Back at you Pops. Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.Look you two, you have more in common than you want to let on because you two have gotten into opposing each other because 1 of you started name calling. I would wager that it started just like the Hatfields & McCoys, Neither one of you truly know the origin & would argue about that too.
On this issue, I would bet that Neither one of you would condone cheating on these programs but neither would you want to see the deserving to lose out.
I KNOW deserving folks & cheating folks. So I also know that both of you are correct.
The problem as I see it is government over site or the lack there-of. I have thoughts of solutions on this but that is getting away from what I wanted to focus on in my 1st 3 paragraphs.
Well, I had my say about the both of you so I'll shut up until prompted otherwise.
Have a very good Thanksgiving.
I hope that everyone sees as many family & friends as makes you happy!:>D
You are absolutely correct. It's imagery.
When a liberal thinks of a poor person, he or she thinks of a guy coming home greasy and dirty from repairing cars all day long. The wife is putting more water in the soup. The husband and his four children sit at the table with the 40 watt light fixture hanging by wires from the ceiling.
When we conservatives think of the poor, we think of what we observe and the link that I posted in my last reply.
Yes, the solution would be to separate the truly poor from the players. But that's not possible.
If you are a welfare worker, and your job depends on people coming in for welfare, is it in your best interest to get them off of public assistance? If you are a politician that depends on the welfare vote, are you going to try and legislate people back to work?
We are probably the only government in the world that actually uses television and radio advertisement to get people on food stamps, welfare, Obama phones, or a number of other government handouts.
Back in the 90's when Newt Gingrich legislated Welfare Reform, it was a very successful program. More people working and contributing to our society than taking out of it. Married couples stayed together longer, first time workers claiming that they felt liberated for the first time in their lives.
The question is, do we still have that today?