posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 10:32 AM
The US system is very confusing to us Canadians. Aren't there any regulations? Is a debit card down there the same thing as a credit card? Up here,
everyone with a bank account receives a debit card, but if you have less than $25 in the bank, you cannot make a withdrawal, because money comes out
in $20 bills only. If you are making a purchase, there still has to be a minimum of $10 in the bank After the transaction, or the transaction won't
go thru the machine.
If someone is on welfare, they get the cheque, or direct deposit, and when the money runs out, too bad, they have to wait til the next month for more.
Doesn't matter what they wasted it on.
Sure we have abuses of the system too, but no one gets more than their monthly cheque, and they learn not to starve. Sure some turn to learning
particular crimes to make/earn money, but at least it isn't extra from the welfare system.
It seems the US system leaves itself open to so many abuses, with no rules or regulations. It is much more "socialist" than Canada if they are able
to get any extra money/food stamps when the monthly money has run out.