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How do you feel about these programs?

Government Worker Programs
Civil Service Retirement Systems
Federal Employee Retirement Systems
Railroad Retirement System

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Programs
Public Housing
Rental Vouchers & Certificates
Section 8 Housing Vouchers
Shelter Plus Care
Single Room Occupancy
Low Income Home Energy Assistance

Social Security Programs
Social Security (OASDI)
Unemployment Insurance
Temporary Disability Insurance
Medicare
Medicaid
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Welfare Programs
Supplemental Security Income
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Food Stamp Program
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
National School Lunch Program
School Breakfast Program
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 4:12 PM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (27)
  • I am glad that ALL of these programs are in place for those that need it. Maybe if people stopped worrying about what others did and worried about themselves, stopped judging others and had a little empathy...this world would be a better place.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:22 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • i feel sad
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:13 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • I believe the earth would be a better place if everyone cared about each other and the planet.
    Grandmarga

    Answer by Grandmarga at 4:14 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • I ask because these are SOCIALIST programs already in place in the US. Do you think they contribute to our problems as a Nation or do they help people as they were meant to ad better Society in the long run?

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 4:18 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • i think they are needed for those who need it. and i had no idea that they were socialist programs...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:23 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • you forgot one..the fire department is also considered a socialist program
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:25 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Socialist Programs. What did Americans do before these programs came into existance? They worked, or lived with family.
    Glickstein

    Answer by Glickstein at 4:26 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • What about libraries?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • I feel like you've got a wide range of programs there, that all treat a symptom, not the cause. They are mostly programs to assist the poor with being poor, rather than teaching them how not to be poor any more. We are the only country that boasts fat poor people with bug screen TV's. I wish we gave career pa recipients life classes on money management and career options and etiquette. We give people tiny paychecks every month, and then once a year they get this giant check of like 5000, after being broke all year, most of them binge spend and it's all gone within a couple of weeks. I can't tell you how many tenants we have that have a huge and really expensive TV and are never on time with rent, then they have late fees, etc, or you stop by and their electric is shut off, but there's a carton of cigarettes on the table and they have a cooler full of beer. Those tiny little checks just perpetuate the problem.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 4:32 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • I wish I was healthy able to work and pay lots and lots of taxes. I would LOVE to pay taxes. I LOVE working. It is so much easier than being sick, disabled, poor, and have children to care for.

    We are given one chance on this earth. Those that can must provide for those that can't. It's too bad when those that can don't realize how lucky they are and spend their lives being bitter about those that can't.

    GailllAZ

    Answer by GailllAZ at 4:32 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

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