Are people taking advantage of welfare?

Are people taking advantage of welfare?

Created by realblogger on Dec 4, 2013

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Dayton, OH

#54 Dec 6, 2013
60s chic wrote:
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........The cost of living continues to rise. I can't believe my food bill each week. Property taxes are going up again, including water, electric, etc. It seems I'm paying so much more for the same amount of groceries I was getting 6 months before.....
A liberal...

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#56 Dec 6, 2013
Here's the deal... You can get an education and/or skills and make decent money or you can choose not to. If you choose to be the chief chili fry maker you get paid less. If you want to make more, try working harder/getting a better education. It's not that hard of a concept to understand.

I'm happy and well provided or where I'm at (ie: I don't count on the government to support me and mine). Are you?(I'm guessing not so much, that's why you want to make $15/hr for flippin burgers)

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#57 Dec 6, 2013
**well provided for. Not provided or. Darn sticky keyboard.
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Dayton, OH

#58 Dec 6, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
**well provided for. Not provided or. Darn sticky keyboard.
Your keyboard isn't "sticky" for the same reason as the Ferret's. Plus you're a trillion times smarter.
60s chic

Allentown, PA

#61 Dec 6, 2013
You can thank wrote:
<quoted text>A liberal...
I'm only liberal as far as being fair to those who deserve it. What's fair about keeping minimum wage where it's currently at, while the cost of living continues to escalate? How do you suppose people can live with that standard? Oh, I get it, you don't give a damn. Let the world pass you by. The truth is no one can get away with that for very long. Everything we do or don't do in this world profoundly affects us in some way or other and those effects can be disastrous. We all need to be aware of that.
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Dayton, OH

#62 Dec 6, 2013
60s chic wrote:
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I'm only liberal as far as being fair to those who deserve it. What's fair about keeping minimum wage where it's currently at, while the cost of living continues to escalate? How do you suppose people can live with that standard? Oh, I get it, you don't give a damn. Let the world pass you by. The truth is no one can get away with that for very long. Everything we do or don't do in this world profoundly affects us in some way or other and those effects can be disastrous. We all need to be aware of that.
Who the hell do you think is "escalating" the cost of living??? Tax & Spend LIBERALS, that's who!
60s chic

Allentown, PA

#64 Dec 6, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>They use "liberal" as a pejorative. They think Obama is liberal! They clearly have been mislead and don't mind it at all.
It's simple math. The poor spend everything they have- because they have so little. They can't save. It's the same with the middle class. Give $100 bucks to a poor man and it immediately goes back into the economy. Give it to a millionaire and he just pockets it. The working people- the middle class- made this country great. The rich are dismantling it. It's an effing shame.
Couldn't agree with you more.

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#65 Dec 6, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>They use "liberal" as a pejorative. They think Obama is liberal! They clearly have been mislead and don't mind it at all.
It's simple math. The poor spend everything they have- because they have so little. They can't save. It's the same with the middle class. Give $100 bucks to a poor man and it immediately goes back into the economy. Give it to a millionaire and he just pockets it. The working people- the middle class- made this country great. The rich are dismantling it. It's an effing shame.
They could save. If you're not working, why do you need a smart phone when you can get by on less? Why do you need expensive clothing or ridiculous sized manicured nails or cable tv? Why do you need to drive a caddy if you can't feed your family? Do you really need $200 sneakers if you're collecting food stamps?

Just askin...

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Kansas City, MO

#67 Dec 6, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
<quoted text>They could save. If you're not working, why do you need a smart phone when you can get by on less? Why do you need expensive clothing or ridiculous sized manicured nails or cable tv? Why do you need to drive a caddy if you can't feed your family? Do you really need $200 sneakers if you're collecting food stamps?
Just askin...
ridiculous sized nails,$200 sneakers, caddies?.rofl you act like no white people take advantage of the system.

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#69 Dec 6, 2013
Racist Alert wrote:
<quoted text>ridiculous sized nails,$200 sneakers, caddies?.rofl you act like no white people take advantage of the system.
If you assume I was talking about black people (despite the fact that I didn't reference anyone's skin tone) you are the racist. At least we all know you equate those qualities solely to black folk. Pig.

