My professor put us in groups and we had to tell those around us what our topics were and when a stated mine a girl (mother of two 19 years old- Daddy: Unknown) in my group goes “I have a problem with that.” OK, I say, what’s the problem? “I’m on welfare and so are all my friends and we get drunk and smoke pot all the time.” Well honey, thank you for proving my point!
But don’t worry. For those of you who do mistreat the system, I will keep providing my tax dollars so you can get your fix. anon1220
Welfare should not be a handout. Get a job and welfare will supplement your income, go to school and welfare will help until you get a job. But to just hand money out to folks perfectly capable of working or getting educated? That is why we have a huge deficit.
Each state would save thousands a month in welfare if they would enforce their own child support orders. Allowing a deadbeat to throw $20 bucks at a $1000 a month order for child support, forcing the single parent on to welfare. Check it out. It’s true. If you owe child support and pay something ever 30 days, the system will not touch you. I know, because my ex currently does that and I can get no help from child support enforcement. Suing him for contempt, Ha! I have, they do nothing.
Luckily I can take care of our son, but what about those single parents who can’t? The welfare system is sucking the US dry. How many hear about welfare reform any more?
The laws need to change. It’s funny though, when I contacted my local government regarding the issue (and the fact that my ex is on welfare with four kids, a wife and the girlfriend of his other son and does not pay support). They (governor, state representative, etc.) kept passing me off to someone else. This was not their issue. Seriously? Not your issue? If you represent anyone in the state I live in, then it is your issue.
” Look, I am not opposed to welfare. I know it is sometimes necessary, and I have utilized it in my life, but not as an income. It was an assistance until I could get an income. I have since graduated college, all the while supporting my son as a single mom. Not to mention, my son is disabled. So if I can do it, anyone can do it. anon1207
I am a 16 year old student and I myself have witnessed many cases of welfare abuse. This is extremely disgusting. What is our world coming to? I understand that some people truly and honestly need the welfare benefits (the elderly, disabled, some single parents, etc.)
What I don’t understand is the women spitting out kids left and right so that they will receive more benefits. If you couldn’t afford yourself to begin with, why reproduce and make the tax payers pay for your incompetence to use proper contraception? And please, one of you claimed that birth control has failed you three times. couldn’t you have learned maybe from the second kid?
You women who are parents who don’t get married so that you can receive benefits a single parent would, it’s fraud. You make me sick.
For all the people who become unemployed and don’t ever get up off your butt and find a job, worthless.