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Your Money at Work: Welfare Cash Spent on Strippers, Booze and Porn Shops

DEMShavenoSHAME Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:20 AM
I, too, am against the abuse of the system....but keep in mind, my fellow Americans, that many people on welfare genuinely need it due to perhaps loss of income or some other tragedy. Their not all lazy bums. I know this because I was one of those people who lost his job, and still had my assets - which, by the way, do not simply disappear. Imagine how embarrassing it is to pull up to the welfare office driving a Hummer. Welfare is not fun, and now that I found a job, I am glad to pull out of that system. But I am grateful that it was there for me as my two young children have needs I could not meet by myself while unemployed.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:46 AM
Now, when their unemployment runs out, they get put on disability, which will likely never run out. At least until Republicans master the art of spinal transplants.
Hype_Blame22 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:31 AM
I don't think anyone here (or, at least, not myself) is suggesting doing away with the system altogether. It's finding ways to limit the abuses, which seem to be all too frequent. I'm glad you were able to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get back on track.
DEMShavenoSHAME Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:38 AM
Wow. A nice person in Townhall!
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:51 AM
Just remember, whatever the government subsidizes, you get more of. People actually survived one time without welfare. They depended on their families and charity to get by. That was when pride still mattered, and a social sense of morality wasn't a rumor. But those feeling were sacrificed for government sanctioned abortions and "free stuff."
You can't be serious Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:26 AM
We are talking about those few with genuine, and usually temporary, need. That's what the system is for.

Please try to keep up with us, won't you?
You can't be serious Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:27 AM
Excuse me. NOT talking about those with genuine need.
DEMShavenoSHAME Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:28 AM
You don't have to be rude.
alphonsejones Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:24 AM
but you are talking about a temporary safety net

and not collecting handouts for your lifetime
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:47 AM
That would be a government Orwellian "temporary."
Publius4254 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:23 AM
Fine, I agree that some people really need it, but do they need to use it at PORN SHOPS? And I thought it was illegal to use food stamps to buy alcohol.
RepubRob2 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:23 AM
This is just a complete straw man, DEMS. You fight so hard to dispel the stereotypes when it suits you, but you will perpetuate the stereotypes when it doesn't. For instance, could you share with us your description of a Tea Party member?
DEMShavenoSHAME Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:27 AM
Up your meds, Rep. I'm not the enemy.

If you earn a middle class paycheck like a lot of Americans do, you saw your Social Security taxes increase last week thanks to the so called fiscal cliff deal passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. Considering the system is totally broke, losing that extra cash to the government "lock box" makes you think about where that money, and the rest of your tax dollars are actually going. The New York Post has discovered through an investigation that welfare recipients using EBT cards (which work like debit cards filled with taxpayer money, just swipe and...