posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 01:17 AM
I firmly believe that the majority of single mothers would be willing to work, as opposed to receiving assistance from the government, if of course
the job would allow for more income. And more income on a scale that will make a difference. Personally, I would think that the majority of people who
are on government assistance programs would rather stay on them as long as possible, if the alternative of getting a job means they will only be
making the same amount, or even slightly more.
This is not laziness, just common sense. There are people out there however that would rather take a crappy job as opposed to receiving public
assistance, and I completely understand this, but from the pov of intelligence, it is not the right choice. From the pov of honor and character
however, it is the right choice. Anyway, I am just telling what I believe many Americans on government programs are thinking. It seems logical at
least. Sort of like why break your back for no reason, even if it means that the government supports you...This is how many think, but this does not
mean they are lazy by any means.
Some of them are, of course, but many of them likely cannot find a decent job, thus they turned to public assistance. So they are unemployed not
because they do not wish to work, but because they cannot get a job decent enough to provide for themselves or their families, or make more than they
can via public programs.
So in conclusion, I completely agree with your platform, as I understand that the truth is not that people are lazy, like some spout off on here. That
is just wrong. If it were up to them, there would be hundreds of thousands of people starving in the streets, because public assistance would be wiped
out completely. This is so impractical it is stupid. Literally ignorant.
So if there were a way for people like those you describe to get decent jobs, I am convinced that they would work. Probably not at McDonald's
however, because as I said, they can likely make the same amount via public assistance, so in their mind's they do not figure they should work to
make the same amount, unless of course they had to. But if you cut out this assistance altogether, there is no way all of those people, even if they
can work, are going to be able to locate employment. I understand that some disagree with the mindset I describe in this post, and I am not saying
that this represents my views, rather I am saying many citizens of the US think this way, and you are not going to change anything by attempting to
get them to change their ways in this area. This is just how it is.