12-07-2012, 07:07 PM #21
My real issue is I believe too many abuse the systems. I'm completely in favor of those who truly need the help to get it, but I feel a lot of people are just not motivated or use it as a way to "get back at the government".Click banner for tradelist
Dan LeFevour PC 178/283
12-07-2012, 08:26 PM #22
12-10-2012, 12:06 PM #23
My issue isn't with the people who get entitlements and need them. My issue is with the people who milk the sysytem. Living in a area with a high poverty rate I see a lot of system milking and I would disagree with the idea that SOME people take advantage. In fact, if forced into a corner I would wager that at least 50% of those in my area who get entitlements take advantage of it in some manner.
What do I consider "taking advantage" of the sysytem?...
- The most obvious is those who could work but refuse to.
- Those who have the money to buy beer and cigarettes and then use food stamps to buy food.
- Those who work odd jobs or work and get paid under the table and still draw benefits.
- A woman having a kid every two years because the welfare system provides for her needs during the pregnancy and during the first year or so after the baby is born. Along with the obvious scam of her "making a living" on welfare, the more kids she has the larger of a burden she becomes on the system. And yes, I know a woman like this. Not only does she have a kid every few years to keep getting benefits, her older children have been taken from her because of neglect. Yet she keeps right on having more and getting welfare for them.
12-11-2012, 01:02 PM #24
12-11-2012, 01:34 PM #25
12-11-2012, 02:24 PM #26
47.4 million people (another new all-time record) collecting food stamps at a a rate of $134/month.
143.5 million people are employed.
In essence, for every three workers we have one person collecting food stamps.
That's why many of us laugh when people throw out the "lower unemployment rate" as if it is a sign that the economy is improving.Buying "Broder" unlicensed sets and singles.
12-11-2012, 04:31 PM #27
the economy absolutely is improving, those that don't think aren't seeing it realistically. And not sure what can be done about the unemployment rate. Good portion of the unemployed are lazy or think they are too good for some jobs or think they shouldn't get a job because it is beneath them
12-11-2012, 04:38 PM #28
12-11-2012, 04:52 PM #29
12-11-2012, 05:22 PM #30