I have heard on here that a lot of people want more oversight on welfare. However, they also say they are against government oversight in general. So does less "government" only apply to "big business" and the wealthy or does it apply to individuals, too?
To me the whole idea seems hypocritical. We can trust big business to behave ethically without oversight, but we cannot expect individuals to behave ethically without the government telling them how to.
In other words we can trust a business with billions of dollars in government grants, but cannot trust a person with at the most a couple of thousand dollars a month in public assistance.
I really wish someone would explain this one to me so that it makes since.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:25 AM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:34 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
They should be making sure that those on PA are either working, going to school, or have a legitimate health issue.
It comes down to this - if you're getting government assistance, the government should be making sure the money is spent wisely, but ultimately, the best case scenario is for nobody to receive it - corporate or individual. That will probably never happen, but it should be everyone's goal.
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:37 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
Government oversight in regards to the FREE MARKET.... Are you familar with the FREE MARKET? Public Assistance is NOT the free market. lol
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:37 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
if you're getting government assistance, the government should be making sure the money is spent wisely
Exactly. If you are getting GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE? you are NOT participating in the FREE MARKET. You are DEPENDENT on the Government. Our tax money, therefore there should be strict oversight to prevent waste in EVERY Government program involving taxpayers money. The problem is that the level of oversight is 'relative' to the people in control.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:41 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:48 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
So as long as the business can lay off thousands of people, because they misused their money.
If you dont like it, don't work for them. Get a Government job. No one is MAKING you work in 'corporate america'. Would you want government control in ALL aspects of American's lives? That my friend is I believe, Communisim.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:50 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:53 AM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 AM on Aug. 26, 2009