"I say they should work local government jobs to save the tax payers money."<quoted text>
The question is why are these individuals not getting the help they need? Not money, but help. Why are those who are on the government dole not required to go to classes to learn simple life skills like balancing a checkbook or how credit cards work so they don't get themselves in trouble? Why are they not required to work? I say they should work local government jobs to save the tax payers money. They are already getting benefits so no further payment would be needed. The abuse of government programs is what rubs me wrong the most. Give those who need help the help they deserve but also give them the tools they need to climb out of the hole they are in, not just money hoping they will be motivated and disciplined enough to use it to better themselves.
Ummm, just a thought, but for those who are currently working in "government jobs," you would be calling for their layoffs. How would that solve the problem when now you just have a different group of people getting on the government dole?
Another thing; the government has no interest in people learning to balance a checkbook or keeping them from going deeply into debt. Keeping people broke, poor and barely scraping by is just what the government needs to make and keep people dependant on them. That's how they stay in power.