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After putting all those people on the "free money" train...
Hang on, hang on! So, you're in the unenviable position of being out of work, you can't pay your mortgage or rent fully, you can't adequately feed and clothe you're family, and your only source of income is the EBT, so those not in the same bad situation as you confer the title of parasite upon you.
What are you going to do if you're only source of income is taken from you? Do you allow your family to go hungry and remain peaceful and law abiding. Do you sit placidly and inert while the bellies of your children rumble?
Of course, those whom are working and not in your situation will expect you to remain law abiding and unprotesting and grateful for the pittance you receive. You love being out of work and constantly at struggle, and no matter how bad you're situation gets, you must remain peaceful and law abiding and grateful. Rubbish!
You take away the means to feed themselves and people will not remain peaceful. Welfare is a safety valve for society. Yes, a small percentage claiming welfare do abuse the system, it happens in every country that has welfare. The majority on welfare do not abuse the system, but those whom are not on welfare prefer to believe the myth that everyone on welfare is a parasite on society.
What would you rather have...social breakdown or a welfare system that staves that off? Becareful what you wish for, you just might get it!
reply to post by Visitor2012
Really bad analogy, completly out of line on the subject. I, along with a couple of friends, that work retail see this abuse everyday, all day long, and if you would just look, you would see it also. It needs an overhaul, some need it, some abuse it... but you would be floored to see the actual numbers...
No, welfare creates dependency and keeps people from thinking independently...