Has Welfare Ruined America?

Has Welfare Ruined America?

Created by Happy Hour on May 30, 2008

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IGOR

United States

#1 May 31, 2008
No...But Americans are attempting to ruin America.
Reality Check

Chesterfield, MO

#2 May 31, 2008
the abuse of the welfare system has produced a generation who has no desire to earn a living for themselves. women who have one child and are too pathetic to go and get a job. these people who abuse the system are worth less than dog sh!t
bbwolf

Elizabethton, TN

#3 May 31, 2008
Welfare and public housing should be only for two groups. Disabled and elderly. There is no reason for the rest of us to provide food, clothing, and shelter to any mentally and physically able person. Public housing is a crime infested place that police are even afraid to go into. This is ridiculous. Guns and drugs are the law of the land in projects and they should be cleaned up. All able bodied individuals should be moved out to make room for the disabled and elderly.
Truth

Redmond, WA

#4 May 31, 2008
bbwolf wrote:
Welfare and public housing should be only for two groups. Disabled and elderly. There is no reason for the rest of us to provide food, clothing, and shelter to any mentally and physically able person. Public housing is a crime infested place that police are even afraid to go into. This is ridiculous. Guns and drugs are the law of the land in projects and they should be cleaned up. All able bodied individuals should be moved out to make room for the disabled and elderly.
I agree 100%.

NAI

“Love and Happiness”

Since: Mar 08

from Orangeburg, SC live in MD

#5 May 31, 2008
bbwolf wrote:
Welfare and public housing should be only for two groups. Disabled and elderly. There is no reason for the rest of us to provide food, clothing, and shelter to any mentally and physically able person. Public housing is a crime infested place that police are even afraid to go into. This is ridiculous. Guns and drugs are the law of the land in projects and they should be cleaned up. All able bodied individuals should be moved out to make room for the disabled and elderly.
Well said! I agree!
black man

White House, TN

#6 May 31, 2008
most obvious in black community where the govt. has made the black man a liability to the income of the family rather than an asset. In other words Skanks with a babby daddy unknown get more money than a wife with a husband who earns at or below the living wage

“Speak your mind.”

Since: Aug 07

Chester, SC

#7 May 31, 2008
I wouldn't say that welfare has ruined America...with the way the economy is going, there are more people now (and will continue to be more in the future) who need assistance. I believe in a "hand UP," not a "hand OUT." Everybody falls on hard times, sometimes for reasons beyond their control, and many people are living from check to check and are therefore 1-2 checks from needing that kind of assistance. I certainly don't want anyone to be homeless or starving, but I think that time limits need to be enforced...and it's a lot cheaper to give someone a bus pass to go to work than a check for them to stay at home!
black man

White House, TN

#8 May 31, 2008
I would not have participated in this thread had i realized it was started by the infamous racist and hate monger Danni!
Still I stand by my words in the previous post.

“Protect our natural resources”

Since: Jul 07

Napa Valley

#9 May 31, 2008
Stating the obvious wrote:
I wouldn't say that welfare has ruined America...with the way the economy is going, there are more people now (and will continue to be more in the future) who need assistance. I believe in a "hand UP," not a "hand OUT." Everybody falls on hard times, sometimes for reasons beyond their control, and many people are living from check to check and are therefore 1-2 checks from needing that kind of assistance. I certainly don't want anyone to be homeless or starving, but I think that time limits need to be enforced...and it's a lot cheaper to give someone a bus pass to go to work than a check for them to stay at home!
You`re right, if they`ll go to work.

“Who P@@ed in Your Conflakes?”

Since: May 08

Cornholio Iowa

#10 May 31, 2008
canteyhilllady wrote:
<quoted text> You`re right, if they`ll go to work.
Big if.

“Who P@@ed in Your Conflakes?”

Since: May 08

Cornholio Iowa

#11 May 31, 2008
bbwolf wrote:
Welfare and public housing should be only for two groups. Disabled and elderly. There is no reason for the rest of us to provide food, clothing, and shelter to any mentally and physically able person. Public housing is a crime infested place that police are even afraid to go into. This is ridiculous. Guns and drugs are the law of the land in projects and they should be cleaned up. All able bodied individuals should be moved out to make room for the disabled and elderly.
I am sacred that one day when I'm older, I'll end up in sub-standard, crime-infested public housing before I go to a nursing home. Those places are frightening, especially when you are physically handicapped or disabled. It's no place to be.
phi beta kappa

Columbia, SC

#12 May 31, 2008
The welfare system has crippled two and three generations of the black culture, with no end in sight. We are in one "He77 of a Fix" in this country with no hope in sight. It took us 40 years to get to our current situation. I don't know if there's any way to "dig ourselves out".
Gee Whiz

AOL

#13 May 31, 2008
And a government healthcare system will do the SAME thing. Once they start it, there will be NO going back. It will just make people lazier and lazier.
Make folks pay school taxes based on the number of kids they have. It all comes now from property owners, whether they have kids or not. Too many people with kids dont own property and there for their kids truly go to school for FREE. Create a separate school tax to be paid by EVERYONE. Better yet, cut out lottery scholarships for higher education and put that money in k-12. At least the welfare mamas and daddies who cant afford to buy a house and earn a living but manage to throw hundreds of dollars a month on the lottery will be providing SOMETHING they can benefit from.
Big Bad John 47

United States

#14 May 31, 2008
bbwolf wrote:
Welfare and public housing should be only for two groups. Disabled and elderly. There is no reason for the rest of us to provide food, clothing, and shelter to any mentally and physically able person. Public housing is a crime infested place that police are even afraid to go into. This is ridiculous. Guns and drugs are the law of the land in projects and they should be cleaned up. All able bodied individuals should be moved out to make room for the disabled and elderly.
I share your frustrations. Your post is so to the point, I would have even agreed with that forum racist "phi beta kappa" if she would have posted it.
Justice

AOL

#16 Oct 30, 2008
black man wrote:
I would not have participated in this thread had i realized it was started by the infamous racist and hate monger Danni!
Still I stand by my words in the previous post.
Lmaoooo, she's in short demand these days.... I guess her hands are full these days. I am still wondering how much longer she will be wearing those braces. I guess once she's done wearing them.... from the looks of it, she'll just pass them on down through the family.
Sarah Impalin

Burbank, CA

#17 Oct 30, 2008
Bring back Hoovervilles.
hard working american

United States

#18 Nov 5, 2008
yes, they dont get out and work. they just sit there with their hands out eating chees burgers and talking on their cell phones!!!
Dark Kent

Montezuma, IA

#19 Nov 5, 2008
bbwolf wrote:
Welfare and public housing should be only for two groups. Disabled and elderly. There is no reason for the rest of us to provide food, clothing, and shelter to any mentally and physically able person. Public housing is a crime infested place that police are even afraid to go into. This is ridiculous. Guns and drugs are the law of the land in projects and they should be cleaned up. All able bodied individuals should be moved out to make room for the disabled and elderly.
you are correct. no matter what your race is.
danni1337

Lexington, SC

#20 Nov 6, 2008
Obama/Biden
hard working republican

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Dec 22, 2008
Obama=give everything away to the people that don't want to work that have cable and cell phones. Or this lady I know with 9 kids and no boyfriend or husband. Or this lady that is "disabled" yet can still play pool at the pool hall which is so much more labor than a job. We're becoming socialist, give everything to everyone no matter how hard they work.

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