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The Comfort of Welfare

slk Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 10:14 AM
I continually recommend that welfare checks should be written and hand-delivered to recipients by the workers that pay for the welfare. Welfare should be personal. If you get $400 a week, your neighbors should be required to show up each week with a check they wrote. It would be mandatory, with no middleman.
This week Japan announced its intention to cut welfare payments by a billion dollars over the next three years because people live too comfortably.

Imagine that, a government would actually tell its citizens you are getting fat and lazy and have no incentive to work because someone else pays your bills. We just found out you can't get government work by telling citizens they're takers. But after its economy derailed, Japan slipped into a two-decade slumber marked by people giving up on old beliefs and traditions like Japan's legendary work ethic. When we thought Japan would conquer the world, including the...
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