posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 04:43 PM
Personally, I think public assistance is a good net, to catch you if you fall. That includes food stamps, medical assistance, housing assistance, and
unemployment. There are just so many that are out there abusing the system. For instance, I am personally aware of several people that lost their
jobs, or took layoff's instead of a paycut, and went on unemployment. The problem is that they aren't looking for employment. They are collecting
the check, and working odd jobs and get paid under the table. When I ask them "Why?" The reply is that they now have alot of time off to enjoy,
and with the unemployment and under the table cash they are in some cases making more than they were when they were working. And the government keeps
extending the benefits.
I also have a problem of the abuse of the welfare system. I was always under the impression that it was designed to help during hard times, but
people are living their lives on welfare, as well as getting money under the table for various things. I'm just sick to death of people taking
advantage of those who put in an honest day's work.
Not to toot my own horn, but I work 8 hrs a day on one job and am on call 24/7 for this job. I also went out and got licensed as a water plant
operator, and got a second license as a waste water plant operator. I work these jobs on a full time basis as well. No one gave me anything, and I
havent taken any public assistance. I work so much to proudly support my family and to allow my wife to be a stay at home mom for my kids. I just
wish that more people in the US had a good work ethic, and were looking at the big picture of our country and community overall, rather than just
looking to suck off of others.
I guess I went into a rant. Sorry, but thanks for reading! And thanks for starting a good thread!