posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 09:15 AM
reply to post by DanUKphd
Of course it will affect you. If you live in any state that enacts this sort of bill then chances are you'll get robbed. On the 1st of October your
chances of being mugged, burgled, goes up by 10,000 to one. Actually it's more than 10,000 because some of those who get their benefits cut will turn
to drug dealing to make ends meet, and the more addicts there are the more crime needs to be committed to support their habit.
I understand what you are saying.
What you are not taking into consideration is the fact that there is a percentage of welfare recipients that already engage in "double dipping."
There is a percentage of welfare recipients, or secondary recipients, that receive government assistance but still engage in criminal activity to
supplement that income.
I dont think there are any hard numbers or studies to look at on this subject. Probably because we would not like what we see.
The real question that your statement brings up is are we offering temporary assistance to these people so that they may get back on their feet and
become productive members of society or are we bribing people so that they do not go out and commit crimes and victimize the rest of us?
I like to think of welfare as a helping hand. But is it? I do not like to think of welfare as paying someone off so they do not commit a crime
And that may be how it is sold to the American Public. It is packaged and sold as a "helping hand" instead of a "bribe." More people are willing to
put up with contributing to welfare if it is viewed as a "helping hand."
What goes hand in hand with that is if what you say is true, we would have to "write off" those whose welfare benefits expired and did not conform to
getting a legitimate job. These people would have to be dealt with by the police and the justice system. Crime rates would go up and so would the
incidents of arrest, police involved use of force and sentences to jail.
I am giving no appraisal of the right or wrong answer because I simply do not know. But, one would have to be willing to "write off" certain members
of society because there are some that are incapable or unwilling to conform to the norms of society and get a job.
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