Liberals/Progressives may have trouble believing this but I have an entire family of EX-inlaws that LIVE, NOT just survive but LIVE on welfare for FOUR generations. They would inform each other, then as to how to fill out forms, which case workers to see or to avoid to enable them to get the most milk from the government teat.<quoted text>
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.
THIS IS their occupation! To swindle the system created by the compassionate. To take advantage of the benevolent. All of the while, they are getting food stamps, section 8 housing, a medical card, FREE lunches at school etc while owning "Smart Phones", an HD TV, the latest fashions in clothes, To get complete financial support with out breaking a sweat, without answering to an alarm clock, without saying or thinking "Thank You". Instead, the abusers simply look for more & more.
The truly deserving ones end up leaving the support programs as soon as they can because they have self esteem, pride, morals, ethics, & more.
IF we were to put cameras overhead at EVERY case workers work station/desk just like there are cameras at just about EVERY cashiers station at Kroger, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, bank teller station; & record case workers phone conversation ("this call may be recorded for quality assurance") for these same people, WE the U.S. tax payer will see standards & pay outs shift in a proper way.
The same as drug testing for a job or for Welfare. There are few guilty test because those that know that they will flunk will NOT test so the undeserving are under served as it should be with that mind spent.
Consequently, there are more funds available for the more deserving.