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Do you think that cutting off government assistance (WIC, Food Stamps, Section 8, etc) would resolve our nation's economic crisis?

Do you think that cutting off government assistance (WIC, Food Stamps, Section 8, etc) would resolve our nation's economic crisis?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yeah... we'll have a bunch of homeless people roaming the streets instead of people living borderline homeless/poor trying to make it and overcome poverty.<--sarcasm.

    Now seriously these programs have their faults as any program set up by humans, but they are programs that DO help people that would otherwise be homeless shuffling through your trash cans and standing on your corner with their small children holding up signs. If you've ever been to a country that does not have these programs and seen their poorest citizens in their poorest cities you will know the picture I'm painting here. We are a land of opportunity and we do offer help to those that wouldn't be able to make it without. Some of our most brilliant and influential historical figures were born and raised in poverty. There are many that overcome such a living status that would not have had the chance without the help, I'm glad we have such programs.
    Knightquester

    Answer by Knightquester at 2:19 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • No
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • These services are needed people just get jealous because they think that PA is a way of people taking advantage of people who work. But the reality is that most people that work receive assistance because the wages are less than the household expenses.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Ummm no, maybe it would financially make things better (cept the government would use th emoney for something stupid) for a time but having all those starving homeless on the street just would muck things up. These questions may or may not sound reasonable but these issues are all much deeper.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:45 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • there would be alot of unfed children and more people on the streets.. so ya more money but more homeless and dying kids of starvation
    preggoinmn

    Answer by preggoinmn at 11:46 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Oh yes, because we all know that SO MUCH of our tax dollars go there... /end sarcasm

    It's less than 3% people...
    Cavalrybaby02

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 11:46 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Isn't WIC a state run assistant? I mean I can't go to NC and use my WIC checks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • No.
    nikkileerue

    Answer by nikkileerue at 11:46 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Well no, because all the money they "saved" will go into digging "pauper's graves" and towards arresting people that are stealing to feed their family or housing people that purposely went to jail so they would have a place to eat and sleep. Try again.
    MythicMMM

    Answer by MythicMMM at 11:47 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • No. I don't think it would resolve much at all. It's the tip of the iceberg, IMO.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:47 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

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