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Originally posted by Annee
Originally posted by LErickson
Originally posted by Annee
Leave it to someone to throw Rape into the mix
I threw it in long ago. Why is that a problem for you?
Given the specific statement Santorum made it is rather apt.
You do not agree?
Perhaps if it had been a serious post with out the
Originally posted by sirhumperdink
reply to post by iamlizzyb
not trying to be rude but sounds like she married so she wouldnt have to work
shes her own person its not anybody elses responsibility to take care of her
it is foolish to ever become that dependent upon anyone else
and it most definitely was a choice she liked the idea of being a stay at home mom in the modern era (and why not it would be the best of both worlds)
....and it sounds like they were very incompatible so it really does make you think
i do not feel sorry for your sister
the welfare money should have been collected anyway and put in a fund for people who fell into a bad situation due to circumstance (if it ever came to the point she couldnt take care of them they should be provided for by the state but the mother should not be given any actual money to handle herself)
that said the system is broken and needs reformation and the people most in need are the least likely to receive assistance
edit on 10-3-2012 by sirhumperdink because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by youdidntseeme
Let's look at this story in the proper historical context though.
caseloads peaked at 5.1 million families in
More people than ever in the history of the nation were on welfare before the reform act in 1996.
The govt, both parties, both houses and the Presidency were trying desperately to ease the burden on the existing system.
This was a bipartisan effort back then, Clinton in the WH and a conservative legislature.
In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president promising to "end welfare as we know it," and in 1994 a Republican Congress was elected that was determined to change the existing system
As stated above, the effort was bipartisan, although many liberals were unhappy with Clinton's ultimate plan.
As Clinton said in his 1994 State of the Union address
If we value work, we cannot justify a system that makes welfare more attractive than work.
Santorum's plan was a plan tht was attempting to appease President Clintons's demand that Cngress enact drastic welfare reform, reducing the strain on the govt as welfare was at it highest rate historically, and to take away the attractiveness of the welfare program and put more people to work.
It may be drastic, but at least we can understand t in the historical context.
Originally posted by Yeats
Seems to me that people need to learn to: "Keep it in Their Pants". It is really a pretty simple concept, If you cant pay for a child and raise it properly then stop #ing around (this goes for both men and women) , or even better don't start in the first place.