posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 08:33 AM
My mom grew up in Erie Penn. She would occasionally talk about her childhood friends, listening to her, I kind of got the idea that there was a
polish section, a jewish section, an italian section, and she lived in the german section of the city.
It took time for all those immigrants from all those different countries to fully integrate into our country to the point where there are no longer
such invisible boundaries within the cities and I wouldn't be surprised if in some areas there aren't sections of the citiy that isn't predominently
from one heritage. I don't really believe that today's immigrants are that much different that those of old when it comes to the amount of time to
as far as welfare, I think that both the liberals and the conservatives, unless they are within the upper echelons of the gov't, fail to see both
sides of the coin and therefore just how both sides contributed to the current failures in the system. you can demonize those who are finding the
need to go to these programs and call for these programs end all you want, but as long as you are in the mindset that corporate profits and the stock
market is the ultimate goal of your economic policies, ignoring the need for higher wages and higher paying jobs and lower standards of living
ya go ahead cut those programs totally... and watch how fast the healthcare industry along with so many other industries that cater more to the
meeting the basic needs of the people end up failing. those in the top echelons of the gov't knows this, they know that the welfare programs have been
playing a very vital part in the smooth running of the economy and is becoming more vital year by year. so, no matter how much they gripe, complain,
demonize, and warn us about them... they will never totally cut any of these programs because they are allowing the business sector to keep reducing
their labor costs, increasing their prices, and walking away with bigger salaries for their upper managements and more and more profits year by year.
all they will do is cut them just a little when they realize that the pool of "we can't afford to live" people gets so small that they are losing
their justification to increase the aide so the business sector can lower their wages more and raise the prices more and harvest more wealth from the
I don't know if it's the solution but I think it would help if we would just tie the minimum wage to the value of all those benefits that they are
giving to those of what is considered a average family size and adjust the eligibility charts so that they are in line with those. maybe have a
secondary minimum wage for the kids and young adults who are just starting out and more than likely haven't started building a family yet.. that is
adjusted to the cost of living for a single person. and, well, recognize that those businesses out there that can't meet those wages (many could they
just don't want to, why should they when they know that the gov't is open to doing it for them) that are high enough to keep their workers alive and
functioning enough in the workforce are the charity cases and either help them to meet those wages with a gov't program or help them adjust their
business plan so they can.
a company like wal mart that is walking away year after year with such high profits, paying their upper management such high wages shouldn't be able
to take advantage of our welfare system and expect the taxpayer to keep their employees healthy, happy, and returning to work.
at the present time, outside of unemployment, most of the welfare programs require the adults that are in their programs to be employed, in training,
volunteering, or disabled. and even then, most of them also have the requirement that they have dependents ... in other words our welfare programs
are aimed more at helping kids than adults...
so, those who are griping about them, how they are allowing the people to be irresponsible, are you willing to call for their complete end, even when
there are kids that are benefiting from them? or are you gonna just be calling for the end of the few programs that are still helping adults that are
finding themselves in tough spots, working low paid jobs for corps that are raking in huge profits, trapped in the temporary labor market finding
themselves getting laid off everytime the company has to decide weather they should hire them and provide them with the benefits or let them go?