Letters: Welfare abuse

Full story: El Paso Times

State Rep. Chisum stated that Medicaid and CHIP are bankrupting Texas and that the Heritage Foundation said that if the state were to opt out, Texas would save $60 billion between 2013-2019. Why not first try to eliminate any abuse within those programs and see just how much Texas could save? But don't stop there.

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Joe

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Dec 1, 2010
 

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<quoted text> Figures! The only reason that the down and out get any help at all is because there is still some democrats left in the United States government.If the republicans ever take over our government completely, then we has had the schnitz.Sorry bunch of bastards.You are doing what you said you would do and your time in the lime light is going to be short lived.You can not soar with eagles if you fly with buzzards,Einstein.El Paso does not go republican and now the rest of this unenlightened state will have seen that light too.It can NOT GET ANY WORSE than the shape the republicans have left us in.So every one knocking down over 40 grand are republicans? No! Is that 25 grand? Really?
The War on Poverty has been a dismal failure. The government has wasted many billions of dollars on it and there's more poverty than ever.

The USA is like a giant cat lady who starts feeding cats. More cats show up, she takes them all in, they breed out of control but she continues to set out food. After a while she's not buying food for herself, has no life but is overwhelmed by more and more cats.

Its time to end the failure called the War on Poverty.
Ella

El Paso, TX

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Dec 1, 2010
 
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Thanks again for not having children. When you die no one will care. Much like now.
Good response! Cute.

I am familiar with the quote you sent me, although I am not particularly fond of it, I appreciate the sentiment. People who see the glass half empty are usually succesful. I believe I got these values from my parents, or its probably my own garbage, know what I mean?

Please do polish your french for our sake ok? I would like to recommend a book to you , which you probably have heard of. Its written by a french author, The Little Prince. Its us. Good Day!
(Hey is there a website that can do my translation for me in French? Or am I going to have to do things the hard way and pay someone?! Just kidding!)
Puppetmaster

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Dec 1, 2010
 
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Good response! Cute.
I am familiar with the quote you sent me, although I am not particularly fond of it, I appreciate the sentiment. People who see the glass half empty are usually succesful. I believe I got these values from my parents, or its probably my own garbage, know what I mean?
Please do polish your french for our sake ok? I would like to recommend a book to you , which you probably have heard of. Its written by a french author, The Little Prince. Its us. Good Day!
(Hey is there a website that can do my translation for me in French? Or am I going to have to do things the hard way and pay someone?! Just kidding!)
Ella,

I like doing looking up psalms, quotes and sayings. Put them on my blog and get some feedback. What I find interesting is what people take from the words. Words can be very powerful. Your words are very powerful and I can almost take from them your feelings when you type them.

I plan to go to the book store today. Will look up the book you recommended.

My studies will continue in French ;-).

Take care and have a good day.
Petro

El Paso, TX

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Dec 1, 2010
 
Im tired of supporting Exon and all of the W croonies and the top 2% . Those free loading basturds have not paid any taxes in years.
AmericanDude

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Dec 16, 2010
 
This is a semi-interesting post.

To the people who claim to work for the HA. I don't doubt that people need help. I am all for helping. I am totally against just giving help. Do you remmber hearing, "God will help those who help themselves"? Maybe, maybe not.

Are we asking that you all investigate every individual that asks for help? Well, I'd have to say that my answer is YES. We pay you to do so. We pay you to ensure that the system is not abused. Are we bad people for not wanting to support a bunch of lazy people who can still work? NO! We pay taxes. As taxpayers, we expect to hold you accountable for what you were hired to do.

Do you have to harrass people? Not really. Do you have to break the law to get info? Once again, no. I don't know how many people work for the HA and don't really care. You people chose to take a job as public servants, and as such, you have the obligation to take care of the money that the public contributes. Does this mean working your arses off? You better believe it. Does it mean sitting in your cushy chair? No! You signed up for a job, execute it and get results. No more excuses.

Do people take advantage of the system? Yes they do and it is all over the place. Open your eyes, as you don't have to go very far to see what people do. Do people live like kings off of government help? NO! Of course they don't. That is not the purpose of these programs.

What is the purpose of these programs? The purpose should be to provide temporary help. These should be limited to 2 yrs. Yes, you can make exceptions for truly handicap people. There are a lot of people who have legally gamed the system to become handicap. Those don't count.

Can you make exceptions for old people? Of course, anyone over 65 can qualify for help.

Do you all do a good job of taking care of business? I would say NO! You all do the bare minimum as all government workers do. Don't try to kid yourselves, government workers tend to always do the bare minimum as there is so much bureaucracy that you all simply give up. Is it your fault? YES! You should never yield to BS pressure from politicians.

So, what is the purpose of the welfare program and government help? You probably believe that it is there to help people get off their feet. Sounds like a good and true belief. In my skewed mind, I say that is not the purpose. The real purpose of government funded programs is to create a depedency on the government from the masses. If there were not a dependency on the government, then we would need them. And ultimately, we would not need you. Notice I said we need you.

The welfare system was created to ensure that people live a live of waiting for help. This is passed on from generation to generation to generation. Look in your archives for crying out loud. You will see that you helped Mr. Chavez 30 yrs ago for 30 yrs and that you helped his daughter Linda for another 10 yrs and that you are now helping her son Michael for another 2 yrs and on and on and on.

Where are your metrics that show your success rate in moving people up and out of the system? I'd like to see where you are able to prove that you are worth what you are getting paid?

In a normal job, if you don't produce, you get removed. What's the deal with your jobs? What kind of things are you measured on? How many people you give help to or how many you got out of the system?

I think before you all claim to believe that the common human has no idea what you poor souls who work with the less fortunate go through, you gotta ask yourselves questions. Are you really making a difference? How many people have you really helped and I don't mean extended a helping hand to. How many have you moved beyond the system. If they died, they don't count.

Measure, measure, measure is the only way to know if you are being successful.

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