posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 11:03 AM
I'm not exactly sure why these articles focus so much on the white population of America. I don't think it's racist, I don't understand the
mentality that America somehow "belongs" to the whites. And I'm white, btw.
Anyway, about the social programs. I think the problem is the system allowing, yes "allowing", people to abuse these systems. Social programs like
welfare are meant to help people get back onto their feet, not to enable them to leech off the system. Some people are so ashamed to have to accept a
handout in the form of government welfare, while others flaunt it.
Case in point, someone I know of (I'm once removed from them) has EVERYTHING, paid for by the government. Food, rent, daycare, and yes, they even
get cold hard cash. They haven't worked a single day for at least 8 years. At least. When I first knew about this person, she was sending her two
kids to daycare that the state paid for even though she DIDN'T WORK. She sat at home while they were at daycare. I was under the impression that it
was a faulty system in that her two kids were not of school age yet so that was the reason they enabled her to do this. I thought once the kids
started going to school they would cut back her welfare. NOPE! Both kids are now 7 and 9 and she still sits on her butt all day smoking pot while she
gets her rent paid, her food bought, and a cash allowance from the government every month.
When my parents first divorced and my mom's health went down the tubes so it was hard for her to find a job, she sucked up her pride and tried to
just get foodstamps. Only foodstamps. They wouldn't give her any because they said she "made too much".
My sister tried the same thing when she hit a rough patch a little bit ago and got the same answer.
Really? So someone who was brought to the point of asking the government to help them pay for food only makes too much money?!
My sister made the "joke" that she would be much better off if she just quit her job. Then, she said, she could get as much help as the person I
spoke of earlier did.
Obviously, it's not a joke, because it's true. And THAT is what is wrong with the system. That's why it is costing so much money.
I don't think the programs themselves are a bad thing. I think the way it's being run is a bad thing.