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Originally posted by xoxo stacie
I am not sure if this has been touched on yet as I don't have time to go back through ten pages. But California is not accepting any more tax returns and are asking that people hold them. Just talked to my book keeper have to get my taxes done but cant file them with the state it seems. The Fed taxes are fine and they are issuing the instant checks at places like H&R Block.
On the upside if you did file before the 10th you should be receiving a check, my sis in law got hers today. If not hold em I am going to call in tomorrow and find out what I am supposed to do with the papers.
Off and running before my book keeper gets another grand outta me
Originally posted by detachedindividual
The fact is, this system is in place for a reason, whether or not you agree with the methods for qualifying for state help, the collapse of the system will affect everyone, not just people scrounging and living off of other peoples tax.
For someone to suggest that it is "ok" for state welfare to collapse because they think the majority are falsely claiming or don't have a right to is naive to the extreme.
These are the kinds of arguments that people should make to change policy on the system, not to support the end of the system.
The collapse of the system will force hundreds of thousands into immediate poverty, disabled, elderly, genuinely unemployed.
The social and economic trouble that this would cause is immense. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Those who cannot survive without state help will have no other choice but to turn to crime. That's after the rioting and looting of course. And who's going to clean up that mess? Yep, the tax payer.
Deny ignorance, verify rumors!
Originally posted by Xtrozero
Is there any part of your reasoning that includes the many on welfare due to apathy and the unwillingness to do anything to help themselves?
If you have a low income, you can claim for several benefits that can give you basic financial sustenance to live on. To get them, you will need to pass a ‘means test’, so you will have to give details of all your income and savings. If you live with a partner, civil partner or with your husband or wife, their income and savings are taken into account as well when deciding if you can get these benefits.
This is available to people with a low income that don’t have to look for work before they can receive benefit. These people are the:
o lone parents with children under 16 and
o people who are sick or disabled
The Houston Chronicle January 25, 2008
Illegal immigrants swarm into our country and quickly jump on the welfare rolls. They cost hard-working U.S. citizens billions and billions of dollars in taxes because of this subsidy.
That's a familiar, easy charge leveled by critics of illegal immigration. But is it fact or fiction?
It's actually a myth, according to the Congressional Research Service, the investigative arm of Congress. This point is highlighted as one of the
"top five immigration myths of the campaign season," a list put out by the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Originally posted by ANOK
Is there any part in your reasoning that doesn't understand that people unwilling to help themselves simply CANNOT get welfare?
You are making a lot of incorrect assumptions. There are not millions of illegals on welfare, or millions of anybody who can work.