posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 03:39 PM
Although i have to agree with the OP in some respects..
I think those on welfare, should have to put in time.
Make them volunteer at nursing homes, community centers, litter patrol, etc. What ever is needed in the city.
Honestly if the state is paying for them to live, why not require 10 or 20 hours a week from them.
Not make it shameful, or degrading, but a way to give back to the community.
With our crazy schedule (I work nights, she is starting her Massage business during the day, we trade off watching the little one) we still volunteer
when we can. the wife helps out at the local food bank every week, I use to deliver meals on wheels for elderly, nothing wrong with requiring them
to return or repay the favor of having a place to live.
Start a company making something, in larger cities.. everyone on welfare has to put in so many hours and produce something that the company can sell,
put that money back into the system.. helce they are helping them self and others.
Dont make welfare a Hand OUT but more a Step up.. with the company idea they would have a track record of work history, and in time could be shown
how to work effectivly and steady.
We all wish we were rich, and we all (well almost) have had our share of bad luck, but most of us pick up the pieces and try it again. Some i think
just need guidance and a little prodding.
as far as the starving children post... that wont happen cps would be in there in a second and take them away.. although that would cause a whole
nother set of problems.