We have heard this argument many times through the years that if you don’t have a job, if you are not married and have many kids you will get Welfare benefits with no strings attached. One thing parents always use to do was teach their kids the work ethic of finding a job, making your own money which meant independence for ones self. My father emigrated from Greece, served in World War I and in his old age when he had the opportunity to receive food stamps he didn’t want to hear about it. I tried to explain to him that he had paid many years into the system and he was actually getting back what he put in and why give it back to the freeloaders. Still, he wanted no part of it. This was what most of the country was made up of through most of America’s existence until the liberals(socialists) started taking over mainly to keep people poor so as to have control over them.
I use to think that this Welfare problem was taken care of in the 1996 Welfare Reform Act where a person had a two year period to find a job if he or she wanted to continue to receive welfare benefits until I read the following:
The following was posted by Sam Rolley, published by Personal Liberty news: “President-elect Donald Trump is likely to work with lawmakers on the package considering his praise for the 1996 reforms in his 2011 book, Time to Get Tough.”
“He wrote: “To get your check, you had to prove that you were enrolled in job-training or trying to find work. But here’s the rub: the 1996 Welfare Reform Act only dealt with one program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), not the other seventy-six welfare programs which, today, cost taxpayers more than $900 billion annually. We need to take a page from the 1996 reform and do the same for other welfare programs. Benefits should have strings attached to them. After all, if it’s our money recipients are getting, we the people should have a say in how it’s spent. The way forward is to do what we did with AFDC and attach welfare benefits to work.”
Are you kidding me! This is insanity pure and simple. You and me are busting our rear ends to make a living and here we have these people on welfare collecting money with no strings attached. There are people out there who have been hit with a crisis for whatever reason who can really use a boost to get themselves restarted in life but on the otherhand there are many people out there who stay in the condition they are in so as to continue to get welfare benefits with no strings attached just to sit around and get lazier by the day. This is asinine and it has to have needed reform. The Congress must past a bill to create some kind of requirement to eventually get off the welfare rolls. Our Forefathers did not create our country for freeloaders to collect on the other persons labor. I have faith that president-elect Donald Trump will take care of this situation and I bet it will be fast.