I hear a lot of people complaining about others being on PA. Now, would you rather see people abuse the system and LIVE off PA or people such as our military or teachers or government workers (police, EMTs, etc...) on PA to assist in their pay? At least they are working and providing a SERVICE to everyone in return for using Public Assistance. Why is it so bad if a soldier's family is on PA? Yes I do agree, they should get paid more and so should teachers and police officers. But, those people's pay would come out of your tax money too so whether it's PA or a pay raise, you're paying the taxes for these people to supplement their income or to get a raise. What's the difference?Answer Question
Answer by caitxrawks at 8:17 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
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Answer by thundernlight at 9:32 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
Um thundernlight- I am not denying people should have a drive to improve their lives. But I find it interesting that you suggest police officers take MORE time away from their family and in the line of fire to do extra jobs. Most I know do and are still underpaid for the service they provide. Furthermore, if we look at the varying salaries in those fields through out the country, would the suggestion be that they simply move to the place that would put them in their desired pay bracket? If they did that, there would be less people who desired to work in areas that were already struggling to pay pd. Then what? Crime rates soar right?
The logic is silly... I get the desire to work for what you have. But the OP has a point. Tax payer money will be spent either way. And most of these programs are designed to meet the needs of those who make so little. What's the problem?
Answer by CooksWife at 10:19 AM on Jun. 25, 2009
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