posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 06:07 PM
reply to post by MDDoxs
You presume that 100% of those on welfare would simply sit idle with no cash or beg on corners when in fact likely a majority would find work. Good
work? Nope. Work that pays as much as the bouquet of government spiff they currently get, not at first, but who knows after they put some time
You're correct that there is money put back into the economy. It is certainly immaterial to the health of the economy and to the extent that 15% -
20% of those currently on welfare got jobs, the nation, the families those people represent would be immeasurably better off. If the country took a
hit, with 20M people now off the government nipple and back to work it would be well worth it.
Who gets hurt by this cash not being put back into the economy? Convenience store owners who won't sell as many 40oz beers, smokes, chips, candy
bars and bubble gum. Oh, I forgot - the lotterys would be about 1/3 of the size they currently are.
Suggesting that the very fact that people are doing something, regardless of the prudence or wisdom of it and in so doing that, they get paid and thus
inject cash into the economy is absolute rubbish. They should not be doing it, it is not in the countrys best interests for them to be doing it and,
face it - there are many talented people who work for the Postal Service and we live in a country where close on 80% of the bridges are in need of
major retrofits as well as countless other critical infrastructure needs. How about we kick them out of the post office and put them to meaningful
work that serves the country rather than stacking Lands End catalogs into piles along with bogus flyers for cheap storm windows and the rest of the
trash you get?
BTW - those jobs retrofitting our bridges should not be done by the government either, but rather private industry. The government has no business
building roads and bridges either. They should be setting standards, approving designs, inspecting them, but they should not be doing any of the
construction or maintenance. Had these bridges been sold to private enterprise with a long term contract, guess what? They would not need