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Welfare

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
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Now I don't know how it really works where you guys live, but I was wondering what you guys though of people that go on Welfare. To be honest with you and I am sorry if any of you are on it, or your parents or relatives are on it, but if your on it, and you take advantage if it then your just a lazy person, now don't get me wrong your looking for a job everyday, and that's the only way you can feed your family or your injured, for some reason and you don't have any insurance then that's fine, but if your just taking advantage of it then that's wrong. Just get off your lazy bum and go find a job.
 

merob

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I don't understand why people call walfare clients lazy.
First of all, you have to be working to apply for welfare. Welfare isn't permanent, you can only get it for two years, it's designed to help you get on your feet. You don't get a large sum of money either. If your barley making a living, welfare gives you enough to survive.
Some people are lazy and choose not to take advantage, but other people use the money they're given constructively. If you live in a place like NYC where the poverty rate is high, you'd get a chance to see people who need the extra help.

there was a time when my mother and I went down to the federal building to apply for some stamps. We were wearing rags at the time. She had a job, but there were several members in my family which needed support (my grandfather, grandmother, myself, aunts and uncles). We waited for hours to speak with a represenative, and when we told them our story, they didn't give us jack squat. That's not easy/free money.
What does happen often is, people know folks that work for social service. They use their connections to get money out of Welfare administrations, and take money/food stamps/etc. although they dont really need it. Those people tend to sit on their asses. That shit's common around here. YOu should be mad at those folks.
 

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
V.I.P.
Well here in Canada you don't need to be working to apply for welfare, that's why I tottaly disagree with it except for the points I made earlier on my post. Now it's different if you apply for EI, because you do pay for it when you work, so let's say you get fired or laid off, and you can not find a job, but your still looking then I dont mind applying for E.I.
 

merob

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I asked around and apperently, you dont have to work hear either. o.o.
sry about that, but my feelings still stand. The system is supposed to help get people on their feet. IF you'd like to sit around, and choose not to take advantage with in the two years it's granted, your going to have a lot of troubles.
 
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Anonym0uz Bitch

Guest
Welfare is an idea of Socialism, yes some people do take advantage of it. However, our economic system here in America guarantees that some people will not be able to find work, ever. That is how our hybrid economic system works, regarldless of how hard someone tries to find a job, a certain percentage of the population WILL fail. It does not matter how hard they try, they will fail. That is why we have the welfare system, though the lazy people do anger me, because they give the idea a bad name.
 

lavoidgaskins

Registered Member
My grand mother is on welfare because she isn't able to take care of her self and the socail security check just doesn't make the bills go away.
 

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
V.I.P.
Like I said earlier there are advantages, yes I agree some people cannot pay the bills, and they go on Welfare to get extra money, but I am speaking of the people who just take advantage of it, not trying to find a job. Now also I knew that you cannot collect Welfare if you have job.
 
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Anonym0uz Bitch

Guest
It is rather hard to find out who is taking advantage of it, and who actually needs it, plus it would take A LOT of time in order to find out that.
 
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