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Originally posted by ConspiracyBuff
I do not drink nor do drugs, I do roll my own tobacco once in awhile, but people on assistance should not be able to use those funds for alcohol or tobacco and should also be drug tested randomly. Welfare is a privilege not a GD right...edit on 14-10-2012 by ConspiracyBuff because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Xtrozero
What benfit is this? Not unemployment is it?
In Washington state weekly benefit amount calculations:
Average of your two highest quarters then multiplied by .0385
Weekly benefit amount examples:
If you were making 1100 per month or less then you would get 143 per week in benifits or 572 per month...
Low income landline house phone? I think My mom pays 15 bucks per month or less. WiFi? No need for internet in the house.
I don't think the benefits people are talking about is the short term unemployment ones, but the long term welfare and others. The problem with you is that you are not doing the proven formula that many use. Have a bunch of kids and those subsidies go way up....
I'm not suggesting you do, but the system is heavily in favor of this and the single, childless person is screwed.
How much were you making before you lost your job?
Also, and lastly.... As we move to a Government controlled system that Obama and crew are making out as the fix (and you can see it is not) I suggest go it the old fashion way and look to community (non-government) services out there. Many Churches offer a good deal and you don't need to "believe" or be a part of their congregation.
Originally posted by Xtrozero
Th OP is talking about Welfare and you are talking about unemployment...two different animals. Wefare IS "our" money.
Thats like giving your kid an allowance and telling them what they can and cant buy...
So what if they are less fortunate
Its not your money mate its "There" money im afraid. That is unless you are on the bill! LoL
Tell me something do you know what money actually is? Not what is does, but what it is? I will give you a hint, in this instance wikipedia is not your friend!
From the poor people with nothing who live in the welfare states point of view it offers them the same as anyone else, that is because they are the same! We are all people!
it kills them faster and controls the population
Originally posted by MrWendal
And we have not even accounted for food or gasoline to get to work. Of course none of it will matter soon enough anyway when I end up in jail for not being able to pay my child support.
Originally posted by Laykilla
Um, it's already like that?
If you have food stamps, you can't buy any alcohol or tobacco, or get this, hot food.
If you have cash benefits, that's exactly what they are, cash benefits. You can go to an atm, get cash back, and buy whatever you want.
Here is the other thing.
If you have food stamps, you get basically no cash benefits. If you get cash benefits, you basically get no food stamps.
So basically, people who need cash benefits are supposed to use it for things like, fixing a vehicle, or paying rent, etc.
This is ultimately a non issue.
If you make cash benefits, not cash -- well then, they become the same as food stamps.
And by the way, if you have food stamps and need cash, all you have to do is go grocery shopping for someone else.
How does that work? Yeah, you say hey, give me 100$ and I'll buy you 100$ worth the food.
Bam, foodstamps just became cash. You can't stop it and it's stupid to try.edit on 14-10-2012 by Laykilla because: (no reason given)