posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:12 AM
Well, there's more than one way to abuse welfare.
I know people who work and make good money who BUY foodstamps from poor people for 1/2 price. That is the going rate now here. 1/2 price. Folks
that buy them are typically working folks who are struggling too, but above the limit for aid.
The people I know that GET the food stamps - don't have drug or alcohol problems - but they usually need the money to pay probation fines of sons or
daughters who are unemployed. (not lazy kids, just laid off...probation fines typically come from stuff like underage drinking when they were 18 or
Anyway, in a strange way, some of the 'abuse' is people just trying to help other people while helping themselves. It's all crazy.
Everything is really just BS. Is there any American that really doesn't commit some crime in the course of a normal day?
Now one other thing I see a lot of is people - mom, dad- divorced, both claiming the kids on foodstamps. Not sure how, joint custody or something. I
know one guy who gets over 400 a month in food stamps, because of 'his kids' but no kids are living with him. Kids are maybe there 2 days a month.
IN the meantime they live with mom, who collects for a whole lotta kids herself, and she lives with a woman who has some kids and they get them
Then you got 2 single women, maybe 10 kids, all living in a small house but the kids come saying they never get 2nds or anything special because their
moms use all the foodstamps feeding their older sons, who are out of work. (but over 18)
I mean - it is a mess. And personally, where I see all the abuse- it's coming from bad situations involving unemployment and a justice system that
wants people working and paying paying paying...they get kids young 17, 18 - any crime, get them paying that probation and if they don't pay -
Then they can't get jobs. It's a complex problem, sure, but unemployment seems to be a big hub they are all spinning around. Low wages too
complicated by no real justice for the poor, and a predatory policing system.
Best thing we could do - IMO- is legalize drugs and I dunno, do some public works? We gotta get this 18-25 or so group back to WORK. BAD. Everyone
really, but man, the young folks are hurting.
And the old folks are hating on them.
What a mess.
Thanks for letting me rant.