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Should more restrictions be placed on welfare recipients?

Welfare has existed for many years, however it has not been so widely used as it is today. My mother recieved welfare for three months while in between jobs. However there are many who, not only live on welfare, but conceive and give birth multiple times while on welfare. I see nothing wrong with giving someone a HAND UP, when they are having trouble. I do have a problem with giving a HAND OUT, to people who simply abuse a system created to help those in need. Especialy when it is at taxpayers expence. What if any restrictions should be placed on welfare, what would be the long term and short term impact, not only economicaly, but socialy as well. If harsher restrictions were implimented would it increase or decrease crime, and would it overflow the job market with unskilled labor. Also, those whom recieve an education through welfare, should they be made to pay back the cost of said education? Very interested to see the responces.

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I think the only way to really deal with this would be to put some kind of time limit or child restriction on it...I really don't think people should be allowed to have children (as in, become pregnant and give birth) while they're on welfare... birth control, no matter what the cost, is not as expensive as having a child...and people totally take advantage of the system by having another child as soon as their checks are about to stop coming in.

    I don't know what it would do about crime...I don't even understand crime, my mindset is completely different. Will education lead to less crime? Studies have proven this...but it's a matter of parents that aren't having children to get a welfare check, and having children that they can love, nurture educate (correctly...not about how to mooch the system) and actually WANT for a reason other than the money that they'll get for the next few years.

    Basically, it's infuriating that as a college student that only makes enough money to cover my tuition per year ($8,000) $2000!!!! is taken out of my check for taxes...I'm sure a huge portion of which is going to people that make the CHOICE not to work.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In a very pro-facist statement one of our presidents said::

    ""ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.""

    The stronger our country is the better it is, Those who ask for handouts are weakening our nation - everyone should be made to give themselves ENTIRELY for the good of our country.

    We, as citizens are the arms and legs of America, we support the country- it is not supposed to support us. Those who want to live off the fruit of others labor should be pressed into the military as front line soldiers, or used to do jobs others are not willing to - such as clean up nucleur waste or be used as test subjects in scientific projects.

    the more POWER our country has the better of we all are - and the more we can say - America is the greatest place on earth.

    Source(s): All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. - Benito Mussolini
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are pretty tapped out now don't you think

    Go live in their house


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