The question regarding drug testing those on welfare got me thinking....
As I understand it, once you have been approved for welfare payments, you do not have to justify where or what that money was spent on. What if welfare recipients had to show store/grocery receipts, on say, a quarterly basis to their case worker (or some online system) in order to continue to receive said benefits?
I have heard that SOME welfare recipients sell their food stamps for a fraction of their face value for cash and then buy liquor, drugs, and/or cigarettes with that money. Accounting for the money given MIGHT curb some of that behavior, and actually end up being used on the intended dependents?!
The same could also go for those receiving child support--but that's probably best left for a separate thread!
Answer by lifeasinoit at 10:31 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
I think this is a great idea. If for no other reason, this tracking of spending might help them with other money problems. This money is coming from the tax payers and if Obama believes in transparency, maybe it should go all the way down the food chain!
Child support would be a separate issue. But If I was getting it, I would be able to account for it. Unfortunantly the system for child support leans heavily in the favor of those who are supposed to pay not those that are supposed to receive!
Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by MomShawn70 at 9:57 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 9:57 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by christaberk at 10:14 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
Dignity yes, the ability to spend money that isn't EARNED by them freely on whatever. No. ACCOUTABILITY...isn't that the Dem by word now....
Answer by momof030404 at 10:15 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by vegas_mom at 10:18 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
Answer by bxbsmommy at 10:20 AM on Jan. 28, 2009
Next question overall
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