Welfare State 'Bigger Than Ever'?

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    When I saw the Yahoo! headline, I thought, 'that can't be...', read it and realized that they are now criticizing the 'safety net' that was always part of the plan.

    I'd rather help through taxes someone get healthcare for themselves and their kids, if their benefits do not cover enough, than do that plus everything else for someone to stay home. At least the children are seeing adults going to work and hopefully getting a message that education is the best way to a good paying job.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070225/ap_on_re_us/welfare_state

     
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    The government can't reduce poverty. All they can do is motivate people to work hard. Because hard work is the only thing that can reduce poverty. It's through work that we develop wealth. Every material thing we have is through work. Someone had to work to produce it. Someone has to work to buy it.

    Even hard work for low pay is superior to pay with no work at all. The fact is someone has to work harder for others to do nothing. And they shouldn't have to. Almost everyone has the ability to do something for themself.

    If you really want to end poverty, we need to end this experimentation with alternate lifestyles and get back to what works. Children to men and women joined in the Holy bonds of matrimony. We will see far more poverty in this world if men and women refuse to take responsibility for their lives and the children they create.
     

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