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Should unemployed people be required to work or train for their welfare money?

CAPISCE 2012/08/21 12:05:53
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  • bob h. 2012/08/21 15:18:43
    No
    bob h.
    +5
    Train for what job? Where? Privatized prisons are filling jobs w/ people arrested for petty, victimless crimes; robots are replacing factory and farm workers; the Govt. PAYS to have American factories moved to China. How many Walmart's can you have, and they're all subsidized to death anyway.

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  • OPen Minded 2012/11/20 19:00:42
    YES
    OPen Minded
    WORK! Volunteer! Sweep the Streets! Build homes for the Homeless! Feed the hungry! Teach!Do Something Productive!
  • bosshog 2012/08/28 10:57:56
    YES
    bosshog
    +1
    Yes, going back to school of any kind is good for I was laid off Jan 23rd 2009 I collected unemployment up until mine ran out, now this you and I paid into out of our wages,, now when they offer and extented the benefit we didn't pay into that this is everybody taxs pays fore. Therefor if you can't work in your field go back to school and train for a different field, just like the military if you couldn't get promoted in your field you cross-trained into another one to advance.

    Now unemployment is not "WELFARE" WELFARE is Food Stamps, Free Medical, Free Rent Elect or assitance to pay for these programs are paid for by your's and my tax dollars, now keep in mind that "50%" of citizens pay know taxs at all.
    Now theres to many young people get on this and stay on it all there lives and do nothing else, young women have more babys they get more government assitance. The government even pays for day care for there childern for to do something to get off.
    I believe that everyone on state and federal assitance "SHOULD BE DRUG TESTED FOR ALL TYPE OF DRUGS" AND IF YOU ONE TIME TEST POSTIVE FOR ANY DRUG THAT A DOCTOR DIDN'T GIVE YOU YOUR ASSITANCE TOTALY ENDS, PERIOD. THIS SHOULD BE STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIRMENT.
    You should be in school to learn a trade not a school for a degree a trade...





    Yes, going back to school of any kind is good for I was laid off Jan 23rd 2009 I collected unemployment up until mine ran out, now this you and I paid into out of our wages,, now when they offer and extented the benefit we didn't pay into that this is everybody taxs pays fore. Therefor if you can't work in your field go back to school and train for a different field, just like the military if you couldn't get promoted in your field you cross-trained into another one to advance.

    Now unemployment is not "WELFARE" WELFARE is Food Stamps, Free Medical, Free Rent Elect or assitance to pay for these programs are paid for by your's and my tax dollars, now keep in mind that "50%" of citizens pay know taxs at all.
    Now theres to many young people get on this and stay on it all there lives and do nothing else, young women have more babys they get more government assitance. The government even pays for day care for there childern for to do something to get off.
    I believe that everyone on state and federal assitance "SHOULD BE DRUG TESTED FOR ALL TYPE OF DRUGS" AND IF YOU ONE TIME TEST POSTIVE FOR ANY DRUG THAT A DOCTOR DIDN'T GIVE YOU YOUR ASSITANCE TOTALY ENDS, PERIOD. THIS SHOULD BE STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIRMENT.
    You should be in school to learn a trade not a school for a degree a trade so you can get a job and get off assitance then you can work on a degree, If you don't want to go to school then you should be required to work a half day for the city or county that you live in, and look for a job the other half a day.

    I've seen that percentage of people on these programs that totaly abuse the system totaly, those people should be caught fined and removed for ever.

    Don't get me wrong there are people young and old that need assitance they should be the ones getting it. If you need assitance get it then get off don't make it your life.

    Now as of today you have the White House on the news telling people we want you to apply for FOOD STAMPS, there's not enough people on the program, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT,,OUR LEADER AT WORK. SOCIALIST
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  • John Galt jr or Ron/jon 2012/08/23 03:59:00
    No
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    I say the question is null because the questioneer doesn't know the difference between Unemployment and welfare...
  • CAPISCE John Ga... 2012/08/24 01:16:14
    CAPISCE
    Free stuff is free stuff by any name.(or program) free stuff
  • John Ga... CAPISCE 2012/08/24 03:29:36
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    +1
    It's not free they take it out of your paycheck every week, unemployment, workers comp, medicare, medicaid, union dues, They are Insurnace programs...
    in theory your income tax pays for none of these programs
  • CAPISCE John Ga... 2012/08/28 12:16:22
    CAPISCE
    That's true---we pay for it but it's free to them
  • John Ga... CAPISCE 2012/08/30 01:12:00
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    they paid too or they wouldn't get benefits
  • CAPISCE John Ga... 2012/08/30 01:24:30
    CAPISCE
    Why do you lefties believe it's the Govs responsibility to take care of Americans like they are children?
  • John Ga... CAPISCE 2012/08/30 01:50:24
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    Because we pay for it you dumb ass
    What part of insurance do you not understand?
    It's A fund set aside from money taken from you check every week
    It's not your damn tax money it belongs to the people who paid in...
  • CAPISCE John Ga... 2012/08/30 01:51:29
    CAPISCE
    I'm not talking about unemployment moron
  • John Ga... CAPISCE 2012/08/30 01:55:54
    John Galt jr or Ron/jon
    medicade, social security, compensation, unemployment, union benefits... everything but welfare works the same way
    by the way what is the original question?

