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Sun Sep 2, 2012, 09:37 AM

What nobody is saying about Welfare Work Requirements is the pay is less than minimum wage

A person only makes $4.17 an hour and are still treated like lazy bums If you're going to require them to work then you should be required to pay them at least minimum wage


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Reply What nobody is saying about Welfare Work Requirements is the pay is less than minimum wage (Original post)
rbrnmw Sep 2012 OP
rocktivity Sep 2012 #1
rbrnmw Sep 2012 #2
rbrnmw Sep 2012 #3
bemildred Sep 2012 #4
JohnnyRingo Sep 2012 #5
rbrnmw Sep 2012 #6
reformist2 Sep 2012 #7
rbrnmw Sep 2012 #8
reformist2 Sep 2012 #9
rbrnmw Sep 2012 #10

Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 10:02 AM

1. And here's something else that nobody's saying about welfare to work

There isn't any work.


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 10:10 AM

3. Yes and they have lifetime limits to assistance

so when the time limits are up they take their kids for neglect President Clinton is as much to blame as the republicans for this shit

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 10:11 AM

4. Yep, as with the prisons, that's the main point.

Another cheap labor strategy.

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 10:11 AM

5. If there were so many jobs available, we wouldn't need welfare.

Why take a job that someone needs to support themselves and hand it out as punishment? Roadside maintenance and park cleaning are union jobs in most states, and welfare work requirements are just another form of union busting.

The right gets Barstool Republicans wound up about it because they have a sadistic lust for humiliating people they look down upon. I know someone who had to do this for her food stamps. She has a job as a cook ($12,000) but needs the help to feed herself. They made her work in the state park in an orange vest for six hours one month last year.

Think about it, Republicans want to cut off those on govt assistance so they can see a return to the day when poor people begged to shine their shoes for a quarter. Middle class conservatives would have an actual chance to spit upon these people and tell them to "get a job".

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 11:02 AM

6. It's a Travesty

What we really Need is Welfare Reform, Reform

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Response to rbrnmw (Original post)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 11:09 AM

7. If there's no real work to do, why make them work? Why not have them study, or read books?


This obsession with making everybody go to work is starting to strike me as ridiculous.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 12:05 PM

8. I find it offensive that you assume they need to study or read

Are you implying if they were less ignorant they wouldn't need welfare?

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Response to rbrnmw (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 12:15 PM

9. Don't be offended. I'm suggesting alternatives to "work" that would actually be more productive.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 2, 2012, 12:34 PM

10. OK

I'm sorry I'm just tired of the stereotyping of welfare recipients

They are lazy, they are ignorant ect...............................

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