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Originally Posted by [H]ard|On View Post
It's not going to make you rich but it allows you a place to live while doing nothing

1. raising a kid/kids is not nothing. we actually do want people to do a good job raising their kids so they turn out to be productive members of society, not drains on society. This country has a weird relationship with this concept. The same people who complain about single mothers and the criminals they are raising are the ones who balk at the idea of actually helping them so we don't end up with a bunch of maladjusted criminal bastard kids.

2. the amount of money they give you for child care costs doesn't even come close to covering the cost of a child. the government isn't getting these people out of the hole they have dug for themselves, they are saying, here's a couple inches of dirt to get you started. Now start shoveling.

3. since the welfare reform act of 1996, welfare is not an "entitlement". it has work and education requirements and all sorts of limits to how much help you can get.
Old 03-12-2012, 07:18 PM pyramid is offline  
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