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#71 Dec 6, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>They use "liberal" as a pejorative. They think Obama is liberal! They clearly have been mislead and don't mind it at all.
It's simple math. The poor spend everything they have- because they have so little. They can't save. It's the same with the middle class. Give $100 bucks to a poor man and it immediately goes back into the economy. Give it to a millionaire and he just pockets it. The working people- the middle class- made this country great. The rich are dismantling it. It's an effing shame.
This is a sad reality for us "working poor" I make $12 /hr and support my three kids with no help at all except free lunches at school. I try to save as much as I can, however I never seem to get 500 dollars saved before something breaks or someone needs to go to the dr. If you give me a hundred dollars I will be happy to pump it back into the economy. No big sneakers or nails here, I might buy myself a pair of winter boots because I gave mine to my kid who outgrew his old ones. I might squander it by having pizza and pop at home while watching a movie, or I might send it to the dentist to help pay on a bill. But I will put it back in the economy.
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Kansas City, MO

#72 Dec 6, 2013
Nobody 2 Special wrote:
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This is a sad reality for us "working poor" I make $12 /hr and support my three kids with no help at all except free lunches at school. I try to save as much as I can, however I never seem to get 500 dollars saved before something breaks or someone needs to go to the dr. If you give me a hundred dollars I will be happy to pump it back into the economy. No big sneakers or nails here, I might buy myself a pair of winter boots because I gave mine to my kid who outgrew his old ones. I might squander it by having pizza and pop at home while watching a movie, or I might send it to the dentist to help pay on a bill. But I will put it back in the economy.
Would a bump up to $15 an hour be something you're interested in or do you feel you don't deserve it?

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Kansas City, MO

#73 Dec 6, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
<quoted text>If you assume I was talking about black people (despite the fact that I didn't reference anyone's skin tone) you are the racist. At least we all know you equate those qualities solely to black folk. Pig.
Who said anything about blacks if not you? Stepped in it?

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Dublin, Ireland

#74 Dec 7, 2013
Take advantage of Welfare?? >

Ah NO,
WHO'D dream of doing that):!!!
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Findlay, OH

#75 Dec 7, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Take advantage of Welfare?? >
Ah NO,
WHO'D dream of doing that):!!!
The Illinois Ferret and the rest of the Obama Clowns....

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Greensburg, IN

#76 Dec 7, 2013
Something must be done "\" N_O_W "/"

Since 2009, the Fair Labor Standards Act has dictated that the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Some people think that’s too low; others think it’s too high. But it turns out that, in 35 states, it’s a better deal not to work—and instead, to take advantage of federal welfare programs—than to take a minimum-wage job. That’s the takeaway from a new study published by Michael Tanner and Charles Hughes of the Cato Institute.

“The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive for work,” Tanner and Hughes write in their new paper.“Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for the Earned Income Tax Credit,” which offers extra subsidies to low-income workers who take work.“In 13 states [welfare] pays more than $15 per hour.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/201...

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Chicago, IL

#77 Dec 7, 2013
Nobody is underpaid. Some are under skilled They earn minimum wages, for minimum skills.

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Greensburg, IN

#78 Dec 7, 2013
and effort.

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And walk outa here!

#79 Dec 7, 2013
Isn't it true that we all wish we could make more money at our jobs? This thread has gotten side tracked from welfare getting taken advantage of to whether or not you deserve to make what you make at the job you do. While certain jobs pay higher wages than others that's no reason to run people down for what they do and for them wanting more money to do it. This attitude of wanting more will essentially lead folks to move on to a more prosperous career if it is possible for them to do so. How ever they may be in a position where it's not possible for them to do so. Regardless whether their working in Mcdonalds or their a doctor they are not the folks trying to take advantage of the welfare system if they are in fact working to try an get by.
The low life's who sit back and are willing for their family to do without so they can prove to the gov. that they aren't able to work when they are in fact capable but just want a free hand out, and believe me I see it in my little town a lot, are the ones who are guilty here.
So let's try to stick to the subject instead of running people down who have to flip burgers and wait on the ungrateful public every day. So they want more money, well so do I.

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Chicago, IL

#80 Dec 7, 2013
If those minimum wage people are so woefully underpaid, you'd think they would be motivated to pay attention in school, not drop out, earn higher grades and seek out college scholarships so they would qualify for a higher paying job.

But that DOES entail an awful lot of effort.

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