reply to post by wrabbit2000
You are one of the members here that I most respect for well thought out answers and opinions and always welcome your input into any thread or post I
As I look out of my window smoking a well earned cigarette, I gaze upon those I call the lost. Those that have never worked because they have never
had to, never been taught work ethic or had to make an effort to earn a living.
I hear and see single parents speaking to their kids in a manner that would get them an instant ban here. If I were to tell you, it would result in an
instant 500 point fine minimum.
My heart bleeds for the kids around here, so much potential and yet all driven into the ground under the high heel of a half drunk parent.
Should the benefits be withheld ?
If the money goes into helping the kids realise their worth and force the parents earn the right to be a parent (harsh I know) then I say yes.
It's all too easy too get drunk and get laid and have a kid around here, I do believe Pulp summed it up in their song common people,
"You'll never fail like common people,
Never watch your mind slide out of view
And then dance and drink and screw
Because there's nothing else to do"
I suppose I'm saying cut out the middle man and assist those those that would actually benefit from them.
The crime that would ensue ? I'm afraid I don't have an answer for that per-say.
But one would hope the thought of being a parent to your child would inspire change
Utopian ? I guess so to an extent.
But as long as I see kids suffer because parents can afford to do other than support them then cut the benefits.
Of course I've shot myself in the foot so to speak by making the assumption these people actually want to remain as parents.
It's the dad in me
edit on 10/9/13 by cody599 because: (no reason given)