So another problem that has been on mine and countless other peoples minds is the topic of welfare in our country. I will actually admit I am not about taking this program away. I understand times get rough, I understand the economy is in the toilet, sometimes people do need assistance and I do not believe in turning my back when someone is in need. Welfare should be a way for others to get back up on their feet after they’ve been knocked down. The problem we are facing currently is abuse of the system and the new cultural view emmerging:entitlement. I have run onto people out in town who pride themselves in abusing the aid, who see it as an alternative to working. This isn’t statistics or survey, this is feedback overheard by strangers. My suggestion, with which I don’t see any reason not to, is to change the requirements to obtain welfare.
A) Mandatory Drug Tests
I full heartedly believe that mandatory drug tests should be a requirement of obtaining a welfare check.Employers have the right to drug test their employees and I believe that this should be implemented to welfare as well. One of the major arguements I have heard against this is the cost of the test itself, that it would increase the cost to the government. There is no reason why we couldn’t take that cost out of the welfare check, the individual is being handed free money anyways, so I don’t understand were there would be a concern. Problem solved.
B) Require Community Service Hours Logged To Recieve Aid
This would actually have multiple benefits, to the government, the working citizens who pay for others to recieve welfare, and would help shift people out of the mindset that they are entitled to free handouts.
The benefits if people were required to do community service to obtain welfare:
-Our communities would be cleaner, and there would be an influx of volenteers to build our communities up
-We would destroy the idea that people don’t need to work for a living
-Those who were recieving welfare would develop a work ethic, would learn to give back to there communities, and many would probably rather just find jobs if they werent able to get the money for free. Which means less of a demand for welfare, lowering our taxes.
I understand that there are many more benefits but these were just examples. I personally think it is a great idea! I would no longer have a negative view on welfare knowing those who need assistance are earning it by building up our communities.
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