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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
If you think the POTUS actually runs the WHOLE country and not just the Federal Government, then you have some history and civic lessons to take my friend.
originally posted by: eXia7
What they should really be testing all welfare recipients of working age for is work ethic. Then we might see where the real problem is.
The reality is that welfare is set up to demand that people do nothing to improve themselves. Want to get a degree? Hell no, that would take time away from your part-time minimum-wage dead-end job. Same with learning a new skill.
Where was my laziness?
Where was my bad decision?
I built a house, bought a car, went into debt, worked diligently at a job I hated, and then the economy went bust.
My wife got us on government assistance.
Was that a bad decision?
Now you tell me: where was I lazy?
What a waste of government time and resources as we as a waste of time for those tested.
The pilot program ends on Sept. 30 and received $300,000 in state funding, although a spokesperson for the state health department said only $300 had been spent thus far.
I finally collapsed, physically and mentally. I lost the business, my income, and for a while, my sanity. I went into clinical depression for 5 long years. I had no insurance, so I was on my own. The only reason I didn't commit suicide was I was totally convinced I would screw that up too. I jumped every time the phone rang, every knock on the door, every sound. I couldn't sleep, barely ate, spent all my time alone. I say to this day I danced on the edge of Hell and spit in Satan's face. It was the most terrifying years I can even imagine.
I suppose by your worldview, 95% of the entire population is guilty of making a horrible decision that should render them indigent for the rest of their life?