posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 10:32 AM
First off, while it may feel like you are not making any change, please know that even if you help only one of your students to break this cycle, then
you have done your job well. You may not ever even know it, but trust me, you will have an impact on your students. They need strong role models in
their lives and you are providing that for them.
With that said, the "how" is easy to explain. They can afford iphones, flat-screens, hair, nails, etc because they know how to play the game.
Let's say for example;
Woman 1 has a baby with Daddy 1. She goes on welfare. She claims the father of the baby is unknown, a one night stand or Daddy 1 doesn't work a
regular job that can be traced to take out child support.
Woman 1 claims that Daddy 1 doesn't live with her, but in reality, he does, so now they have unreported income that is untraceable.
Woman 1 has more babies. May be with Daddy 1, may be Daddy 2 or even a Daddy 3. Regardless, her welfare amounts increase with each child and because
of the backlog on investigations, even if someone turns her in, nothing will happen to her.
The cylce repeats because the children learn the game well.
How do I know this? Easy, I know someone who does it, brags about it regularly. I've done my duty and turned her in for welfare fraud. Not a thing
has been done to her and she continues to collect the money, only working as long as she needs to keep her case worker off her back. People like her,
makes me angry that my tax dollars provide her luxury items that hard working people can't afford.
Sad really, the money the leeches take from the system could do worlds of good in the hands of the people who really need help. Our disabled, our
working poor and our elderly.