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.
@DavidBenkof: Disagreement != *Phobia
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