However, you do have a point, in that jobs are harder to come by, thanks to Obama and his policies, and that it is more difficult (but not impossible) for entry-level applicants to find work. However, one of the requirements of the welfare programs was that recipients look for work, and document it, just as unemployment recipients must, in order to keep benefits. By gutting that requirement, Obama has eliminated the incentive to try to get off of welfare. This is, of course, a self-serving function, since the poor job market reflects badly on his policies, and thus the more that people try to find jobs, the more frustrated that they will get with him, but that's simply another benefit of gutting the requirements.
And, before you argue that we are consigning welfare recipitents to a frustrating and futile search for jobs as a condition of their receiving welfare, allow me to remind you that the people who pay for their welfare have to deal with the greater frustration of being taxed to support strangers while we struggle to make ends meet.
The welfare rolls dropped by 50% since 1996 because of the work requirement.
And drones like WeeWee think this is a bad thing.
Tell me again how the left and the Democrat Party is the party of the "working man"?
Remind me again how important this President thinks creating jobs really is.
Conservatives agree that a lack of quality parenting is detrimental to a child's upbringing, and results in maladjusted adults later in life. If we can agree that this is true, doesn't putting work requirements on single parents exacerbate this problem?
I can see the reasoning behind work requirements, and I don't entirely disagree with it, but if the job market is unfavorable to the person in question and they have children, there are unintended consequences that may result in more problems and more welfare recipients when their children reach adulthood.
I think there should be some requirements, but it can't just be requirements. If the government were to invest in free child care services for low-income families, job training programs, free night classes and more, it would go a long way to solving the problem. It would cost more in the short term, but the long term result would be the next generation would be less likely to be dependent on welfare.
If we made childcare services, vocational and skills training, public transportation vouchers, and other support systems available, then I could get behind requiring welfare recipients to either find work, or attend job training, or attend classes, or do community service etc. Requirements alone won't solve the problem, all they do is throw people off of welfare and into a life of poverty. Then one can take a quick glance at the numbers and say "well the welfare numbers are down", even though the bigger problem is still there. This applies for time limits also. If a person is on welfare and they look for a job but they simply can't find one, a time limit that kicks them off doesn't address the problem.
Of course, even if all of these suggestions were implemented, that still wouldn't entirely solve the problem. If there are no jobs available, or the only jobs available are very low-wage jobs with no benefits, all of the job training in the world won't fix the issue of poverty. However, it's a comprehensive step in the right direction.
http://bsure.hubpages.com/hub/Get-Go...ay-for-Daycare), job training programs (47 programs at the federal level, at last count http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d1192.pdf), free night classes (and day classes, college course, you name it...http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal...ducation.shtml), etc. It doesn't solve the problem, it just wastes money. What you don't understand is that actions have consequences, and by trying to soften the consequences of bad decisions, we've subsidized and expanded the range of bad decisions available to people. Throwing more money at the problem won't solve it, it will just make it worse.
Now Obama has gutted the program..even after legislators tried to block any maneuver to do so by where they placed the "must work/look for work" provisions in the bill back in 1996.
If the black and hispanic communities would honestly take a look at what this President and the so called "rights" groups are doing to them as a whole...Obama would be lucky to get 15% of the total minority vote in this election.
Instead they'd rather get their free cheese than their God given freedom.
Obama’s Jobs Council in 30 Seconds
The explanation is replayed with a screen billing a legs-up-on-the-desk president’s schedule for the last six months: “10 golf trips, 106 fundraisers, 0 jobs council meetings.”
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