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seriously. our economy is backwards. why the fuck would you apply for assistance when you don't fucking need it.
Because there are lazy fucking bastards out there who don't care about where that money comes from. Meanwhile, there are hard-working indivuals that have no choice but to contribute to this fucked up system so these parasites can live without ever contributing to their own wellbeing. It is because of this that there isn't enough assistance to around to the people that actually need it.
No, #6 has a good point. There are people who will claim benefits while doing nothing to help themselves. The 20 hours a week requirement (which is much less than full-time work) exists to prove that you're not just leeching the governments money while lazing around. It seems flawed but there is at least a valid reason for it. I would have thought they'd have different rules for students, though.
@6 Don't forget the worthless pieces of shit who have 5 babies so they can get more money, and then buy their groceries to sell/trade them for drugs. It's really a shame that the people who are trying so hard to get back on their feet are neglected because of selfishness.
To answer OP's question....how about because 20 hours a week is not sufficient to live off of? And I agree with most of you, there are a lot of people who are just taking advantage of the government, but it's only possible because of lazy case workers. I'm 20 years old and pregnant, before bed rest I was working anywhere from 10-25 hours a week (it just depended on my manager's mood) and I go to school 40+ hours a week. I took me six months before I could get any kind of response from my case worker. Apparently I didn't need the assistance enough even though within those six months, I lost my job because school kept getting in the way. I feel like furthering my education to get a good job is more important than a minimum wage job. But these trashy women with 5 kids all from different dads can sit on their ass all day and collect cash and food stamps? No. They should be sending CPS down there to see what's going on. Anyways...it took me talking to her supervisor and explaining that either I got assistance now so I could financially support my child through school, or they were gonna have to be stuck with me on the program for life. Because without school, I'm not going to be able to get a decent job. So go talk to someone higher up OP, your worker is probably just a lazy bum. And keep looking for a job while you're at it. Wow, sorry for that ramble. I can't stand lazy people...workers or recipients...
I wish people would stop draining the system. I work 50+ hrs a week and a quarter of my pay goes to the govt . the only people that should be allowed govt aid should be veterans and the elderly. oh and active military. everybody else should fend for themselves. flip a burger or hell pickup scrap and sell it. we have turned into a nation that doesn't produce anything and import everything. if we stopped importing everything and produced what we need here there would be jobs to be had. we also need to kick out all the illegals too. our country is going to hell
Your country is going to hell because of people like you. Be thankful that your government at least gives back to people. Oh and prior to "kicking out the illegals", go do some research on US history - you will find that the illegals are brought in on purpose when there are jobs which US citizens won't do, then kicked out when they are no longer needed. This is a more common phenomenon than you'd know. The students will be supporting your lazy arse when you retire, so you should support them now while they study. You're just jealous because they have an education and it seems that you don't. Also, what about the sick who are young and can't work, let me guess, they should be executed? All heil horrible poster who is clearly in support of hitler. I hope he shoots himself in the privates by accident.
wrong... there not lazy.. your to stupid to understand the complexity of a economy.. 1. this has nothing to do with a economy 2. this is a policy of this store obversely you would miss the funeral! if you wanted to keep your life in a balance. 3. if you do go to some sort of university you should be prepared to miss family and friends events..
yes it would solve all the problems. so you are saying that if need be you'd take a below minimum wage job right? that you'd be happy to buy products of lower quality at a higher price just so that americans can get a job right? the thing is america can't "just" go out and make copetition because they want to. either they need to have people with skills willing to work for a much lower pay than they should be entiteled to thus lowering the entire market economy since their expertise is no longer worth as much. or we need to send them out mass producing easy to make stuff for a price so low that you are going to need to give them goverment aid anyway unless you expext them to work 48 hours a day. furthermore there are some people out there who do need that suport even though it's not entirely imposibel for them to care for themself. i'm one of them. i could in theory take care of myself. but if i did i would never ever get an education and i'd never become a contributing member of society. students need to be suported trough their education and you can't expect them to handel that themself or force their parents to.
#86 maybe you should reference someone other than a parent with 5 children all from different dads...my mother is in that same situation and is on food stamps but works over 40 hours a week trying to support them without the assistance...and you think she doesnt pay into the government with her pay?
Yeah all that free universal health care really sucks. Everyone wishes they had health care like the US where your health insurer decides what you are and aren't allowed to get from your doctor. I mean, who needs free health care and free doctor visits and free medical testing and cheaper drugs and ... oh wait.... on second thought you're an idiot Americans pay more for their health care and receive less for it than any other first world nation and have the shortest life span among industrialized nations to prove it.
#57, speaking as a Canadian, I would have to say your comment is bullshit. Not saying Canada is full of awesome smiley people who want to help you every second of every day, but the fact is, as with ANY country, the friendliness and respect you receive from citizens depends on a few factors. Larger cities are likely to be less friendly to individuals, while smaller towns likely more friendly. I live in Montreal (bad choice for residence if you're an English speaker) and have been to several other places of varying size in a few other provinces in Canada... the friendliness depends on where you go and what you're doing. In fact, I've gotten essentially the same treatment while visiting the US. tldr: stop assuming.
Honestly, I've been to Montreal and the people there were really nice. I understand a minimal amount of French but the people there were still really chill. I met a lot of cool people. (: Quebec City is a different story though... :P I think overall Canadians are cool people... :D The stereotype fits! lol
It is true that Canada has "free" health care. The "free" comes to a price of a fraction of your paycheck, almost anything you buy, and a monthly $61.00 (single person) of mandatory MSP (Medical Services Plan). This is in British Columbia of course, I don't know how much the other provinces or territories have to pay.
I'm not going to say Canada has a great health care system or that it's the best, because frankly wait times have become an issue. but I am going to point out a few thing, first of all who ever said no competiton=bad economy, they're our government they're not going to rip us off. But it's really nice not having to worry how something is going to get paid for when you/a loved one needs medical attention
Actually, if you're not getting health care from your government; if students can't be fed from your government; if sick people are dying, as evident by your life expectancy, you ARE getting ripped off by your government. Governments tax, but it's how they spend it which makes a difference. Stop spending money on wars you don't want to and cannot win, America. Start improving your population. Stop ignoring warnings of terrorism and deal with them before the attacks happen. Stop executing people with an iq of 75, but not executing if they have an iq of 60 or whatever it is now. Educate your people, America. Not like voting is compulsory anyway.
you really tried to get government aid while working less than 20 hours a week? YDI
you people are ridiculous. If you can't earn your degree and feed yourself at the same time, you shouldn't be going to school. This is life, learn to take care of yourself. Also, it wasn't communications, it was sociology lol. yet now I'm living in one of the most expensive cities in the states, getting an expensive doctoral degree, and working full time. Get your shit together and stop depending on the government.
#108- Good to know I'm supporting your lazy self. You can't be trying too hard to get a job if you've truly been looking for three years. It doesn't have to be your dream job, just something to get you by while you finish school, instead of living off of me. But sponging off of the system is easier.
Food stamps is a huge thing to me, my mother was a single mother with two kids, and not once had to be on food stamps. Its called working three jobs, try that maybe?
#15, good for your mom. I wish more people were like that, but now people would rather sponge off of people like us and your mother. Why work hard and support yourself when others can do it for you?! Not against wellfare but it's for temporary and extreme circumstances, not just an easy solution.