My theory is that if someone needs public assistance for necessities (clothes, food, shelter, medical) because they fell on hard times, we should help them. We are a compassionate society.
We should NOT give them cash or FS though.
- We should provide assistance finding a free shelter.
- We should have a food bank that is stocked by the government where they can come for nutricious food for their family (selected by the food bank staff).
- We should have clean, used clothing they can receive if they need clothes (selected by the clothes bank staff)
- We should provide medical help if they need it.
We need to help with necessities: Food, clothes, shelter, medical assistance, but we should not provide for "wants": cable, cell phone, entertainment, stylish clothes, hair cuts, etc. If they want the extras, they should work for it.
by Anonymous - Original PosterFebruary 9 at 1:43 PM
by AnonymousFebruary 9 at 1:50 PM
I like some of those ideas. Some I think look better on paper and would not work all that great. Cash assistance should be very case specific, if any. FS should not be a free for all. No, you should not be able to buy fifty dollar cakes and lobsters. All home lines can call 911. Lots of us lived just fine without cell phones. As far as medical, I do not mind ( I do, but I am being realistic) one oops, but if you get pregnant beyond that on mistake, you should have to pay back the bill, for the rest of your life, if needed. I am sick of entitled people believing they deserve shit they do not deserve.
by AnonymousFebruary 9 at 1:54 PM
People aren't going to give up their homes to move to a shelter that is just plain STUPID!!
Sorry no one should tell ANYONE else what they can or can't eat. If they qualify and want to spend it all on healthy food great, if they qualify and spend it stupidly they still don't get any more and will have to figure out what to do till next month.
Clothes they already have clothes banks that isn't anything they don't already do.
Also they don't pay for Cable, entertainment, stylish clothes or hair cuts. If you have your own money then you can purchase those things. People often have jobs and still qualify for FS or Medicaid and any other bills or wants are paid for by their pay checks.
by Bubbie0809February 9 at 2:00 PM
Wow! I don't know if I agree - I don't think I care what people eat (as long as they do) and what they wear or whatever.
by AnonymousFebruary 9 at 2:04 PM
Years ago there were farms for poor people. If you couldn't support yourself, you went and lived there, worked to grow the food and in exchange you were fed and taken care of. I see that as a workable system.