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Should the government help able adults who simply don't want to work

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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I have read over the last couple of days many posts telling Christians or conservatives how horrible they are for not wanting to provide for every single person that is poor.


if someone can work and chooses not to, why should we still be caring for that person and why should their children be allowed to remain in a home (if they have kids) with someone not willing to do anything to provide for them?


This isn't about those working.  This isn't about those disabled.



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Carpy
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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NOPE.
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Radarma
by "OneDar" on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

 Pretty sure they already do, like it or not.

 

IhaveHisjoy
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM

 Apparently so....

LindaClement
by Linda on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Depends on your version of the meaning of 'disabled.'

There are a lot of invisible mental illnesses and disabilities that contribute to unemployment ... while they are not in wheelchairs or blind, they're absolutely broken.

A large part of 'why' is related to how little respect our culture has for the needs of children, and how gleefully we have grabbed the free public daycare of public school, and the 'normalness' of daycare in support of having 'all we want' as adults rather than any discussion about 'what anyone needs.'

There is nothing like growing up totally alienated from the world of work, knowing that it doesn't matter at all, to anyone anywhere, what you do (or don't do) as long as you don't make waves for the people who are doing 'real' work. 

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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And there we have it.

pay for anyone and everyone who says they can't work.


Quoting LindaClement:

Depends on your version of the meaning of 'disabled.'

There are a lot of invisible mental illnesses and disabilities that contribute to unemployment ... while they are not in wheelchairs or blind, they're absolutely broken.

A large part of 'why' is related to how little respect our culture has for the needs of children, and how gleefully we have grabbed the free public daycare of public school, and the 'normalness' of daycare in support of having 'all we want' as adults rather than any discussion about 'what anyone needs.'

There is nothing like growing up totally alienated from the world of work, knowing that it doesn't matter at all, to anyone anywhere, what you do (or don't do) as long as you don't make waves for the people who are doing 'real' work. 



Peaceful.chaos
by Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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This is exactly why the entire welfare system needs to overhauled or done away with completely. Our government needs to just scrap this broken system and start from scratch with something that cannot be abused.
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JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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Obama thinks so.
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lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Just a question, not meant to be snarky or anything:

With all of the children already waiting to be adopted, what do you propose the government do with all of the children that would be removed from homes?

I guess...instead of your (general your) taxes going towards the families who might not use the $$ to some people's liking, taxes would then be used by the city to feed//clothe/house the children. The adults would then be left to get jobs if they want $$. But what if they can't find a job?


coolmommy2x
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:42 AM
I agree.

Quoting Peaceful.chaos:

This is exactly why the entire welfare system needs to overhauled or done away with completely. Our government needs to just scrap this broken system and start from scratch with something that cannot be abused.
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talia-mom
by Gold Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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I am completely on board with using the money to care for the kids somewhere else.

Some places a job may be hard to find.  I don't argue that.   But many, many people simply don't want to work.  And don't.


Quoting lizmarie1975:

Just a question, not meant to be snarky or anything:

With all of the children already waiting to be adopted, what do you propose the government do with all of the children that would be removed from homes?

I guess...instead of your (general your) taxes going towards the families who might not use the $$ to some people's liking, taxes would then be used by the city to feed//clothe/house the children. The adults would then be left to get jobs if they want $$. But what if they can't find a job?




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