I work in a low income housing complex of over 200 apartments. People there get the apartments for at least $50, every thing included, up to $1200 in food stamps, up to $800 in allowance, WIC, free phones and everything that they get from Salvation Army and Goodwill. Why should they just hang around, sleep/smoke/drink/take drugs all day, while someone else is footing the bill? Most of these people are fully able bodied people, just working the system. Some of these have been in this system for over 25 years, milking the system. Would any POLITICIAN get involved with this ?
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So well said. I think we often forget the real picture because people only hear about the abuses from Media Scumbags and politicians who want to make you believe "they are just like us".
Just one of the puzzling things that happens in the complex is why people obtain apartments, then do not live there, but still have addresses there? fraud? scam? Could someone tell me why? Tax payers are footing the bill for them NOT living there.
"Fraudsters" often do not live at the address they give, & never did, & have no right to the property. It happened to us--a person in another state opened a store account in our name at our address!!! They NEVER lived here--& we don't kn
Sounds like that should be investigated. I just read of how the DHHS inspector general is investigating why very young children in the medicaid system have extremely high rates of antipsychotic drugs prescribed to them. Much more could be probed...
lifelovemystery, In this housing complex, there is one person that has been in the welfare system for 40 years, with his children and his grandchildren in the same complex. There is something wrong with this! I would not believe this but I work here
You said it yourself--200 units, and ONE PERSON's family being the sort of "example" that feeds the media frenzy. It is not that common.
Well said! Stop feeding the war machine! "Food" stamps should also be amended to be able to purchase personal hygiene necessities, and the use of food stamps to purchase junk food--candy, chips, cake, etc. should be eliminated.
Nice touch. Good point - food stamps should be alloted to the purchase of healthy food, if they gave a damn about the people eating it. I do like that they can be used at many farmer's markets. That's a win/win to me.
My thoughts on this, is to supply work for money. HUH? Novel Idea!! Other countries are processing garbage, containing usable metals, plastics, paper, cardboard and other materials for usable products. Why can't the government provide work ?
You want them to stop handing out food stamps and start handing out jobs. I want to cut our dependency on them for survival altogether. The gov't is not our life source. They should only assure that what we need to live is untainted and obtainable
My comment on processing garbage is a money making process, not a hand-me money. There are millions of tons of garbage produced each day, which, when separated, can produce a sizable profit. Precious metals, paper, cardboard and plastics can be sold
Not a bad idea, sounds like a business opportunity. Hop on it! Not the government's job to make jobs, but as it should be their place to make sure we have enough untainted resources to survive, waste management should be up to them, and improved.
Another idea is to test the welfare people for drugs. If they are positive, then they are kicked off the assistance program. With about 57% of the people in this state receiving entitlements, politicians will not touch this or assistance programs
There was a recent news item about out a state that had done this--and they wasted a ton of money on these drug tests...and found less than two dozen users among all the recipients...It's not he poorest doing the most drug usage--drugs cost too much!
In the complex that I work at, I could be drug tested positive by just entering the apartments, breathing this stuff!!! Believe me, there are more than half the people doing drugs at this complex !!! The drug problem is worse than people know !
Truthfully, the government pays more for more children, thus more children are being produced in the welfare system. Why reward welfare people for being a tax burden by paying them to have more welfare children?
This line of thinking is just all wrong. Nobody's having kids for a paycheck. A welfare life is not a reward. If you want to alleviate the tax burden, quit funding pre-emptive wars. We are all innocent, just trying to make it. Quit hating.