Should our welfare system offer incentive programs for those who wish to get out of the system. The way our system is set up now, it's nearly impossible to ever move forward without some drastic change. For those who have a job and need FS, the idea of a raise is scary... As soon as you earn enough to pay your bills each month, they cut your stamps, and then you don't have the money to pay your bills again... So it turns in to a cycle... Because you can get more help the less you do for yourself.
Personally I feel we should have "incentive" programs for people who are working to get out! Maybe 6 months after a raise before your FS are cut so that you can get to that next step and work your way out of the system... Or offer evening state funded childcare for those who are in night school so they can work too...
The way the system is set up now it's nearly impossible to get out unless you win the lottery or make a drastic life change - like work in a whole new industry... Some people can do it, but for most once they make enough to support themselves with help, they loose the help.
So should we be offering programs for those who want out? Shouldn't we be encouraging people to get out of the system instead of trying to trap them there?
Thoughts? What could be changed? What should be changed? Or should be simply leave things the way they are?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on May. 18, 2011 in Money & Work
I don't think it can be left the way it is. I am one that thinks it wouldn't be available much longer without some very bad repercussions. What to do about it? I have no idea. I wish I had the solution, but I don't.
Answer by m-avi at 10:55 AM on May. 18, 2011
Answer by MomMom23 at 11:02 AM on May. 18, 2011
Answer by Fawn80 at 11:19 AM on May. 18, 2011
Answer by MomMom23 at 12:18 PM on May. 18, 2011
Answer by KLBrown at 12:30 PM on May. 18, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on May. 18, 2011
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