• YES, Yes, And YES

    It not Federal Government. Responsibility. Give states the power to determine what needed welfare programs are, If needed at all. Thus, We will be able to try up to 53(Lat that number sink in! )[I included DC, Puerto-Rico and US virgin Islands] welfare systems, Varying from the most generous ones in California and New York and, Well, Poorest like in Ariona or Texas. Since welfare is paid by taxes, It will be a responsibility of state government to tax properly. What is more, It would be easier to cut or expand welfare taxes, Since it is done on a state level. This is, I believe, Will be the most proper intepretation of "e pluribus unum". Also, It since taxpayers are not interested in payng more taxes, It will encourage people who are on welfare(64% of them were not working last year) to get of it and find work as quickly, As possible. It is right and equitable soultion. And it is right. Also, It is really american.

  • Stop the War on Poor Families!!!

    The War on Poverty, initiated almost 55 years ago by LBJ, has been an abject and catastrophic failure. The most telling evidence for this has been the dramatic rise in out-of-wedlock births in America- from an alarming 22% for African-Americans in 1964, to an unconscionable 75% today (2018). We've spent 28 $$TRILLION$$ predicated on the notion that there is no additional income in the home (ie: a FATHER with a JOB), and giving unwed moms additional support for having babies they can't adequately support. Let's stop blaming the victims of the War on Poor Families- they're just the poor souls who are struggling to survive in terrible conditions. The blame must be placed squarely where it belongs: with the demagogues and legislators who don't have the guts to admit what has become blindingly obvious: that the federal government has done and continues to do grave damage to poor families through well-intended public policy gone dreadfully awry.

  • Get rid of it

    Too much abuse it is not my job to take care if lazy ppl. Stop handing out my money
    to others. Same with ssi disability. It's all fraud I understand ppl need it but now ppl just don't want to work. Pure laziness.Make all the welfare ppl pay for their kids schooling and no more eic at tax time

  • Stop Welfare Now

    I work my butt off so able bodied people can sleep in and do whatever they want during the day, which apparently isn't parenting!!! How do "I" or anyone else owe you a thing???? If you can't afford a kid don't have a kid...Especially 8!!!

    But they all want to complain about how unfairly they are treated and how they have nothing. No kidding, you will never have anything and your kids are learning the same behaviors from you.

    Here shortly the money is going to run out and then what will happen? It's apparently obvious, you'll try and rob the same people who have been paying your bills. However, unlike the check you get in the mailbox, I'm "legally" armed and will shoot your dumb asses.


  • Welfare is nothing more than stealing food off the table of those who work

    Welfare is a crime against society. It is not the responsibility of those who work to survive to pay for those who are simply lazy and irresponsible. Welfare should be a one time temporary thing. Such as a maximum of 6 months per lifetime and only available to those who have consistently paid taxes for a minimum of 10 years. I'm tired of seeing able bodied people in there 20's paying with an independence card. By the way being on welfare is not being independent. A person on welfare is a society dependant. Let's start calling them for what they are. Leaches! Yes I understand there are some we should help but not by giving them money. How about work for food and shelter program. Even better if you can't make it in today's modern society then you should be removed a placed in a part of the world full of all the same people who are society failures. Think about what Jesus said, If we teach a man to fish he will have food for life. That assumes that after educating someone on how to get there own food they must get up off there couches and go work for a meal. We already educate our society so why are we putting up with a segment of lazy people. Welfare is simply stealing food from the working persons table and giving it to couch potatoes. It's time for Liberals to be silenced on this issue. Work, support yourself and your family or get out of modern society!

  • Welfare Just Temporary Measure

    Welfare in the United States should only be used as a temporary measure to get someone back on their feet in an emergency. For people on a permanent disability who can't work, then something more should be done. Otherwise, welfare should be the purview of private charities. Homeless shelters, food pantries and clothing banks can all help people who don't have the resources for basic needs.