    Should unemployed people be required to work or train for their welfare money?
  • CAPISCE John Ga... 2012/08/30 01:59:17 (edited)
    CAPISCE
    Your right about that but I was refering to Welfare, Section 8 and Food Stamps. It was off the main questions topic
  • cc 2012/08/22 21:19:36
    YES
    cc
    +1
    Hell yes!!
  • Fashionable60s 2012/08/22 03:52:26
    YES
    Fashionable60s
    +1
    We have that in NYC, they clean the streets, collect trash from the trash bins seen all over New York City.
  • sunniday 2012/08/22 03:20:54
    YES
    sunniday
    +1
    IT'S COMPLETLY STUPID TO JUST GIVE HARD EARNED MONEY TO PEOPLE THAT DO NOT WANT TO WORK,ITS NICE TO BE NICE BUT NOT TO BE A SUCKER.
  • Pedalpusher 2012/08/22 02:38:47
    YES
    Pedalpusher
    +1
    They can do things for the states to help cut the budgets, the welfare rolls are killing it. Like here in AZ, state pays about 44% and Feds pay 56% and if they are having to pay the healthy ones that just can't find a job or really don't want to work the state should be able to find non-skilled work that they can do for the state or the feds also. Coupled with trying to find work for them to get off Welfare. If they are willing to take work where they can get on job training for a special job, they should be able to get the welfare on a declining scale till they get the skills needed to be hired. Some of those workers could work in state run daycare centers to care for the kids of the welfare people that are working. Some could be drivers to get the workers and the children to where they need to be.
  • king david 2012/08/22 02:05:12
    No
    king david
    some people are unemployed becasu therer is no work
    or they have a disability so they cant work
    and even if niether of those are the case their might not be a location in which to work or get trainedand if they cant work or get trained then they have no ource of income and they die from starvation
  • Glitchie 2012/08/22 01:55:03
    YES
    Glitchie
    +1
    If not, they get lazy and they live on it rather than go out and get a job.
  • Me 2012/08/22 01:52:56
    YES
    Me
    +1
    i believe we have a welfare to work program in this county...dont know bout any others
  • CAPISCE Me 2012/08/22 10:30:25
    CAPISCE
    +1
    In theory maybe
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/22 01:32:46
  • rustyshackelford 2012/08/22 00:29:35
  • Sgt Major B 2012/08/21 23:20:38
    YES
    Sgt Major B
    +2
    Give a man a fish, and he has a meal, teach him how to fish and he can feed himself for a lifetime.
  • Zero Harte~King of Nothing~ 2012/08/21 23:15:56
    YES
    Zero Harte~King of Nothing~
    +1
    I think they should be given some kind of job training so that they can get back on their feet and contribute back to society what they've taken via welfare.
  • sunniday Zero Ha... 2012/08/22 03:44:55
    sunniday
    +1
    That is a good idea,plus give the perso that gives that person a job some kind if perk,Tax credit,discount in electric bill.something & hope it spreads.
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/08/21 21:54:22
    No
    Prime Time Lime
    Actually they had paid tax money for their uneployment benefits thus are entitiled to them.It is a safety net until one finds a job.Not everyone wants to be trained for another occupation,and possibly the profession they could be trained for would be less than they are now qualified to do.Welfare is what one receives if a person cannot find a job within the period of bieng on unemployment.
  • CAPISCE Prime T... 2012/08/21 21:56:31
    CAPISCE
    How do you know they paid taxes?
  • Prime T... CAPISCE 2012/08/21 21:58:22
    Prime Time Lime
    It comes out of one's paycheck,everyone's paycheck.
  • CAPISCE Prime T... 2012/08/21 22:08:03
    CAPISCE
    How do you know they worked?
  • sunniday Prime T... 2012/08/22 03:51:20
    sunniday
    There are people on welfare that do not work have not worked & not looking to work,families with children not married ,deadbeat dads,leave one to make more very sad but to keep taking care of them they will never take care of their selves,also some even try to sell their food stamps.
  • Cat 2012/08/21 19:03:27
    YES
    Cat
    +1
    Makes sense to me.
  • AshtonInTheWake 2012/08/21 17:11:10
    YES
    AshtonInTheWake
    +1
    Frick yeah! I hate that people who are totally able to work for themselves take advantage of the system. However, if they're unable to work, so be it, it's not fair to those unable to work to force them to work, and it's definitely not fair to the taxpayer to have people steal from us, just so they can do whatever they want. And believe me, there are people who do do that. And as a counter note, the gov is partly to blame for all the welfare in the first place: They allowed all those jobs to be shipped overseas. And as a counter-counter note, many people who live on welfare don't care enough to get a job in the first place. Not all, but many.
  • sunniday AshtonI... 2012/08/22 04:04:39
    sunniday
    Very true,at 1 time Calif. had pratically no welfare Ronald R was govenor At the time,if someone was getting a check ,the[ closet patrol] they were called ,would knock at your door,if you were a single woman with kids they would go straight to the closet if there were ant mens clothes there no check, almost completely stopped welfare there, it was thought he would do the same once president but I do not believe it was even addressed.
  • AshtonI... sunniday 2012/08/23 13:54:51
    AshtonInTheWake
    Hmmm... I see... Ummmm... I don't really know what to say about that. No wonder there are so many Women's Rights Activists in Cali. o.O
  • frank 2012/08/21 16:46:28
    YES
    frank
    +1
    Yes, that and they should take a drug test.
  • Cameleon frank 2012/08/21 16:55:32
    Cameleon
    What does being unemployed have to do with drug testing?
  • frank Cameleon 2012/08/21 18:01:17
    frank
    +2
    If you read the question it say's welfare money, if you are receiving any form of government funds you should be required to pass a drug test. Pure and simple
  • Cameleon frank 2012/08/22 03:49:23
    Cameleon
    Like I said why does simply being unemplyed, make you suspect for being a drug addict?
  • frank Cameleon 2012/08/22 16:13:13
    frank
    Its not for being unemployed, its for those who receive federal funds.
  • CAPISCE Cameleon 2012/08/22 20:10:39
    CAPISCE
    Why does interviewing for a job make you suspect for being a drug addict? It doesn't--neither does checking a Welfare recipient

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