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Welfare pays more than minimum wage job


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No wonder we have a "Why work?" mentality in this country.
The more that become Government dependent - the more Left votes there are.
Have we lost America?







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TheFolker
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re: Welfare pays more than minimum wage job


We'll just raise minimum wage to $15. That will fix everything.





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MoreOrLes
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We'll just raise minimum wage to $15.




And force more of those jobs to an overseas market.



Brilliant ........what else ya got?






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Elcid96
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Romney had a car elevator!





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miamitiger
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I know a few friends of friends, that are late 20s that live at home, get unemployment and food stamps, and sell just enough drugs to support their habit and make a couple hundred bucks a month. Their parents just make them pay a little for rent.


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PuntBamaPunt
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re: Welfare pays more than minimum wage job


Being poor sounds awesome.





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Chimlim
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Yeah but haven't you heard? We don't have a spending problem in this country.





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Beerinthepocket
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re: Welfare pays more than minimum wage job


It's not that being poor is "awesome", our country has just made it too easy. Being poor should be miserable in order to motivate the individuals to better themselves.

As it stands they can just collect welfare/food stamps/unemployment/medicaid and watch tv on their big screen LED TV while playing games on their iPhone and be content.






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Vols&Shaft83
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No wonder we have a "Why work?" mentality in this country. The more that become Government dependent - the more Left votes there are. Have we lost America?


The left will use this to argue for an increase in minimum wage instead of making a common sense argument for a decrease in welfare benefits. See, if it's more painful to be on welfare than it is to have an entry level job, then more people will go to work, and less will live on welfare. IT'S SO frickING SIMPLE A frickING 6 YEAR OLD CAN UNDERSTAND IT, WHY CAN'T THE LIBERALS???






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Chimlim
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Liberals have a much lesser chance of getting elected if they encourage work.





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constant cough
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Thanks, Obama





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NC_Tigah
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Welfare pays more than minimum wage job
The concept of "relative poverty" is problematic. Yet, Welfare subsidy is based upon it.

Our "poverty line" is defined as something akin to disposable income below 50% of national median. Tying poverty to median income, as we do, means that if median income increases nationally, and income distribution stays the same, then the poverty line rises proportionately, leaving poverty rate unchanged. The saying "a rising tide lifts all boats" is inapplicable to "poverty level" in such terms.

IOW, the US Poverty Line is no longer directly tied to basic needs for healthy living; having sufficient income to provide the food, shelter and clothing needed to preserve health, etc.

An odd corollary is Obama's quest for egality thru redistribution could theoretically decrease poverty thresholds, and reduce eligibility numbers if he succeeds in reducing upper income wealth. This could occur, despite the fact that those on subsistence would find it more difficult to afford basic necessities.




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gatorrocks
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It's not that being poor is "awesome", our country has just made it too easy. Being poor should be miserable in order to motivate the individuals to better themselves.

I've said this very same thing for many years.

People have to be shocked into change. Want change? Make welfare absolutely miserable and people will change.

70% will change for the better, 30% will turn to crime / continue what they are doing.






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Champagne
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"America" is an illegitimate syndicate cobbled together by a bunch of white slaveowners whose goal it was to fabricate an unfair scheme to keep white men rich and oppress everybody else.

At least, that's what my college professor taught me.

So, to answer you question, "Yes" we have lost America, because Obama has saved us from that illegitimate syndicate cobbled together by a bunch of white slaveowners . . . at least this is what I figure one of our LibTard TD members will tell us.






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gatorrocks
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My aunt who works as a cashier at walmart had this to say today:

"How is it that people on food stamps get to eat so well? Hey I believe in the food stamp program, to help people but geez, when you get more in food stamps then I get working my tail off for two weeks, I am getting ticked!

Then they hand it to the person behind them to feed them also.. so if you get enough to share why the heck do you need so much???"


When a walmart cashier complains, you know shite is bad.



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LSURussian
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I know a few friends of friends, that are late 20s that live at home, get unemployment and food stamps, and sell just enough drugs to support their habit and make a couple hundred bucks a month. Their parents just make them pay a little for rent.
A situation like that is not the government's fault. The responsibility lies squarely on the parents.






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Champagne
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Make welfare absolutely miserable and people will change.


Want real change?

Make welfare benefits like this:

Want FedGov housing? You are subject to home inspections to check up on your landscaping, home repair, health and welfare of your family. You are responsible for upkeep of the house. If you fail to meet standards, you are thrown out of the house, by force, if necessary.


Want MedicAid? Household members will be measured for height, weighed and taped for body fat in order to insure good health. See the Nutritionist if FedGov deems that you are too fat. If you don't lose weight, you lose MedicAid. Households will be inspected at random in order to ensure that no unhealthy habits and activities occur. Any and all evidence of criminal activity are admissible in court AND you get thrown out of your FedGov house and off of MedicAid.

Want FedGov food? Report to your Food Collection point and draw your 30 day ration of basic foods. Overweight beneficiaries of FedGov food will have reduced rations.

Well, of course, my scenario is extreme, but, it could be used as a starting point to discuss whether some controls are needed.



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gatorrocks
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Want real change?

Make welfare benefits like this:

Want FedGov housing? You are subject to home inspections to check up on your landscaping, home repair, health and welfare of your family. You are responsible for upkeep of the house. If you fail to meet standards, you are thrown out of the house, by force, if necessary.


Want MedicAid? Household members will be measured for height, weighed and taped for body fat in order to insure good health. See the Nutritionist if FedGov deems that you are too fat. If you don't lose weight, you lose MedicAid. Households will be inspected at random in order to ensure that no unhealthy habits and activities occur. Any and all evidence of criminal activity are admissible in court AND you get thrown out of your FedGov house and off of MedicAid.

Want FedGov food? Report to your Food Collection point and draw your 30 day ration of basic foods. Overweight beneficiaries of FedGov food will have reduced rations.

Well, of course, my scenario is extreme, but, it could be used as a starting point to discuss whether some controls are needed.


RACIST! Or FATTIST! Or Whatever they'll scream about to make sure welfare keeps the sheep voting for them.






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LSURussian
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Report to your Food Collection point and draw your 30 day ration of basic foods. Overweight beneficiaries of FedGov food

I'm a jerk for doing it but this is the reason I never contribute to the Food Bank.

I know the Food Bank helps some older persons who really need the food, but there is almost no screening done to determine if a recipient is a professional welfare taker or is just in a temporary bad cycle of his life. Every time they show people lined up at the Food Bank to get their free stuff, at least 50% of the people in line are grossly overweight.

Instead of giving to the Food Bank, I help families directly who friends have told me are in need due to losing a job, illness, accident, etc.






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Champagne
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Food "Bank" is an outrageous misnomer. It should be called Food "Depot".

Are you with me here?






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