NAIRB said:Personally, I am against bashing anyone who struggles in life. We are supposed to be the greatest nation on earth, but we are quickly falling towards a class system of rich/poor.
There is no great benefit living off of welfare. Welfare or working for minimum wage is still a piss poor existence.
I've been to the bottom myself, and I know how hard it is to get up off the floor.
I have no easy answer for anyone who struggles in life other than to believe that there is more to life than to merely consider success to be a wad of cash.
I pay $500.00 per month for my group health insurance. I make good money, but if you deduct the healthcare costs and the taxes, I make a very meager amount of bring home cash.
I cannot fathom what it's like for those that are actually mentally challenged or cannot earn a decent wage.
Wellfare hear is a short term deal, To help people tell they find work. rent money, food stamps and Medical. But its not forever. After 911 I hear all kind of stories about people not being able to find work any where. selling all there stuff trying to keep there house not being able to sell it. We had a tent city where people were living because they lost everything. So you would kick them to the curb! Tell you have been there Needing help not by you own doing and can't find a job to save your life you will sing a diffrent tune.Beenaway2long said:Craig,
I am very familiar with the system. I see abuses of BOTH programs on a daily basis. I like to know where I am spending my money.
Where does that $1,500/month come from? And how much is his Section 8 housing allowance in addition to the $1,500? Food Stamps? OK, lets break that down. $1,500 a month x 12 equals 18,000 a year, divided by 2080 (Working hours in a year) constitutes a wage of $8.65 an hour for doing nothing! Thats above minimum wage. Why is it fair for a family to have Mom or Dad working full time at a Mc Donalds for less money than Welfare?
The "Government" gets it from somewhere. Yes, that would be the working class. Taxpayers. Overburdened taxpayers. The burgeoning cases of welfare and diability is killing the middle class. Couple that with less good paying jobs....ouch.
There is nothing in our constitution that states we need to provide for other people. Prior to Welfare and Workmans Comp/Disability, the FAMILY took care of their own. The indigent went to the church for charity. (A primary reason why a churches revenue was never taxed.) Welfare has broke the family unit. They no longer have to depend on each other. The Government will take care of them. So now we have splintered the family unit... how do we get them back together? How do we get people to provide for themselves? At some point, we have to turn the tables back , so that those who provide for themselves do not have to shoulder the burnden of those who won't. Leave them for their families or their churches to provide for them. I take care of my family. Its time others did.