posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 11:39 AM
Our economic system has an "ideal" unemployment rate which functions to keep the price of labor low. (Supply of labor greater than demand=price low)
This ideal figure is 5%. I would say that welfare is a way to as you say, keep this surplus of labor from becoming problematic in many ways.
(politically as well as criminally) It is a way for businesses to have their cake and eat it too. We are also propagandized to believe that "those
people" on welfare are lazy and that they dont want to work. We completely ignore the fact that our system is not designed for full employment on
purpose, and that we pay these people to be poor simply to keep wages down across the board.
Illegal immigration is another mechanism for keeping supply of labor high, and labor cost low without the PTB ever having to admit that they are the
ones who are designing it that way. The "blame" for both welfare and low wages is conveniently scapegoated outward onto the groups being exploited
themselves. In this case, the poorest Americans and illegal immigrants.