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Old August 18th, 2016, 09:47 AM   #21
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Clara, I am now about to accuse you of a tactic more often used by the right. The assumption that an all or nothing position is being advocated. I am not, and have never advocated eliminating social services. What I am advocating is better monitoring and yes, I am in favor of a system somewhat like workfare. I think it is absolutely wrong to just give. People receiving aid would need to show up at job applying classes or whatever. Others could be made to work in a daycare for those who go to these classes. There could be job training and so on.

Yes, it would require some administration, but would it really be more than is currently there?


I understand what you are saying and I admit it's easier to make a POINT when we use the all or nothing positions. Having said that there are SOME (right on DTT) who are extremely resentful and adamant about cutting social services to the bone. There are some who firmly believe government should never be responsible for supporting it's citizens--whether it's financial, healthcare, housing, education or old age.
We have heard the rumblings about dismantling social security. There have already been cuts in many states in Medicaid (Governors who refused to expand Medicaid in their states), child care, Head Start, disability support, rehabilitative...etc. 46 states have cut services in public health, elderly/disabled, K-12 education, higher education and workforces. This includes nurses, OT/PT, caregivers, pharmacy, SNAP/food stamps. The education cuts to K-12 have included eliminating positions like school nurses, counselors, and psychologists. These are things that can't be 'fixed' by requiring someone to help out at a day care and legally day care workers and many other similar jobs require background checks and fingerprinting. We can no longer even volunteer at many places without background checks.
This is a very complex situation. There are 3rd world areas in AMERICA with no hope of a job, not enough food or medical services: Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Virginia......to name a few.
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