posted on May, 26 2012 @ 12:12 AM
I'll comment here even though I have no right to do so as someone who grew up on welfare. Now before I get started allow me to make it clear that I
do fully understand that many Americans no less lazy than the majority of welfare lifers seem to believe that I am somehow lesser than themselves
simply because I had poor parents.
Most of you don't know jack about the welfare system and only go by what you see on the news or internet, that is a fact. People on the internet like
to act as if they know everything about everything but in reality many of us know very little about much at all.
As someone who grew up on the governments dime, I can tell you without a shadow of doubt that it ain't as easy as many of you seem to believe. Lets
pretend that we are all educated adults for a moment, I know, it's hard but you can do it, I believe in you. Poverty tends to lead in the direction
of crime. I know that many will say that they need to just not commit the crimes, simple as that. Well it really isn't so simple. Growing up in
poverty truly does have a negative psychological effect on most children, many will see life in a certain way and will never be able to escape
poverty. Often times a child will find their way into trouble because they either want to posses the things other children have or they want to fit in
with other children and those who aren't poor will usually not accept them into their group so they do whatever it takes to fit in with the other
poor kids - usually requiring a criminal lifestyle. You try telling a kid that they don't deserve to have anything because they were born into a poor
family, children will not be capable of understanding why they are less deserving than others simply because they had the misfortune of being born
poor. The desire to be accepted is human nature, most of us do not want to be a loner. It is because of these facts that most of us feel it fair to
claim that over 60% of people on welfare are "worthless." They are made to be worthless by the world around them. You would have to be insane to say
that the children had a choice.
Most of us think that when the poor kids grow up they should come to an understanding that they need to earn their own living but the problem with
that is that many of you humans are pretty darn stupid. You see, just like any other social class in this world, the poor will come to understand life
in the way that they were taught. More often than not in my opinion they were not taught very well because their poor parents were probably "bad"
apples as well, so as do many people from all social classes in this world, the poor sometimes follow in their parents footsteps, its a fact.
Now I'm going to make a statement that many of you will despise and completely disagree with and I will follow with another that some will be able to
sort of agree with. The bottom line is that America does not need to eliminate welfare assistance to the poor. I know, this is killing you, right?
America does need to change the way they handle the assistance given, people need to be taught how to go out and earn a living for themselves, which
they currently are not.
Why throw money at a problem with no solution? Would it not be wiser to put that money toward a solution to the problem rather than simply throwing
money at it? Just like most people, our government is lazy, they do not want to do something that will be hard. I guess they think it would be harder
to train and educate people than it is to just give them food, shelter, and a little bit of money. However, in the long term, a real solution to the
problem would most likely cost a lot less than none at all. Oh and I have the perfect solution, you aren't going to like it because it means the
government will be giving money to something other than big business.
So for my idea.
How about we create some jobs. That's right, lets create some jobs because we all know how needed that is right now. The government needs to setup
some kind of program that's intent would be to educate and provide training for anyone who would like it, in every city in America. Not only that but
every poor person who does not have a legitimate reason for why they cannot do so should be required to use this program if they are to receive any
welfare assistance. We shouldn't just give money to people who aren't making any effort to succeed. So we either force them to make such an effort
or they receive no assistance. This program would also find someone a job if they cannot on their own after completing the training but part of the
training should be how to find a job on your own because it is a well known fact that most people do not know how to do this when entering the
End of page one, please try not to comment until I have finished.