posted on May, 14 2008 @ 10:58 AM
If you were to run for president, what would your campaign be? Please - serious thoughts only.
I'll start it off:
Welfare Reform: Yes, yes, I know. There are a few million of you out there right now thinking this is turning into a race related issue. It is not.
There are millions of African Americans, Caucasians, Latino’s, and Asians (just to name a few) in this country who use some portion of the welfare
system. So pulling the race card on this issue again, is just not going to work. We must rid ourselves of the fears of being labeled racist, when
the people whom are doing the labeling are indeed racists themselves. To be labeled a racist, by a racist, should be as unimportant to all of us as
being labeled infidels by those whom seek to destroy us from far far away. But back to my point: What is welfare?
The U.S. Social Security Administration defines social welfare expenditures as the cost of "cash benefits, services, and the administration of
public programs that directly benefit individuals and families." This broad definition includes expenditures for social security (Old-Age,
Survivor's, Disability, and Health Insurance, or OASDHI), health and medical programs, education, housing, veterans' programs, and public aid
There are many estimates out there as to how much our governments, both local and federal, spend every where on these welfare programs. Most
credible estimates put the figures in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Hundreds of billions of dollars, and for what? So that families can grow
more dependant on it. So that they work less, procreate more, and do nothing for the American way of life. Since when did the American way of life
become getting something for nothing? The America I grew up in was the Best person for the job.
Now – instead of striving to get ahead in the work place – more and more lower-middle class families are aiming to do less and rely on the hard
work of others. This is not to say, however; that there are not people who depend on these services, but that, we will get to in a moment. If you
are one of the millions of hard working-class Americans reading this, then you understand what I’m saying. You work hard so that others do not have
to. There is no denying it, that there are a very large percentage of the welfare receiptients that do not deserve the assistance they are receiving.
They are receiving assistance because they are lazy, not because they are ill. They are able to fake an injury at a doctor’s office and be labeled
disabled, but peddle a few pounds of dope on the side.
They are able to claim disability but continue to farm. They are able to procreate 9 kids, collect their checks, drive 50 dollar cars with 10,000
dollar rims, meanwhile their children live in squallor and grow up to mimic their surroundings.
But, yes, there are those who require the welfare that they currently receive. Without their montly checks, life simply would not be possible with
the rising costs of food and energy. This is the reason why I purpose a welfare reform, not abolishment.
There are simply too many ways in which one can defraud the welfare system and collect a free paycheck for doing nothing.