What The Welfare State Means

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    Waste, inefficiency, and more of the same:

    Washington sends $1 food stamp checks to 250,000 - Washington State | Tri-City Herald : Mid-Columbia news

    Let's see:

    250k X $1=$250,000
    250k X .42=$105,00
    250,000 + 105,00=$350,000 for future leverage of federal monies. :cuckoo:
     
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    but, but, Obama promised he would be different.
     
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    That is not an accurate summary of the alleged "inefficiency" of the welfare state as a whole, and has greater relations to other financial problems inherent in capitalism.

    Your false proclamations about the inherent failure of the welfare state are not supported by viable empirical evidence, as primarily indicated by Heading et al.'s Is There a Trade-Off Between Economic Efficiency and a Generous Welfare State? A Comparison of Best Cases of `The Three Worlds of Welfare CapitalismÂ’ Consider the abstract:

    Hence, though I have long acknowledged that social democracy, for instance, is incapable of ending the business cycle or certain other deleterious effects of capitalism, it does tend to minimize or neutralize other negative consequences while not sacrificing economic efficiency while doing so.
     
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    In other words, they added 250,000 people to the "welfare roles" in order to extort more money from the feds.
     
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    yep, more of the same.....

    27 days in to the Obama presidency....can't believe they were not made aware of this by the previous administration! :eusa_whistle:

    Damn Bush Administration and the State of Washington, wasteful as hell....no? ;)
     
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    You know, had they sent all these people something meaningful, $25 or $50 in food stamps, Annie, you would be condemning the wastefulness of the government. No matter what the needs of the people were.
     
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    Did you read what you wrote? :eek:
     
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    Unfortunately, Welfare is directly responsible for all the murder and drugs in black communities. If young black girls were unable to collect money from the governemnt when they have kids with no father, they wouldnt have kids in the first place. Once they do it once, they keep spitting out more and more of them to collect even more money, and then this single mother cant properly parent her children, which leads these kids into gangs and crime and they eventually become murderers, pimps and drug dealers.

    Welfare is the cause of all the black communities ills, they just dont realize it.
     
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    The biggest welfare mom in our state (Washington, and no I don't defend the action) is white. 14 kids, and planning more, a serious junky, all the kids are even in Foster Homes (which cost more). She has them to collect TANF, which also houses them, wasting the money on more drugs. She stopped only because ... well ... she dried up finally. But she's white, and famous in the shelters in a bad way.
     
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    Ah...that reminds me. ;)
     

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