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I want to idenify one of America's biggest problems.

  1. drantolic profile image50
    drantolicposted 5 years ago

    I want to idenify one of America's biggest problems.

    How is welfare a 'trap' when they have a time limit....which only gives you so many months to be able to collect aid?

  2. conradofontanilla profile image81
    conradofontanillaposted 5 years ago

    You may identify it by looking into the split in the governance of the United States (I presume that is what you mean by 'America'). There are two governments in the United States, one is the Federal Reserve bank that controls the monetary policies like interest rates. Another is comprised of the Legislative, Executive and Judiciary. The Fed is insulated from politics. The President of the United States has no say on monetary policy. He cannot order minting of US coins without the approval of the Fed, as President Kennedy found out. Now America is under the thumb of corporate America, all because it created the corporation as another legal personality that has grown so big that it can produce a president of America. You cannot sue in court the chairman of the Fed if you disagree with his policies. You have to sue the Fed, and the chairman will stay even if the Fed were proven guilty. The corporation has another personality. A corporate drug maker was sued for making and marketing a painkiller. This corporation spent over 4 billion dollars in litigations and medications of victims of the drug. But the chairman of the corporation and the board members remained. They are untouchable as persons comprising the board. The budget of a multinational is even bigger than the budget of one country in Europe. One of the reasons why the Eurodollar was set up is to compete, in terms of budgets, with the corporations of America. No one nation in Europe can match the budget of a computer maker corporation in America.
    The anti-trust laws might have dealt with the problems posed by corporations (overlapping directorship of corporations, identical bids for projects in government with one selected by coporations as winner).But the power gained by the Fed might prove as durable as the Vatican.

  3. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    Some states do have time limits on aid, but not all of them. The problem comes in when a person receiving welfare looks for work. Often the money they would receive from their employment will bump them off of welfare but will not pay them enough to meet their needs. So some people don't go to work and stay on welfare. It's actually called The Welfare Trap and a lot of people are concerned about it because of the large number of people dependent on government aid.

  4. KK Trainor profile image60
    KK Trainorposted 5 years ago

    You have to look at more than just food stamps and WIC type programs. There is SS Disability which many people live their entire lives on. A huge number of those living in the projects/ghettos around America apply for disability as soon as their children are old enough to be "tested" and once they are on the program they never get off it. I suppose you could call that a "trap", although it's entered into willingly.
    The whole system needs to be re-worked so that people don't have that option unless they actually need it and have earned it (paid into the system by working). Having a low IQ should not be enough to live off the taxpayer your entire life. And for the record, someone who does work their whole life and ends up completely diabled by MS or some other horrible ailment won't even qualify for diasbility if they happen to have a pension. But their taxes will cover someone elses who may not even deserve it. Fair?

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image93
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'd like to see statistics for that 'huge number of people in the ghettos,' please.

    2. KK Trainor profile image60
      KK Trainorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Take a look, of course they aren't going to count the number of people, but they certainly don't discourage it.


      And here's one that promotes it:

      http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/mental … claims.htm