Thursday, January 26, 2012

Welfare

While there a lot of things I don't agree with in this video, there are still a few that do. The video explains that there are people who have learned to milk the welfare system, while they sit at home on their butts doing nothing to change their financial position. Yes, I do agree that reasons like that are why welfare comes off as a complete failure, and the working tax paying Americans feel it should be disposed of completely. But, we must all keep in mind that it's not only the lazy people of our society that are on welfare. There are people who once worked their tails off to make ends meet every month, and could not help losing their jobs, and once the unemployment checks run out they have no other option to take than welfare. So before we sit back and say welfare needs to be disposed of, we need to keep in mind that there are people who honestly need it and aren't sitting around having more and more kids just to collect a check. I feel that we need to find a way to fix the system where it's not as easy for those non deserving people to steal from the rest of the tax paying citizens. How? I don't know, but there has to be a way, and we need to find it soon. Or else our country will continue to be in a bad place, financial wise.

3 comments:

Erin said...

Welfare is such a complication in our society. On one hand, it’s good for those that seriously need and on the other hand there are people taking this money when they do not truly need it. However, any solution to the issues caused by welfare is not going to be easy to come up with. People are dependent upon their welfare, and with the decline in wages how could these people be asked to leave welfare in order to work for less money when their standard of living is already bleak.

Amber said...

I really like your blog post, Taylor! It was very informative and I'm glad someone chose the interesting topic of welfare. Since welfare is such a complicated topic, I think we will always have disagreements on what is right. Since we, the students, are the future, we really need to focus on the "how" that is the question mark above everybody's heads. How could we create a legal and acceptable way to sort through the good people and the crooks? Instead of explaining all the ways that welfare is bad, good or in between we need to continue to fight for answers to questions that people seemingly shove to the side. If we refuse to think of these questions, we will continue to remain stagnant in change. People can talk about change all day but when it comes down to the issue, action is what's going to get us somewhere. Whether it's welfare or a solution to fixing our economy, we need activists that are willing to try new things and not make the same repetitive mistakes we have made throughout history. 

michael.parleto said...

I don't see why we can't have someone periodically stop by the homes of anyone receiving welfare at random times to see if they really need it, and if they are trying to find a job, or just milking the welfare system. If they are just taking advantage of the system, cut off welfare to them. This would make it much more difficult to cheat the system, and more money could go toward people who actually need it. That would also create more jobs, it would be good for everyone, except those who cheat the system.