Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote:
Feb 01, 2013 8:02 AM
"Japan is correct. Poverty shouldn't be so comfortable you don't want to work. The dole is more than just a handout, it's a way of life for those that get sucked into it long term. It's an insidious trap, and the longer one gets stuck, the more difficult it is to get un-stuck. The promotion of welfare, food stamps and even higher minimum wage as birthrights rather than temporary aide afforded citizens is really disgraceful. Poverty sucks, I know this, but nothing is worse than being an American that never takes advantage of the opportunities this nation provides." Right. People on welfare live more comfortably than people who work blue-collar jobs at the lower-middle-class level. This is not merely wrong, its immoral.