posted on Jan, 15 2016 @ 07:10 PM
a reply to: xuenchen
Question: Is the $25,000 in addition to whatever people get if they are working/self-employed? If someone worked full time at minimum wage, that
wouldn't be anything to sneeze at, estimating about $40,000/year. I don't even make close to $40,000/year at my full time well paying job. Now if
someone can't/won't work, then it may be a stretch on $25,000/year.
So basically, one would get at least the $25,000/year for life once they turn 18. They wouldn't get social security, but would still have that
You mentioned getting rid of VA medical. I'm assuming that one wouldn't need that, because everyone would get health insurance covering everything. So
all our troops who have been injured and have all these problems would still be taken care of once they come home.
This sounds kinda like utopia. Ironic considering you are conservative.
Now I'm very much a lefty liberal, and this sounds like kind of a nice
utopia kind of thing. However, I can tell you, working in my county human services office, helping people to get food stamps Medicaid and subsidized
child care, there will always be people who are needy. There are so many mental illnesses and physical illnesses (chronic) that prevent people from
working. It would be unrealistic to just cut off those programs. Most of the people getting "welfare" as you call it (outdated word by the way) are on
it temporary, for a few months, until they get back on their feet. There is a very small minority that abuse it, but I believe most conservatives
think everyone getting economic support benefits are total mooches on society. I know of two very conservative friends who are getting this "welfare"
you all rant about.
Count your blessings. Oh and military pensions and VA benefits are not entitlements. They are earned by us veterans.
Just some food for thought.