  • The government should end welfare in the U.S..

    The time when government can pay for welfare has ended. The economy is still suffering from the financial crisis, and the government can no longer afford extraneous policies like welfare. People should learn to be self reliant rather than depending on a welfare state. This is the only way for our economy to recover.

  • People abuse welfare

    People are using welfare as an excuse to not work. Why would they need to work when they get food, rent, cable and etc. for free? Cutting back on welfare would make a Smarter America. People might actually and work harder to get off of welfare, when they realize they could make more money if they get a JOB.

  • Outdated

    Many people now Rely ON WELFARE! Instead of trying to find a job or anything, they sit on their but collecting welfare, food stamps, anything they can so they dont have to work. I know people who complain about having to work for 3 hours a day at a job she just stands around watching to make sure kids dont get hurt (and then she cant even do that right!!), and collects child support from TWO dads (totaling over $1000 a month) and complains that the food stamps and Medical and all the other hand outs she gets "are not fair, she deserves MORE" . At least she admits that she doesnt want to work and feels that she should have to as long as there is someone (Gov't) to take care of her. I know others who live in low inclome housing paying very little for rent because she doesnt want to work. She is extremely over weight, and her mother is disabled. She wont even clean the apartment. They collect food stamps, housing assistance, collect food from the food pantry and all her bills for cable/phone etc are paid for!! Why should she have to work, when she gets everything for free!! This is absolute crap!!!

  • Yes

    The welfare condition in the united states has done good in the past but it is becoming abused without active regulation in a number of areas.
    For one, the increasing number of illegal immigrants puts our tax dollars in the pockets of ill-deserving people. I understand their argument for the American dream and escaping their lives of poverty but there is a right and a wrong way to do so. What most democrats who support welfare use as the base for their argument are the families and single mothers who need this to feed their children. This situation accounts for only a small portion of the welfare population, however. If the government was serious about welfare for the less fortunate, they would give out food stamps and not cold hard cash to be spent on whatever they please

  • No, of course not.

    We in the United States to need to have welfare available because there are always going to be those who fall on hard times or who can not support their children. However, there probably should be conditions of training or work imposed along with a time limit so it does not go on forever.

  • Ending All Welfare Not Recommended

    The government should heavily cut back upon its welfare programs. Then again, fully eliminating these programs would be a terrible idea. Some Americans truly rely upon these programs to survive and don't take them for granted. Still, the country can't pay for its current welfare programs for much longer without trouble.

  • They should not.

    The United States of America's government should not end welfare in the United State. What the government needs to do is be more strict and enforce drug testing on those who get welfare. This would help prevent abuse from the people who do not deserve it which would save money.

  • No, the governemnt should not end welfare in the US.

    I think that ending welfare altogether would be too extreme. There would be many families that would go without food and housing overnight. This is why we need to gradually reduce spending and funding on welfare programs. This way people are not put out on the streets instantly by ending welfare.

  • Welfare supports the needy

    No government should not end welfare. Welfare was created to help people that are struggling. Without it, many families would be without proper food, clothing and shelter. Many families fall on hard times, especially in the recent economy. Many people are without work. Welfare helps these people get back on their feet and enables them to become self sufficient again.

  • I don't think so.

    Welfare has been around for such a long time and I feel like it has benefited so many throughout the years. I do feel like some changes need to be made on how people obtain assistance with welfare. For instance, I think mandatory drug testing would be a wise decision on the governments part. I also think various incentives on how to get people back on their feet would also be a good idea.

  • It's a tradition

    Social welfare is a service that dates back to the Roosevelt administration as a way to assist Americans during the Great Depression. The services have been expanded by both democrats such as Clinton and Republicans such as Nixon. Medicare and Medicaid are Republican-instituted social welfare programs. The fact that it is twisted into a Republican talking point does little to address the fact that millions of Americans benefit from these services for decades, and it makes little sense to withhold those services now.

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