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Originally posted by rothmans
If welfare is taken away many of them will turn to crime. It is much cheaper to give them welfare than to keep them in jail.
Originally posted by Silver Shadow
But the simple reality is, welfare and some government services definitely need to go, the money is just not there to pay for it.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
This is an extremely poor decision, the repercussions of which he can't imagine.
When is California going to elect a real politician instead of a pretty face?
This will never, never work. The Feds will have to step in on this one.
They can step in before and prevent it, or step in afterwards to do damage control with the National Guard. Take your pick.
eta: This is targeting the poor regardless of legal status. Want to save money? Hit on the poor. Why not? They have no power.
[edit on 5/15/2010 by ladyinwaiting]
These lazy useless welfare people that refuse to work were suddenly
allowed to start leaching off of the taxpayers. They can suddenly be cut
off. And I am not talking about the people who truly need assistance,
such as those with physical disabilities or the elderly or the mentally
challenged, etc. There are surely a lot of people who are in dire need
because of those various things, but the people that need to be cut off
real soon are those that refuse to work, have eaten theirselves into a four
hundred pound blob of couch grease, and want everyone to feel bad for
them while they ride around wally world in a battery powered scooter
because they are pathetic hogs.