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    Texas welfare recipient says “Working is stupid.”

    Please consider the viewpoint of a 32-year old Austin Texas welfare recipient who says working is stupid because she gets nearly free housing, food stamps, a welfare check, and other handouts.

    “She says taxpayers are the fools…she gets to lay up all day and smoke weed while you go to work.” Well, Obama’s doin’ his part to rid the country of those foolish taxpayers….




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    I know many on it. If they take a job they loose all benefits. A good bit have children to get more money and illegals are doing the same. I am not against helping people but there is no excuse for people to be on welfare for years.

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    In Germany, if you are on welfare and you are offered a legal job (at legal pay) and if you don't take it, you get kicked off welfare.

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    So tell us .... if this Austin Texas welfare recipient is still getting State Welfare by the end of day ... today ... tell me ... who's really the Fool?

    Isn't Austin the Texas State capital?

    ... and isn't Washington DC over 1500 miles away?

    Doesn't the State of Texas have a Republican Governor?

    Isn't it the Republican State Legislators the ones allocating funds for Texas Citizens?

    I'm curious ... exactly what part of The Great State of Texas is Barack Husein Obama running.

    ... this should a hoot YeeeeHawwww
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    I've had people tell me to my face that I was a fool for working. In Hawaii, I was offered the names of two psychologist who would sign anyone up for SSI disability pay, what the locals call "crazy pay", and it wouldn't cost me a cent. All I had to do was hand over my first to monthly checks or face a miraculous recovery.

    The last year I worked I talked with two 15-year old girls with babies who were hanging out on my beat most days. I talked to them about going back to school and get a degree or at least a GED and planning for the future. The would have giggle fits as they explained nobody has to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    In Germany, if you are on welfare and you are offered a legal job (at legal pay) and if you don't take it, you get kicked off welfare.

    Welfare in this country is an "entitlement" with no strings attached. To make people work is slavery and we certainly don't want to return to slavery now do we?
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    Right right right Cigar. LBJ was the governor of Texas when he started the Great Society and the War on Poverty. The federal government has had absolutely nothing to do with welfare in this country. It has had a completely hands off approach with the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbforrest45 View Post
    Welfare in this country is an "entitlement" with no strings attached. To make people work is slavery and we certainly don't want to return to slavery now do we?

    If welfare is an entitlement, then why do people have to apply for it?



    Myth Families stay on welfare for a long time and don’t make any effort to get off.
    Fact Less than half of SNAP families receive it for more than 36 months overall and most receive it for no more than 2 years at a time.

    Myth People become dependent on welfare because it’s available to them.
    Fact Leading researchers agree that no evidence substantiates the “welfare trap” theory.

    Myth Welfare benefits for families provide them with enough to meet all their basic needs.
    Fact SNAP and Food Stamps combined provide less than a poverty level income in all states and their value has been going steadily downward for many years.

    Myth Even if SNAP and Food Stamps don’t provide enough to meet daily living needs, the shortfall is made up for by all the other benefits these families receive.
    Fact Most of the other major benefits available to poor families are available to only limited numbers of families and they do not add enough to family income to enable families to meet all the basic non-medical needs.

    Myth The differences in SNAP benefit levels around the country are due to cost of living differences and/or differences in wage rates.
    Fact Numerous studies have concluded that the range in benefit levels around the country is far greater than any differences in cost of living and wage variation is less than half as much as the benefit variation.

    Myth Women SNAP recipients have lost of kids and go on having kids after they begin receiving benefits.
    Fact The most typical family size in a mother and one child. The birthrate among women receiving AFDC is lower than that in the rest of the population.

    Myth People need welfare because they won’t work.
    Fact The adults receiving SNAP are those who are caring for children and over two thirds of them have recent work experience from employment while receiving aid or before they applied for aid.

    Myth Families wouldn’t need assistance if they would just go to work.
    Fact Many families who are in the workplace cannot make it on their earnings alone and need assistance in order to have decent standard of living.

    Myth Poor people move from one state to another to get higher benefits.
    Fact The evidence largely contradicts this theory and shows that poor people move less often than others and, when they do, move in the same direction as the rest of the population.

    Myth Almost all families receiving SNAP are Black or Hispanic.
    Fact Many more White families than Black or Hispanic families are helped by the SNAP program.

    Myth Non-marital births have exploded and welfare is the reason.
    Fact The non-marital birth rate is less that 5% and no reliable evidence exists that welfare is a primary reason for the growth in non-marital birth rates.

    Myth Child support reform can eliminate most child poverty and most of the need for SNAP.
    Fact Even if no deadbeat parents existed, most poor kids would be poor and most children who need AFDC would still need it.

    Myth Large numbers are receiving SNAP to which they aren’t entitled and the government isn’t doing anything about it.
    Fact The evidence shows that only a small percentage of recipients are overpaid. Most of these errors are due to honest mistakes. Rigorous programs are in place to limit all overpayments and weed out fraud.

    Myth Spending on welfare to aid needy families is a major part of the federal budget.
    Fact Spending for poor families with children under all public assistance programs that provide for basic needs including medical care amounts to about 6% of the budget
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbforrest45 View Post
    Right right right Cigar. LBJ was the governor of Texas when he started the Great Society and the War on Poverty. The federal government has had absolutely nothing to do with welfare in this country. It has had a completely hands off approach with the states.

    Right right right

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    Bottom-Line ... Who is in charge of the Texas Welfare System?

    Who are YOU personally blaiming for Welfare abuse in Texas?
    Whenever you think of giving up, just think of all the people who would Love to see you FAIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post

    Bottom-Line ... Who is in charge of the Texas Welfare System?

    Who are YOU personally blaiming for Welfare abuse in Texas?

    The way its run is the fault of whatever welfare bureaucracy exist in the several states. The fact that the bureaucracy exist at all is the fault of the federal government.

    And welfare is an entitlement in that once you are on it you do not need to do anything to continue receiving it. And I don't believe your statistics, at least not all of them.
    Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
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