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    Re: Is wellfare today un-American?

    *******For that, we need social workers to reach out to them and provide mental health services. But good luck convincing people to pay taxes to help out others with conditions they can't help having.*******
    And with so many Ebenezer Scrooges around, this is not likely to improve.

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    Re: Is wellfare today un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    A ten second emotional response, via quick text, from the turtledude..
    This question deserves better.
    Good luck with that.

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    Re: Is wellfare today un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    A ten second emotional response, via quick text, from the turtledude..
    This question deserves better.
    Why not do some research, better yet, talk with a welfare recipient?
    I have been there(welfare line), its degrading... I'd rather starve, I think.
    I did felony arraignments for several years.

    Try again



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    Re: Is wellfare today un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    *******For that, we need social workers to reach out to them and provide mental health services. But good luck convincing people to pay taxes to help out others with conditions they can't help having.*******
    And with so many Ebenezer Scrooges around, this is not likely to improve.
    so you equate generosity with voting up the taxes of others?



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    Re: Is wellfare today un-American?

    I do NOT want one single dime of my taxpayer money to pay lazy people who won't work. Almost anyone can get a job. Why should they when the stupid government will pay them NOT TO WORK for TWO YEARS?!!

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    Re: Is wellfare today un-American?

    It is clear someone is unaware of our current jobmarket
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    Re: Is wellfare today un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by VoodooChild View Post
    SO THE BIG QUESTION...

    is it unamerican for the federal government to take my money and give it to someone else because they think they are entitled to it.


    MY TWO CENTS...

    America was partly founded on this idea of "the prusuit for happiness". to me it seems wellfare is more like the "gift of happiness". Is there an excuss to be on wellfare today? I dont understand how someone born and raised in Mexico that doesn't speak english can somehow cross the border illegally and find work to better their families back in Mexico but an American born and raised in this nation some how cant make ends meet. Is the American public making excusses for these people on wellfare, and by giving it to them are we just keeping them content with there current situation. I think so. It seems that a majority of people on wellfare keep repeating the same cycle generatin after generation. There are people getting wellfare that have things like cable TV, cellphones, Internet etc... I'm all about helping someone out, but if im going to give someone a helping hand its going to be on my terms. i want to decide if that person deserves my help, not the government deciding for me.
    I don't think accepting welfare is unAmerican.

    But I think those people who make a career out of welfare have clouded the initiative beyond redemption. When teen-aged girls in inner cities have job objectives that include having a baby and getting a check, we've obviously done something wrong with the system. When inner-city families lack dads because it'll cut back or eliminate public assistance, and we're destroying families with our programs, something is wrong with the system. When single moms on public assistance are allowed to be stay-at-home moms while the rest of society needs two working parents to pay their bills, something is wrong with the system.

    We've truly forgotten the old saw, "Public assistance is supposed to be a hand UP, not a hand out."
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    Re: Is wellfare today un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by chickie View Post
    I do NOT want one single dime of my taxpayer money to pay lazy people who won't work. Almost anyone can get a job. Why should they when the stupid government will pay them NOT TO WORK for TWO YEARS?!!
    Unemployment benefits doesn't go to people who won't work. Unemployment benefits go to people who can't find work, usually because there's no jobs available.

    And even if there were jobs available, the poor who can't afford a car may have trouble looking for a job, depending on where they live. This is because of either 1) lack of government-provided public tranpsortation in the area in which they live because the people there don't want to pay the taxes to fund it or 2) lack of federally-mandated sidewalks and bike paths on roads that the poor could use in lieu of a car.

    There are lots of poor people out there willing to work a job if 1) any jobs were available and 2) they had an affordable method of getting to work or looking for jobs.

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