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  1. stewdaddy's Avatar
    That's really dissapointing to hear. The impact of this foolishness isn't just anectodal. There is a real price being paid and it's paid by decent people who have contributed to society.

    Get ready, soon there will be a long wait just to get in to see the Doctor too.
    10-16-08 08:08 PM
  2. metalwraith's Avatar
    It's like the people use their money to buy fur coasts, jewels, etc... But yet have foodstamps, and have their living expenses footed by taxpayers... Always a fun thing to see when you're at the store...

    I saw one lady paying with food stamps once and she had on a fur coat walmart getting groceries with food stamps. Makes sense... lmao

    Personally, I'm waiting until my house is paid for and Michigan will pay for my BB through a welfare program and I'm done working too. (Incase you couldn't tell, that's sarcasm)

    We need to quit giving people incentives to stay on welfare. I know some are legitimately on it but come on. Just give them the phones so they can call 911 but don't give them any minutes.

    We'll never see the end of this stuff now that the politicians have realized they can use government cheese and handouts to buy votes.

    Again, I have no problem with people using welfare to get through a rough spot since that's what it really exists for. Its the people with no ambition that live on welfarea good chunk of their lives without even trying to get off the dole with whom I have a problem.

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    10-17-08 01:14 PM
  3. beavercountyemt's Avatar
    Welcome to the future of the communist/socialist USSA.

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    10-17-08 01:28 PM
  4. gypsy1274's Avatar
    Unlimited access to EMERGENCY services - that's 911 people! Would you rather these people died because they couldn't call an ambulance when they needed it? Perhaps you would because each dead welfare recipient would save you a few dollars on your taxes.

    1 hour each month of phone calls....could easily be limited in the same way as prepaid cell phones (that's probably what these are) so that overages are not possible. That 1 hour a month will give that Welfare recipient the chance to get a job. Have you ever tried to get a job without a phone number? Companies will just throw out your application/resume if you don't have one.

    Welfare does need reform, starting with mandatory drug testing. Fail the drug test, lose the money. Maybe give 2-3 chances given the rate of false positives. (I've worked in a drug testing lab, and there are a significant number of false positives).

    Also, add required job training so these people can get jobs that they might actually like instead of expecting them to be happy mopping floors. Housekeeping, facilities management, or whatever you call it is a necessary job and perfect for the high school or college student for a few years. Not so good for the parent who is trying to support their family.

    Just a few things to think about.....
    05-10-11 08:48 AM
  5. trucky's Avatar
    Cell phones, regardless of status of service, are required to be able to call 911... Any old working cell phone could provide this service to those in need.
    05-10-11 09:48 AM
  6. pixel8rberry's Avatar
    I just saw the ad last night for 200 minutes of free calls on one of those welfare phones for State of Georgia.

    Coming from Communist, then post-Communist Russia, I've gotta say - US government is so easy to abuse. And those on welfare have an attitude of entitlement.

    In Russia, it is considered a SHAME to be on government support, unless you have experienced a catastrophic loss or are unable to take care of yourself due to disabling illness or very old age. Plus, to qualify, you have to go through a loooooooong winding line of bureaucracy. By the time you are done proving that you need help, you get so little money that you can barely buy food.

    Sometimes I wonder why I keep working? I can't afford medical insurance anyway. If I quit my job, I will get these benefits:

    Free 100% Medical Insurance for me and my children
    Free 100% Dental Insurance for me and my children
    Free 100% Vision Insurance for me and my children
    Free Cellphone
    Free Food
    Free Money
    Free Lunches at School for both of my kids
    Free or Cheap Housing
    Freedom from Dignity - hey, who needs it when you can have free stuff?

    Why bother working when I can be a leech?

    I see these welfare leeches with iPhones, Designer Clothes, hair done, nails done, driving a nice car.

    Welfare should be for those who deserve it.
    05-10-11 11:42 AM
  7. Shao128's Avatar
    This thread is 3 years old... lets move on.
    05-10-11 11:48 AM
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