No financial system or governing method has lasted very long, ours is without exception. There is no "perfect" way. If you give too much wealth to the masses, then they get dependent and wealth is depleted. If you don't give enough, then they revolt, tear down the powers that be, and take the wealth by force. Perhaps a happy medium will take place at some point.
I think you have confused me for someone else.....the working poor get hosed in this country to a level that is beyond words to articulate. Part of the reason is that they are faced with 2 very bad choices: 1) Take a poorly paying, often unstable, menial job 2) Get government benefits, which for some will actually be higher than that job, for a period before they run out.
In either case, the amount of money is not substantial, and those with children are often one paycheck from destitution. The fact that these are in fact their choices is a colossal failure.
What I meant by "the max" is that there are a number of exemptions and loopholes. If I were to have more than 2 children, be unemployed less than a given amount of time, be of a lesser age, I get more money. It is possible that I would qualify to get more money than most entry-level jobs. That is an atrocity, in both the job and the policy.
Next time, perhaps have an idea whom you are writing to and their overall views. Use numbers, not vague words. Don't be mean. These are not high expectations.
"The soul that does not attempt flight; does not notice its chains."
Derpamix brings up a good point, but it's not realistic. Yes, it is morally wrong to forcibly take from one and give to another, regardless of the reason. This is theft. However, without doing that, the large population of the poor will always overpower the few wealthy, and take it by force anyway, usually violently. At least with a governing body to make the decisions in a somewhat democratic manner, this transfer of wealth can be done peacefully. This is usually done in a way that the wealthy maintain their level of lifestyle, while the poor are provided the essentials.
I am not saying that this is right or appropriate, but this is just how it is.
You know I don't have patience for that. I really won't waste my time on the author of this masterpiece for example: "if I am unemployed I can get about $1650 per month on welfare." No, you can't.
Sorry to inform you, but words have meanings.
PS they look out for their own. this is why congress is exempt from obamacare, no matter what lamestream media tries to claim is false news.
Last edited by Derpamix; 10-08-2013 at 03:20 PM. Reason: damn typos
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