| babyk94 wrote:|
Do you guys think people should be on welfare for their whole life? I always thought there should be some type of program or something to help people gradually be able come of it and support themeselves but, idk. That would be really expensive.
There is a limit.
There is a program. Right now it in the beginning stages and is geared towards the elderly and disabled on section 8.
They are helping them own property in nice neighborhoods.
My aunt just bought a house in a nice neighborhood for 92k with the help of Section 8.
All she had to do was raise 5k for the downpayment and each month she has to put $100 into an escrow account that cannot be touched. The money can only be used for repairs on the house. (ie a plumbing problem or whatever)
I think this a good thing. It breaks the cycle of poverty, locates them to better neighborhoods and they have something to leave to their children/grandchildren.
They also had to go to 4 classes to learn how to be a responsible homeowner etc..
Also it's sad that you all think the majority on welfare are just sitting on their ass. That's so not the case. My mommy works in social services. Many are people with little to no education working minimum wage jobs and need the extra help.
Having them line up for rations? Really? You think they get paid leave? Most of them will be at work. They cannot leave a minimum wage job to stand in line for food. Many of them work just like many of you work.
It's sad that you all have bought into the elitist view of what welfare is.
Edited by iGotSunshine - Jan 18 2013 at 9:08am