I feel that there needs to be very tight restrictions on what welfare money could be spent own. it should only be allowed to be spent on things that directly benefit the kid like rent, utilities, clothing for the kid, school supplies and so on
to may times welfare money is spent on things that only benefit the parent
I don't mind helping a poor kid out because he or she was brought into this world of no fault of their own but i will be dammed if what i give goes towards the parent benefit and only their benefit because there irresponsible decision and actions
As someone who normally feels the same way, I feel that forcing people to do things that are leeching productivity from society is more of say, a government contract. When the government buys a new weapon system, it doesn't just give the weapons developer money- they have to do something for it and often enter some binding agreements with the feds. Why not treat welfare as a contract, and force people who enter into it to abide by some rules.Fair enough. Personally, the idea of the government forcing people to do just about anything does not sit well with me.
Completely random question but related to the welfare issue: in the US, can illegal immigrants obtain any sort of benefit/aid from such services?
Even non citizen children are cared for to a certain extent and often times allow the mother to escape deportation due to the public outrage of one being unsympathetic to a child regardless of it's nationality.
I myself am not one of those people I believe I child should only be born as a citizen if one of their parents is already a citizen, otherwise drop them back off on their side of whatever boarder their mother crossed to get here.
Because i've heard of cases where illegal immigrants who , for whatever reason, became unemployed and were unable to pay their bills, made use of such services or institutions.
Im talking giving them money for rent, gas/electric bill, food etc
Then again if you are religious and a single mother their is a high probability that you have already abandoned the teaching of your religion on at least one occasion so what harm will doing it once more cause.
Last edited by skrump; 2013-01-09 at 05:32 PM.
Why is this major news, because Octomom is involved? A mutual friend of my wife and I is on food stamps, WIC and welfare, and lives in a 2,500 sq foot house with her husband and 6 kids. What did they do when benefits recently got reduced? Had another kid to keep the dollars coming in. Nothing new here, people have been gaming the system as long as the system has been around.
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