Neal Barton's POV

Too many on welfare


POSTED: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 5:47pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:38pm

While we continue to spend too much, a new Rasmussen poll come out this week with news that some may or may not find surprising.

A new Rasmussen poll shows Americans overwhelmingly believe that the bigger problem with the welfare system in the United States is that there are too many overqualified recipients rather than not enough. Most also think legal immigrants should have to wait at least three years before being eligible for welfare benefits.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of american adults say the bigger problem with welfare programs in the United States is that too many people get welfare who should not be getting it.

Republicans (91%) and adults not affiliated with either political party (70%) believe much more strongly than Democrats (51%) that the bigger problem with welfare is that too many ineligible people are on it.

These hard time are making many people have to re-think the way they once thought about government hand outs.

There will always be those who need a hand, those with physical problems that cannot be helped. But, if you can help yourself you should only be on the dole for a short time.

LBJ's war on poverty only created a culture of those who making their living from the government.

That's my POV, what's yours?

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What part of illegal don't we understand? Shouldn't have rights to free schooling for children, free medical care, welfare assistance etc. Come here legally and I'm all for you. Pay taxes with money from a job and be a positive influence on the American dream, not a negative. I'm all for people bettering themselves, just do it in the right way!

the cost of living is goverened by the greedy corporations who have record profits.
Nothing wrong with making a profit until they become greedy and just cant get enough money, it kills the economy and hurts the entire nation. When wages do not keep up with the cost of living it creats poverty even when the citizens are working their tails off. That is why we have so many working people on welfare.

In Texas, if you are an adult with just one child and you work 40 hours a week and you are earning $10.00 an hour, you qualify for every welfare program there is.

Crying shame the tax payers are picking up the tab for those businesses that refuse to pay their employees a wage that will keep them off of welfare. These businesses should be paying more in taxes to cover what their employees are receiving in welfare.

One of the problems I believe is that , the people who is drawing disability benefits and that works at the same time also receives checks for their children monthly as well is not right. My son who has Autism can not even draw benefits but the children of the " working disable" can draw x amount of dollars and their "working disable" parent came make a large income as well. This is wrong

Welfare, like education, needs to be totally locally-controlled because those closest to the problem know the situation and who's deserving and who's not; and the only federal gov't involvment should be grants to states. Even grants should be phased out in favor of not taxing the states to begin with and allowing the states to decide how they fund welfare!!

47 other states have fewer people on welfare than Texas.

My experience w/ the system 15yrs. ago in west Texas was that they were racial bias in favor of hispanics, if you lied to them they didn't question, we were completely open and honest w/ them and were treated w/ suspecious contempt. Of course the Democrat leadership sees no problem w/ it. Recipients tend to vote Democrat, hence the more on welfare the more votes for them.

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