posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 10:31 AM
I think everyone knows someone who is abusing the welfare system. I am talking about intelligent individuals who work hard to obtain every kind of
benefit, all the while, earning "cash under the table" in jobs like waitressing or construction. Their holy grail is to get on social security
disability. They will try to get on it with one ailment after another until our system eventually gives in. Of course, when they prevail, they get a
fat "backpay" check of ten of thousands of dollars.
These individuals. whether or not, they get on disability, have learned not to get married. In this way, as long as they have kids, they get
subsidized housing, food stamps, reduced utilities, free internet, phones, braces for their kids, etc. etc. They don't pay co-pays at the doctor or
have to file bankruptcy due to medical bills.
Also, as long as they earn a few bucks, they get fat "earned income credit checks often as much as $5000 to $8000 to spend anything they desire.
I know their standard of living is not as great as college educated hard working individuals who get up every single day and go to work day after day
year after year. However, these hard working individuals work all their lives to save enough to retire to a rocking chair on their porch.
Wait a minute. Isn't that what all the folks who are abusing the system are doing already? Yep. They are living in retirement all their lives.
If we don't start demanding personal responsibility and change our system from hand outs to hand ups, we're all going to be in the poor house.