Yeah I did read the source and it said those getting disability will be excempt. My buddys mother is not getting disability although she is trying. I doubt she will get it though.
Originally posted by beezzer
Originally posted by wantsome
My buddy works and he gets welfare in Michigan. He only makes $8 an hour working part time at Walmart. He can't find a full time job. He supports 2 other people his mom and brother. His mom is sick and can't work. His brother is still in school. They rely heavely on Welfare. Right now they don't even have gas. They take cold showers. They're worrried they won't be able to afford to have it turned on for the winter. They don't have cable tv or internet. They have one cell phone. My buddy makes $150 a week and thier rent is $800 a month. If they loose thier welfare thier gonna homeless.
If you read the source, exemptions will be made for medical reasons.
Is call welfare overhaul, but the welfare system in our nation like our government is run by special interest and a corrupted system.
Nothing is going to change in the nation, because those in power either do not have the desire or like it just the way it is to keep the people Dependant on government hand outs, while the nation turns into two dominant classes while eliminating the middle working class.
The real problem is not the poor and helpless it is the rich and powerful.
The MASS Majority of jobs in the USA do not pay a livable wage.
Originally posted by SHABBYCAT
And honestly ........you really think sitting around being lazy recieving benefits gives a person MORE than a job????? I find that extremely hard to believe. Id really like to see a link or some proof that a person can make more on welfare than working even a minimum wage job. Really ,I want to see this.
People that come on here saying people WANT to be on welfare are just full of it in my mind ,I cannot accept that ANYONE would like to be in the system. Like I said I know there are people who take advantage but puhlease .......I seriously doubt a majority want to be on welfare. That's just ludicrous.
You better than thou types who think all out problems stem from social service ie. Welfare are really ignorant. You must not read much on this web site about all the insane spending your government does with your money. The amount spent helping the poor is a drop in the bucket compared to the amount these fat cats in power spend on themselves ( their homes, cars, airplanes, vacations, private chefs ,ect.) Come on ,the president is vacationing at Marthas Vineyard. Do you know the cost???? And YOU paid for it. Why don't we get pissed at those people THEY ARE THE ONES LIVING IN LUXURY ,HIGH ON THE HOG , on our god Damn dollars. These peons taking in the measly foodstamp benefit or what little cash they give are NOT THE ONES REALLY BILKIN the Damn system.
Originally posted by HauntWok
I have no issue with this. I think that people shouldn't be able to live their lives off of welfare. Why should I pay for a person to just sit around and do nothing their entire lives? Sure, people sometimes could use some help, and it should be there for people to receive help, but two years is a good amount of time to either train for a job, or find an adequate job to support ones self.
Originally posted by outandopen
To all the narrow thinkers....what do you suppose on should do with all the poor? I know you all think that jobs are abundant. Now a days even McD's is hard to get into. Did you know that families with parents working in fast food are on public assistance almost all the time. Same with that Walmart workforce. The MASS Majority of jobs in the USA do not pay a livable wage. So just because someone is on welfare doesn't mean they are lazy. In fact they probably work more jobs then you do. More hours and harder. They are sadder and worse off for it to. Yet they still qualify for welfare because their wages suck so bad. You go make a life off $7 an hour and feed you kids and pay the rent. Try it on $15 an hour I dare you. It is sad that the public opinion sees these people as losers. Go do some research and you might rethink your whole philosophy. This world is a greedy place. Yet a place were if all was shared and equal we would all still have enough. The fear of someone getting something you didn't reminds be of my 5 and 7 year old bickering. Juvenile. Like I tell my kids SHARE SHARE SHARE!!!
Hey governor say some uses up their 4 years and then 30 years later something happens and they need welfare....there going to be denied because of something that happened 30 years ago even if they paid into the system for 30 years in between that time. See what I mean by narrow minded. These politicians never think things through from all angles. Just the greed angle. Don't jump over a fence before first looking over the otherside.
Originally posted by TXRabbit
This is going to be an interesting story to watch, not only how the public reacts but also how it affects things such as crime, drug use, housing and social trends across some of the poorer areas in Michigan.
Originally posted by TXRabbit
We all know that social entitlements cost tons of money (which WE pay for through taxes) but how come nobody is attacking the rich or corporate?
Originally posted by TXRabbit
That last question was more rhetorical, I know. They'd rather attack the poor because the poor have no chance of fighting back. They don't have teams of lawyers. They don't have lobbyists buying off officials. They don't have a voice.
Originally posted by korath
I'll bet a lot of them just wait out the four years and then pack up and reapply in another state. Welfare benefits should have a nationwide limit.
Originally posted by lpowell0627
The answer to all of this is simple:
There are no longer enough working people to pay all of those not working. Why can't people see the simple math in this?
Originally posted by DankKing420
Of course it would be my state. o well itll be interesting to see if this will add to ever growing recall movement of snyder.