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Some victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita used federal assistance money to pay for "adult erotica," a pistol, strip club fees, and at least one $450 tattoo, according to a new government audit.
Originally posted by riley
There are ten items on that list.. do you know if thats just a sample of an entire audit? These people may be in the minority.. are you proposing that if a disaster like that happens again they should be left in the lurch because of a few bad apples?
[edit on 14-2-2006 by riley]
Originally posted by thermopolis
Please show me the consitutional amendment that allows the federal government to take MY money at gunpoint
and give it away...........
FEMA is unconsitutional................
Originally posted by godservant
Tis sad, isn't it. However, if you take it away, then those who used it the right way would no longer have it.
Every person I have ever known to be on welfare were lazy and had no will to work for themselves, but there are a few that use it for what it is meant to and find work as soon as they can.
If you took it away, it would help MOST people to learn to work for themselves instead of waiting for handouts,
but it would also make crime and homelessness rise through the roof.
I'd rather my hard earned taxes keep those who abuse it and don't want to work for themselves in their little projects and still be able to leave my kids bikes in the yard without fear of them being stolen and pawned.
Sure, many spend their freebies on things that aren't nessessary, but it is their choice. Don't make the few that actually NEED it suffer. You hear how Joe Person spent $100 on an exotic lap dance, but not how John Human bought $100 worth of beans and rice for himself and his family;
On welfare - I'd bet that if you shut down all television stations from 8am to 5pm, welfare recipients would drop 50%.