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originally posted by: musicismagic
originally posted by: In4ormant
Not sure this should have ever gone away. Regardless of the economy there was always community service options. Community service should have still been a requirement.
In Japan, community service is a must and yes, the city provides the bus pass to the community service areas. They also come and check what is in your fridge too. Very strict here. Until recently, welfare was a word rarely used because it was looked down upon in this society.
originally posted by: onequestion
These people actually believe that people WANT to be on food stamps.
Not one of them has probably ever been to one of the food stamp signup locations or had to experience the agony of everyone watching you use them in order to buy food.
Or lived in projects for that matter.
Do you know what's it's like living in a neighborhood were you can't go out at night safely?