GOP war on the poor: Georgia

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    This is the future the GOP would like to bring to all of America.


    "...What's Georgia's secret? According to government documents, interviews with poor Georgians, and those who work with them, it's a simple one: Combine an all-Republican state government out to make a name for itself as tough on freeloaders; a state welfare commissioner so zealous about slashing the rolls that workers say she handed out Zero candy bars to emphasize her goal of zero welfare; and federal rules that, regardless of who's in the White House, give states the leeway to use the 1996 law's requirement for "work activities"—the same provision that Republicans have charged President Obama wants to unfairly water down—to slam the door in the face of the state's neediest...."

    Georgia’s war against the poor: The southern state is emptying its welfare rolls at the same time that poverty is soaring. - Slate Magazine
     
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    Well if Slate says so

    :doubt:
     
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    Welfare fraud is rampant. I hope every single state will begin its own investigation and start weeding out grown men& women who are capable of working-- lying around and getting freebies. It's beyond ridiculous and your hyperbole is duly noted. Calm down and stop using DNC crazed rantings- "REPUBLICANS HATE THE POOR!" You liberals are one sick group of people. You truly are. You don't want to do ANYTHING to fix our problems.. just use it all for political score-- Sooo sick of it. Yesterday rdean ranted on about a republican Lt. Governor wanting parents who get free lunches for their kids, to have to attend parent teacher conferences, accusing all republicans of wanting to starve kids.. IT'S SOOOOOO RIDICULOUS! Let's just keep throwing money away that we don't have without reforms.. Let's not fix a broken education system or look for welfare fraud.. YOU and your comrades make it impossible for anything to get truly done because you LIE and demonize people who actually try to get something done.
     
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    So what's wrong with being tough on welfare freeloaders?? :cool:
     
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    Maybe they can all pack up and move to New York, Chicago, San Francisco or some utopia liberal city or state.

    They can take care of them
     
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    Nothing...if they really are freeloaders. However, taking a meat cleaver to trim a little fat isn't the right approach.

    In any case, it's easy to say, "Get a job," but what job? Where? After 30 years of trickle-down sending our jobs to China, telling the working poor or unemployed to just get a job doesn't do anything except basically give them the back of your hand, does it?
     
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    As opposed to the left that wants to turn the Middle-class into poor folks.........
     
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    There are jobs out there, just not the perfect job that pretty much no longer exists. There's enough fault to go around both sides of the aisle. My Papa talks of doing jobs with pride that most now would scorn and laugh about, then brag that they're taking government money because they can make more that way without lifting a hand. Work ethic isn't something that registers with the "ME generation." Stop your hyperbole about reforming a broken system when nothing has even been done yet.. Let the legislators at the local levels do their jobs without people like you slandering them.
     
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    Funny how the left constantly calls eliminating fraud and waste a war on the poor.

    Makes one wonder if all of the waste is intended or simply allowed to go on so the left can claim the GOP is conducting a war on the poor.

    Wouldn't be the first time the left created a crisis in order to take advantage of it politically.
     
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    Welfare was initially started as a short term helping hand for people in need.

    But it has morphed into a perpetual and multi-generational freebie that mentally cripples peoples will to work or better themselves..............
     

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