Do the poor earn their welfare?

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    I say no. But then again I don't consider sitting at home drinking pop and beer while smoking cigarettes and watching the days of our lives work.
     
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    in my state, if you sit at home drinking beer and smoking cigarettes you'll lose your benefits quite quickly. But states set their own standards, and if your state allows such things you should take it up with your elected officials.

    Edited to add, however: Watching Days of Our Lives might not be work, but it's undoubtedly a form of inhumane torture.
     
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    No...but having to get up off the coach to get the mail..and then have your son drive you to the bank to deposit your money.....THATS work.

    So yes, they earn it.
     
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    How does your state monitor it?

    I am referring to welfare....not unemployment.
     
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    No one earns welfare...especially no account low life "women" who turn their bodies into baby factories...generating future criminals everyday.
     
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    Recipients have bi-weekly meetings with their case managers. They must meet a 20 hour work requirement to receive benefits after a short period in the program - I believe it's 2 months. If they can't meet the work requirement with 20 hours paid work, they are required to accept a job placement via the state - those placements are quasi-volunteer and a person's benefit can be no less than the amount of time they spend at that placement times the minimum wage. The agency where the person is working reports back to the case manager.

    Other people have 35 hour work requirements, but I think that only applies if there are two parents in the home or something like that.

    in my state at least, welfare recipients are monitored much better and more accurately than unemployed, as far as I can tell.
     
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    I mean......really?
     
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    Yeah Jarhead... and they wonder why others call them bigoted extremists.
     
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    So it seems to be assumed that a welfare recipient may be tempted to not want to do for themselves if on welfare.

    Here in NY, the unemployment system puts you in a position where you have to prove you are seeking work to collect unemployment...Ihave people asking me for my card all the time so they can present it to unemployment. And yes, I see abuse all the time...but I wont go there right now...

    But if the system(s) are set up to ensure people will not fall into the old "why work, the state will pay to support me" thing...then why do democrats like Chuck Schumer say it is crap when conservatives say such can happen?
     
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    yeah...

    I do hope you saw the sarvcasm of my post earlier?
     

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