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The Lazy Man's Way To Social Wealth
Welfare and Poverty Across the World
Criminalization of Poverty
Is Welfare Fraud?
In Ireland, it is reported from www.urban.org that welfare recipients receive an average monetary benefit of $285.57 (USD) weekly. That is more than most people in America make at minimum wage jobs!
Before the 1930's, welfare was relatively unheard of and not an ordinary part of the woven fabric of the world. It was geared, originally, to assist those returning from WWII to compensate their earnings while recovering from war and adjusting to civilian life.
In 1996, The United States put a permanent ceiling or cap on benefits received. One drawing welfare benefits could only access those benefits for five years in a lifetime.
Great Britian has an interesting angle on welfare. Your benefits are determined by how long you worked and how much you paid into the government pool. Then, a percentage of what you used to earn before losing your job and requesting welfare is awarded to you. For example, someone who was making $41,867 a year will get a mere $89.75 a week on welfare. British citizens are ony permited to receive welfare for 6 months over the course of a lifetime. It is a deterent to ever getting on welfare, the British government believes.
In France, Germany, or Finland, the benefits are higher. They have a 2 year cap for a liftime on welfare benefits. And, they issue 40%-75% of a person's former income to the recipient.
The overall message is that you won't get a gravy train from the govrnment to help with all your basic needs anymore. Those who think they can just not work are in for a shock. Those who just need a little boost between jobs in tis rough economy won't be able to make ends meet either. Once on welfare, it's tough to get back on your feet and recover from job loss. You become a slave to poverty without the tools to get ahead.
People on welfare must take personal action on their part to further themselves, not relying on the government to take care of them. I realize not everyone on welfare is lazy, but a few are.