Mudcat Café message #1035113 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63553   Message #1035113
Posted By: Forum Lurker
14-Oct-03 - 12:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
Subject: RE: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
McGrath-Welfare is more open to abuse than earned income because earned income usually ceases when self-destructive habits like alcoholism or other drug addictions take over. Cash income is more open to abuse than directly provided services because dealers are more likely to accept cash for drugs than they are canned soups or a bed.

I agree that the government should provide for the basic necessities of all citizens. I simply think that the idea of direct provision of these services, rather than simply handing out cash, should be explored.