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PostSubject: Republicans propose welfare reform   Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:38 pm

Instead of just handing out money to folks that don't work, Republicans want to help people help themselves.

http://nyti.ms/1hvxEbC

Rubio, Lee, Cantor, Paul, and Ryan are hoping to reduce dependency on the government dole by "attaching or reattaching work requirements to safety-net programs, streamlining Federal offices, improving training and education initiatives, and offering tax breaks to the needy."

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Is the economy strong enough to provide jobs for folks currently on welfare?  Many folks don't think "workfare" programs are going to work.  

I'm not smart enough to know how to fix this, but we just cannot proceed with 44.7% of the population not paying income taxes and nearly 70% of the Federal budget allocated to dependence programs (heritage.org).

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PostSubject: Re: Republicans propose welfare reform   Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:04 am

Eric wrote:
Instead of just handing out money to folks that don't work, Republicans want to help people help themselves.

http://nyti.ms/1hvxEbC

Rubio, Lee, Cantor, Paul, and Ryan are hoping to reduce dependency on the government dole by "attaching or reattaching work requirements to safety-net programs, streamlining Federal offices, improving training and education initiatives, and offering tax breaks to the needy."

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Is the economy strong enough to provide jobs for folks currently on welfare?  Many folks don't think "workfare" programs are going to work.  

I'm not smart enough to know how to fix this, but we just cannot proceed with 44.7% of the population not paying income taxes and nearly 70% of the Federal budget allocated to dependence programs (heritage.org).

    Another question to add along with yours....Is the economy strong enough to continue to fund folks currently on welfare that can work?.. That answer is obvious and some better start addressing this mess...If the stats are currect...that's a telling tale about our society today...When there has been a culture of dependency established for decades (no matter how well intentioned)...there is no easy answers of solutions...
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PostSubject: Re: Republicans propose welfare reform   Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:30 pm

Oh, will the bleeding heart liberals cry out in unison. Yessir, "We cannot let those unfortunate people (translate: voters) go cold and hungry."

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PostSubject: Re: Republicans propose welfare reform   Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:14 pm

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Oh, will the bleeding heart liberals cry out in unison.  Yessir, "We cannot let those unfortunate people (translate: voters) go cold and hungry."

The Baby Mommas can't work because there is nobody to watch their children or they are just plain lazy. The Baby Daddy's can't work because they are uneducated or have been convicted of felonies - or are just plain lazy.

Should there be a limit on how many kids a welfare recipient can have before benefits are stopped for additional kids? If a woman has a kid and goes on welfare should taxpayers keep handing her more and more money as she keeps dropping kids by multiple baby daddy's? Does the IRS hound the baby daddy's for reimbursement? The IRS will hound someone for not signing up for insurance they don't want or need but those who are a true burden to society get a pass.

Taxpayers have seen $3.7 TRILLION spent (wasted?) on welfare programs in the last 5 years. When is it ever going to be enough????

And why should they work?

"A new study by the CATO Institute, a public policy think tank, found that some welfare recipients make more “income” than those in the private sector.

A mother with two children in New York, for instance, is able to collect $38,004 per year in welfare handouts. This is greater than the starting salary of a teacher in the state.

And the problem is not limited to New York. CATO found that many states give handouts with sums greater than what workers earn in the private sector. According to the study, Hawaii is generally the most generous with benefits — there, a mother of two is eligible to earn $60,590 per year.

The study also pointed out the least generous states. A mother of two in Idaho, the state that came in dead last, is only eligible for $11,150 per year.

Perhaps most unsettling is the fact that in 33 states, welfare recipients make more than they would at an $8 per hour job. In fact, in 12 of those states, welfare recipients make more than they would at a $12 per hour job."



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PostSubject: Re: Republicans propose welfare reform   Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:17 am

The question of the year!
We are always hearing about how social security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about welfare running out of money?
What’s interesting, the first group worked for their money, the second didn’t!
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PostSubject: Re: Republicans propose welfare reform   Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:23 pm

Good question nochain. Welfare should not mean free ride for life.
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