If it is American, then the "welfare" they receive over there is tiny compared to here. Not that anybody should be judged because of receiving welfare.
My favourite part is when it said people on welfare should not be allowed to vote
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16-04-2012 20:53 #71
16-04-2012 20:53 #72
Perhaps also relise that people from all walks of life neglect their children sometimes and have drinking and substance abuse problems.
And once again, I know no one in this country that does not pay taxes, I also know of no one who desn't receive welfare. Let's break down the budget and see exactly how much goes on publicly visible "welfare" benifits and it's a very small part of the "welfare" budget.
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16-04-2012 20:59 #76
The thing is, not all people on welfare are on welfare because the never want to work and just bludge.
Sometimes it's because they've realised that they'll actually be financially WORSE OFF if they go back to work due to the high daycare fees and their lack of earning power to balance that out. Or they're students, studying fulltime in hopes of getting a job. SOME students may be fortune enough to find a job that works around their studies... others cannot, or have other commitments preventing them from doing that.
People are silly if they truly believe the government doesn't help them out. Have you ever got yourself a medicare rebate? Ever accepted the Baby Bonus? Ever used HECS or FEE-HELP? Ever taken a PBS medication? Etc etc.
The government helps out most people in some way or another... some just require MORE assistance at certain points in time.
There'll be some who live in a cycle of welfare, I'm sure of it, but these are not representative of everyone who is on welfare. My family probably recieved minimal support as I was growing up. I've used welfare myself, having fallen pregnant at 18, and then lived with my apprentice boyfriend who worked his backside off but we were still poor. Now I get a TINY bit, and we also get rebates for daycare too because he works full-time and I study full-time. My study will hopefully see me in full-time work in the following year, and DP will be a qualified tradesperson before the year's out and thus earning more yet... so hopefully we'll not be getting any real Centrelink payments, but we'll be under no illusions that the government isn't helping us out. We'll still be accessing Medicare-funded healthcare, will still be using the Child Care Rebate and will probably still get hte Baby Bonus/Paid Parental Leave when we decide to have another child.
ETA: We do have some sort of Work for the Dole system (or did? I don't know if it still exists or not)... I had to pick buttons off of old clothes in a big Lifeline shed and put them in jars for 12 hours a week (2x 6 hour days) when I was on Youth Allowance and pregnant... up until I was 34 weeks. That was crap and SO boring (as you can imagine... lol)... so if I had the option of paid employment, I would have taken it (I had a few interviews, but was honest about my pregnancy and nobody was willing to take on someone pregnant).
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16-04-2012 21:00 #77
Oh gross. I think if I saw that on a friends status id type out 6 replies, delete each one, give up and ignore it but mentally note that person and I have very different understanding of the world. :-/
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16-04-2012 21:02 #78
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It's so sad that so many people cut and paste a status update without understanding exactly what it is they're saying
Even sadder that so many people blindly like or agree to a status update like this also without actually understanding what they are liking or agreeing with.
16-04-2012 21:03 #80
The system is already huge and unwieldy, imagine how much more tax money it would absorb just administering it. The whole premise is rediculous anyway.
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