Well, bless his heart for finally admitting it. I have never said that there wasn't a certain amount of sincerity in the creation of these programs, but that doesn't change the fact that overall, they are a failure. They don't help the people. It just keeps them in or near poverty. For instance, the reason that people who have been on food stamps for a long period of time have difficulty getting off is the fact that if you make even $5 more than the very low amount it takes to qualify they cut you off completely. That $5 extra isn't going to make you able to afford to buy your own food on a permanent basis, but you become disqualified. So what is the answer? Don't make that $5. It keeps people living off the taxpayer's dime instead of giving them a helping hand. It isn't easy to get out poverty, but it can be done. The government must stop putting people in the position that welfare programs are the only alternative.
Rule 5 Sunday: Winter Solstice Edition
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