Do you think... (controversial but no bashing please) UPDATE
Do you think it would be good if all people who got welfare in America (except the disablled) were required to volunteer in exchange for the welfare?
For example, for every 20 dolllars you get in food stamps, you have to volunteer somewhere, such as picking up trash in the community, helping at a food bank, whatever.
Or if you get WIC, you have to volunteer just 5 hours a month.
Or medicaid you have to volunteer 50 hours for every 1000 of medical bills.
Would you do this if you were on welfare???????????
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and sharing experiences.
However, it confuses me when you say it woud be wrong b/c it would take away time from working or for looking for a job? THis woudl NOT be like 160 hours a month. Maybe like 3 hours a week or so! 3 hours is not that much and they would still have 100 hours in the week to look for a job!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even 5 hours a week is not that much.
They coud exchange some of the time they spend watching TV, using drugs,etc in exchange for vounteering a few hours.