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Let's Talk About Welfare

Updated on October 10, 2017

Mike's Common Sense

Public assistance, or welfare, came into being in our country back in the 1940's. It was a very necessary step at the time because there simply weren't enough jobs available for the population of black men. Whites owned almost all factories, and business, and there were no equal employment laws. This was supposed to be a short term proposal.

That was seventy years ago. We are entering the fourth generation of welfare families. There is a reason for this, FREE MONEY! Why do anything when you are getting free money?

However, there is a catch, when you get free money long enough; you expect to keep getting free money.

MIKE'S LAW: Whenever someone receives "free money", that person will NOT respect the money, or the giver. He also will not respect himself.

The problem with our inner cities is that they are full of people, who don't respect themselves, or anyone else. It is bred on the free money syndrome.

I'm not saying anyone should starve, but every able bodied person should do something to earn that money. When people earn their money, they respect not only the money they earned, but they respect themselves for earning it.

Hospitals are short staffed; our cities are filthy, roads, bridges, and our infrastructure are crumbling; find jobs for these people!

My sincere hope is that President Trump, will bring some jobs back from overseas, and start new programs to help our people.


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      Michael A Muehleisen 5 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Libby, you must be high to make those claims. There certainly is no hate mongering, or bigotry involved.

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      Libby 5 years ago

      The main problem with your 'generational welfare families' commentary is that there is exactly ZERO TRUTH to your claim.

      President Clinton passed welfare reform. That reform made it so that you could be on government assistance for no more than 60 months in your LIFETIME. Out the window goes to little farce about people being on welfare for four generations.

      It would be laughable if it wasn't so insulting to the intelligence of an educated person. And it continues to dumb down all the people who are suseptible to that type of hate mongering and race-baiting bigotry.

      Why do you think red states take the most federal funds to pay for all the people who live in poverty, because they are red states where education is lacking, where health insurance is reserved for a few, and where wages if you are fortunate enough to get them, are the lowest.