reply to post by sonnny1
Well,our INFRASTRUCTURE is crumbling..................
How about putting people to work fixing that......................
reply to post by yogi9969
To many people , not enough job's!!!!!!!!
What other choice does the goverment have.
Maybe the answer is to eliminate all (or most) direct welfare completely.
No food stamps, no cash welfare, no unemployment, etc.
(exceptions for extreme handicaps of course)
Most recipients are able to work.
(especially with the high involuntary unemployment)
Most cities have plenty of unattended projects that need labor that the cities don't have the money for.
If the governments set up work details instead of welfare offices, and pay local minimum wages, that would solve the problem.
Even if people only work a few hours a day, that would equal the welfare amounts.
Of course, this would only apply to people who are not disabled or handicapped etc.
(probably the majority of recipients can work "easy" mundane jobs)
Then they could do whatever they want with the money,
and get food cards for a percentage of time worked.
This might actually eliminate much of the corruption.
Even people with kids to watch (a common
reason for not working) could participate.
Other participants could watch the kids (many unemployed have licenses for that !)
some related threads:
House GOP seeks to bar the use of welfare funds at strip clubs
Welfare Recipients Traded Food Stamps for Cash to Buy Drugs and Guns
Pelosi: Extending Unemployment Benefits Would Create ‘600,000 Jobs’
Those guys with the signs:
"Will Work for Food"
might have a better idea !!