No Lives Matter
"The Government" is not a single entity that can be described. Perhaps the Federal Government does if it saves it money; but States currently see matching (or increased) Federal funds in return for enrolling people on aid programs. So currently State officials are able to "get" $3 of welfare spending for every $1 that they spend - in turn creating a solid bloc constituency to support their reelection. So the incentives for Federal agents are split (do you want to save money or claim credit for 'helping the poor'), whereas the incentives for State agents are heavily tilted towards enrolling as many as possible in order to get that "free" federal money.We will have to disagree because I am sure there are so many programs out here that people do not know about and guess what? The gov likes it that way as the less the poor take advantage of these programs the more money it saves them.
social workers generally work in fusion products with the Federal, State, and Local governments. which ones do you think are telling them not to inform the poor about available programs and what is your evidence that this is happening? Given that "advocacy" groups have been forced to seek liberalization of benefits in order to continue to justify their existance (and dues) rather than maximization of enrollment in current benefits, it seems that all the available signals we are recieving indicates that you are incorrect.I would not doubt that social workers are told not to tell folks about certain programs unless they are asked about them
which they would be able to read? our inner-city poor have schools that are so far beyond substandard as to make it worth questioning whether or not they deserve first world status. our "welfare" system is a labyrinth of competing, overlapping, mutually exclusive, reinforcing, irreconcilable Federal, State, and Local entitlements. I highly doubt that anyone could create a single product that covers them in their entirety in such a manner as to make the subject matter approachable.Too much digging when the poor should get a huge book about any and all help that is out here for them as soon as they seek welfare.
Last edited by cpwill; 04-17-11 at 10:12 PM.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
CP I think you're making a causal relationship error. A study would like find things much more complex than you would like them to be.Originally Posted by CPWill
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.