Entitlements must be cut drastically. Here's why...

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    My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform

    I posted the above article containing rampant abuse of entitlement programs as an illustration of a fundamental difference in perception between liberals and conservatives when it comes to entitlement programs. What both sides agree on is that there isn't any thing wrong and government indeed should help those that truly can't help themselves or need a little TEMPORARY assistance. The difference between liberals and conservatives is of the people on welfare, how many of the aformentioned are there? Is it a majority of welfare system (programs like food stamps, WIC, unemployment insurance, etc.) collectors that truly can't do better in life or is it mainly moochers who are conciously incorrectly prioritizing? The fact is libs, it's the later as this case study shows. Our welfare rolls across the nation are filled predominantly with people who can, but will not help themselves. The system enables that behavior, it does not prevent it. All of our entitlement programs need to be cut drastically if we really want to prevent poverty in America as well as start cutting our debt.
     
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    I keep it as simple as... they must be cut out, because it is not a constitutional charge of the government...
     
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    And because we have no money
     
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    Bullshit Bern. Welfare was reformed by Clinton. The OP LIED about the man being on welfare her entire life.
     
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    Entitlement programs are nothing compared to the damage International Bankers are doing to our economy and dollar through Derivatives.

    Student Loans: 1 Trillion
    ObamaCare: 1 Trillion

    Secret Federal Reserve Loans: 77 Trillion.

    Total debt that Bankers want us to pay for: 1,500 Trillion.
     
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    So many people abuse every welfare and entitlement system we have. Its all just a fucking joke now.

    It all needs to be cut, 100%.
     
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    Both need dealing with
     
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    But more people DON'T abuse every welfare and entitlement system we have.

    So what about them?
     
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    He reformed it. He didn't create it. Thus it is completely possible that he had been on welfare that long.
     
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    Sorry, you selfish assholes. We are in severely bad economic times, yes, caused by Reagan's "trickle down" bullshit and the banks' shenanigans. We lost 2.3 MILLION jobs just to China alone during just a tiny portion of shrub's glorious reign (2001-2003). The firsrt thing that should be cut is the billions upon billions of dollars given out as corporate welfare. No company making billions in profit should be receiving ANY tax breaks of ANY kind, nor subsidies of ANY kind. This war on the needy who are TRULY STRUGGLING is really pissing me off. It's time we put people before corporate interests for a change. God, what has this country become???
     
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