Being a student is not a problem. Everyone is entitled to an opinion.
I think the problem is that so many people on welfare have not fallen on hard times, they were born into families already on welfare and this has been the way the family has lived for several generations. I was on welfare briefly, due to medical conditions. Or people lose their jobs and need a helping hand, for a relatively short time.
But it's the family who for generations has been on welfare that troubles me. I think that I should get to decide how they live since I have to pay for them. That means no more babies, job training, rehab for drugs and alcohol if these are an issue, and lots of other requirements to bring this family off of welfare. They need to become self-supporting.
Why should I have to keep supporting them? No one is supporting me. I do not like being taxed so that my earnings can be given to someone in the form of the Earned Income Credit on the federal tax return, for example. I think it's good that kids get medical care but why must I pay for it for babies whose families can't support them yet they keep having more babies?
If none of this bothers you now, come back in a few years, maybe a couple of decades, and see how you feel about it then. If we can help someone get back on their feet, great. but to just take care of them, year after year, decade after decade, for successive generations, that gets mighty old.
A woman recently told me that her daughter's husband is on disability but is not really disabled. You bet I reported it. And they will get checked out by the authorities who come around with their hidden cameras. That is welfare fraud and it must stop. I don't mind helping someone who is truly disabled but I mind very much being ripped off by cheats. She says he needs the money. Fine. Go back to work. I often work when I 'm sick or in pain, I rarely call off. He can just do the same. He might need job training so he can do another type of work. Fine. GEt it and get back to work.
you will find that a lot of nurses had a very long row to hoe to become nurses. They worked full time, went to school full time, and raised children during all of it. Why, in God's name, should they have to support people who aren't willing to do that so they can better themselves? Nobody carried us, how long should we carry cheats?
Race has nothing to do with it, religion, etc. It's just a simple fact of life that we all have to work. it's magnanimous of you to want to help everybody but somebody has to pay the bills.
Another thing: Did you know that drug addicts are considered disabled? Why not treat them, get them cleaned up, get them job rehab, make them attend counseling, make them live in settings where they are strictly monitored, make them stop using. Make them work. They can clean the roadways or something like that. Don't reward them with a paycheck for being addicts.
Look at all the people who are sick and can't get medical care because some insurer won't cover them - too costly. They are basically thrown out into the street to fend for themselves as best they can. Cancer, I'm talking about - terminal illness, excruciating pain, can't get any help.
Look at the people who work but can't afford their employer's insurance. Outrageous, completely dirty, completely unconscionable. Yet, you think we should pay and pay and pay for people who want to have baby after baby so they can get a bigger welfare check, not because they love those babies. They should get to keep using drugs and alcohol, and so on. Like I said, come back in a couple of decades and tell your opinion then.