This thread is for a real discussion only. What if we seriously cut handouts? Im not saying Social Security, Medicaid, etc. People pay into that. Thats another topic. I mean Section 8 housing, welfare, food stamps, etc. Well...if we seriously slashed all that stuff, we'd have a few results: - More people would either be looking for a job, or stealing. - More shitty applicants to the same number of job openings. Now, Im not saying that would be a bad thing. But how do we deal with it? A lot of lazy or simply unable bodies are going to be without that handout that housed, fed, and paid some bills. They'll need some revenue to replace that. Some wont work. They'll simply steal. Will we need more cops and bigger jails? Maybe. Demand for low wage jobs will jump, as it is true, cutting that shit will indeed force some into looking for work. Is it just a simple fact that we overpopulated our country, and dont have enough resources and jobs to go around? Or...is it a fact that we have enough resources, but they are simply pooled together at the top, with the bottom not having any real chance to earn it? I dont know which is true, or maybe both have some truth. We do need to get everyone to calm down the discussion, lay off the rhetoric, and talk seriously about this stuff though.