Before welfare people were motivated by an uncomfortable feeling known as hunger! If you were capable of working and chose not to then you went hungry! But, welfare was implemented for emergency situations, NOT a lifestyle! If it would be used in that manner everywhere, that should help the budget in every state.
Welfare is not a career opportunity. It was supposed to be a safety net for a couple years, not a lifetime. Sadly, a lot of people abused the welfare system.
For example, Angel Adams.
Via WFLA: “In 2010, Brown, then known as Angel Adams, had 15 biological children, and 12 of them were living with her in the motel room. The Department of Children and Families stepped in and found Brown and her children a new home. She has been in and out of court several times since then and has lost and then regained custody of her children.
Now, Angel Adams is married to Eric Brown and has a total of 17 biological children. Twelve of the children live with the Brown’s and they are in trouble again, facing eviction and in court. The Tampa Housing Authority pays their rent, but because of maintenance problems at the house, the housing authority has not paid rent to the landlord for three months. The landlord has filed a notice of eviction and has informed the court they intend to make repairs to the home and resell it and they do not accept “Section 8,” or government assisted rent, from their tenants. The Brown’s also owe nearly $600 for an overdue power bill and told a Hillsborough County Judge on Thursday they used money the Tampa Housing Authority mailed to them to pay for the power bill to pay instead, to evacuate their family during Hurricane Irma.
“These bills was extra, extra high on top of late fees from Tampa Housing Authority not never paying on time,” Eric Brown told Hillsborough Judge Michael Williams at an eviction hearing on Thursday. Angel Brown told the judge she was desperate and had no choice. “I used it for my children to evacuate for the Irma Hurricane. When they told us to get out, I used that money to evacuate and get my children where they needed to be,” said Angel Brown. Judge Williams told the couple the law gave him little choice in the matter. “You are asking me to make an agency to pay money above and beyond what they have committed to pay and I don’t have that authority,” said Williams.”
The sense of entitlement and lack of accountability in this day and age is unfathomable. The flip side is that you have other moms who work and struggle and contribute to caring for their own children and pay taxes that support this sense of entitlement.
Having some assistance to get on your feet is one thing, but… this notion that the government “owes” people is ridiculous. Our government is not responsible for providing for her children.
There should be a limit of public assistance and find a way for those receiving to give back (volunteering, whatever).
Life isn’t one big handout.
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