Mudcat Café message #1033454 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63553   Message #1033454
Posted By: GUEST,petr
10-Oct-03 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
Subject: RE: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
the fact is that someone has to pay for it, I dont mind paying taxes for a safety net system that will help people get back on their feet,
but those who are capable of work and choose not to should be made to work for it or cutoff.
I knew people even in high school whose main goal was to work long enough to collect unemployment benefits.

I knew a couple of welfare mothers (one decided to get pregnant while traveling in Japan - and came back to canada to live on welfare - she just wanted a child) It wasnt until the child was 10 that she decided that to get out of the welfare trap and work. Shes quite proud of it.
but basically they chose to have children because they wanted kids - not welfare.

lately one vancouver councillor said that people who panhandle are actually working in their own way - which prompted another councillor to say that those who break into cars and houses are also working.