If you see people commiting fraud, call the fraud hotline. Some areas are better investigating then others.
As for the phones, there are programs for those who receive assistance to get free cellular service. Or, people can latch onto a family plan. I did
this forawhile for only 10 bucks a month.
And the obnoxious SUVs. I had a coworker who was also on assitance. (Government didn't pay her enough). She got 7k somehow, inheritance maybe. So they
were going to buy a car.
Now it didn't matter that they were dirt broke, and on assistance. They wanted the Escalade. We have all seen them. We reminded her that it only got
12 mph. She didn't care, it LOOKED good.
Now,this girl got her escalade, but I would see her sitting at work, sick, because she didn't have ten dollars for a prescription. She didn't have
nice clothes, or she couldn't order lunch because she needed gas money. But dang she looked good in that escalade.
This is a disease of urban culture. Where self esteems are so low, that they only thing they have is "looking good" which is why they don't care if
their kids read or go to college. Everyone is judged so harshly by the outside, that the inside no longer matters.
Even if someone tries to be successful, they get taunted, attacked, and degraded. Which was one of the reasons that the school voucher programs was
started, because kids who were smart or trying, were bullied into failing.
I had a coworker who went to school to be a nurse/midwife. She did this to help under privelaged mothers have more education and support during birth.
She got ragged everyday for trying "to be like the man".
Ever notice that the only thing they consider succefful is a music or football career? But you are beaten down if you want to be a doctor?
No ripping away of welfare will fix that.
It is a sickness that has taken a hold of a culture, with no way out.
I have personally witnessed the passing on of welfare to a daughter that has turned 18 with her two babies. People don't understand that this is the
only life that they know.
Getting out of the lower class like that, looks as feasible as me buying the Taj Mahal. Yes, one or two make it. But that is out of millions.
When all you see is aunts, mothers, sisters having babies at 15. And brothers, uncles, and cousins going to jail and gone most of the time. Just who
do you look up too? What example si there? There isn't one, that is it.
This is the only lfie they know.
The problem is much bigger then the welfare.
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