posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 12:49 AM
The problem with welfare is that some people become codependent on it, relying on the relitive security of "knowing" that they really don't have to
work if they just continue to meet the minimum requriements. It's like a spoiled rich kid on one hand whose mom and dad pay the way, but then all of
the sudden they say "no more". The shock and reality that sets in will probably manifest itself as anger. The question I pose for any interested is
this, take a look around any severly low income neighborhood, how many new cars do you see? how many with espensive aftermarket add on's? what's the
clothing style? ( ie: jordan's gator's flashy name brand clothes?) loud car stereo's?
I've done this and the above are things I've noticed and with contempt I might add, example, if one pays $8 a month for rent, receives $500 a month
for food and does not claim a significant other as living in the same household ( but there is) medical expenses paid by the state, and generally a
monatary check say $500 a month. The ability to live "ghetto fabulous" becomes apparent and happens like this all over the country. I used to drive
passed a local "welfare" office and would always notice the perking lot packed with nice vehicles only at the end of the month.
Oddly enough that seems to be time that most recipiants would have to "report" for their monthly meeting in order to continue their benefits for the
next month. I recall as well, a neighborhood ( large) that was built entirely for the low income, these single family homes were beautifull "white
picket fence" style anybody would have been proud to own one of these. The program consisted of making monthly payments of $150 for 5 years and then
$500 a month thereafter for a term of 30 years.
The basis for the program was to encourage low income families to strive for homeownership, problem was the families were not paying the bills, the
state was in reality, the neighborhood soon went from a dream for many to a haven for drug addicts and criminals, the unkept houses soon became
battered and some stripped by theives. I'am not entirely aginst the welfare program, I am aginst it's missuse and the reality is that more people
take advantage of it then not I'm affraid.