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Originally posted by SilentKoala
I have no problem with someone getting assistance temporarily as a stepping stone to better themselves and become independent. Like someone going back to school to learn a new skill or worker retraining, etc.
It's the people who abuse the system and live off of the aid perpetually without any plans whatsoever to become independent later who are the problem.
Originally posted by 200Plus
There are many side to this arguement. I have seen far too much abuse to ever be for social welfare entitlements.
I know a family in my area that have been on state assistance for four generations. 22 people that have never had a job and never plan to get a job.
I know many people that paid zero dollars in taxes but get $7000, $9000, even $12,000 back when they file.
Myself I see it this way:
If you cannot support yourself then that is nature's way of saying you shouldn't be passing along your genes. We as a people weaken our society by allowing the weakest links to reproduce. I had to go out and work everyday to provide for my family (retired now), and I see my neighbors sit around and spend money from the state. They have nicer cars and an easy lifestyle.
What exactly is the incentive to work in America?