are things that I would be willing to allow.

    Tax payer funded assistance is allowable, however, I do not support the structure of the current systems. For the most part they do not encourage the removal of the individual from the system nor are they structured such that the individual is weaned off the system instead of being cut off abruptly once a certain line is crossed. That is before you even look at the inefficiency of the "red tape"

    Subsidies and grants are right out, and tax breaks could really end up on what one considers a "tax break". Like many things these days, those opposed to something will apply labels that may not be exactly right or wrong. Of course I recognize that all taxes that are applied to businesses are then passed on either to the consumer or in the form of a loss of some part to the employees, so I honestly don't think that businesses should be taxed, thus rendering the issue of tax breaks moot.

    Foreign aid is rather tricky and very individualistic. I would say that military aid, be it for military or disaster relief purposes, would be preferable over straight financial. If at all financial should only come after any civilian efforts, and even then needs to be considered very carefully. Certainly if we find that any aid we send is not reaching those intended or is not used for the intended purposes, we should cease it.

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    Re: What kind of welfare do you support?

    I only favor outright welfare payments to any person not physically or mentally proven to be not capable of work. That is an act of compassion and we cannot let people starve or die through no fault of their own.
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    Re: What kind of welfare do you support?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I only favor outright welfare payments to any person not physically or mentally proven to be not capable of work. That is an act of compassion and we cannot let people starve or die through no fault of their own.
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    Re: What kind of welfare do you support?

    I support tax payer funded assistance for the poor(food stamps/snap, WIC, section 8 and etc.) However they system needs heavily reformed. I do not believe in giving hand outs to any able bodied person but I do believe in giving persons the opportunity to help themselves. Many aspects of our current system gives little motivation for people to reach beyond the role of government assistance recipient.

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    Re: What kind of welfare do you support?

    Civic welfare. I'm not sure if I agree with all the examples you listed under welfare for the poor; where i come from it's civic welfare.
    Unemployment benefits, pensions, social security that sort of thing.

    If you consider other expenditures under welfare, like maternity leave and free education and free healthcare then I support those too under certain conditions (like universal healthcare =/= obamacare).

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