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.
This post was edited on 8/21 at 9:49 am