Truth or Consequences, NM
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Dave Volek Wrote:
Sounds like a Wisconsin republican lawmaker, e.g. if you want your UE compensation, you will do blah, blah, blah. I'm just about ROFLMFAO at this response.
I had to look for the meany of this acronym.
FYI, I believe a citizen should do nothing but submit an annual tax return to receive a GBI. No obligations or proof of need at all. Kind of hard to compare me to that R lawmaker in Wisconsin.
About 25 years, the Alberta government tried a "work for welfare" program. It had recipients sweeping streets, shoveling snow for a few hours a day, picking garbage, etc. That program didn't work out too well: it cost a lot to supervise these workers. And many chronic welfare people are not that productive anyways.
And many welfare people just use welfare for a few months until they sort out a few things in life to get back to self-sufficiently. It was kind of pointless putting them on a work gang.
Meh, I was around when LBJ talked about the war on poverty, then along came the war on drugs, anything our government comes up with, and their slogans is usually a failure.
I had to laugh at your response because giving people a GBI is absurd. It's another shot at a social program which probably won't work, although the idea to lift people up is a good one, but then, there's the strings attached to any program by government, that's the conservative side of it, you know republicans and conservatives don't want to spend money on social programs, unless it benefits them directly or indirectly.
"In March 3, 2014, as Chairman of the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan released his "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later" report, asserting that some of 92 federal programs designed to help lower-income Americans have not provided the relief intended and that there is little evidence that these efforts have been successful. At the core of the report are recommendations to enact cuts to welfare, child care, college Pell grants and several other federal assistance programs. In the appendix titled "Measures of Poverty", when the poverty rate is measured by including non-cash assistance from food stamps, housing aid and other federal programs, the report states that these measurements have "implications for both conservatives and liberals. For conservatives, this suggests that federal programs have actually decreased poverty. For liberals, it lessens the supposed need to expand existing programs or to create new ones." Several economists and social scientists whose work had been referenced in the report said that Ryan either misunderstood or misrepresented their research."
Ryan is mentioned in this post, and here's an interesting tidbit about Ryan who has been behind cuts to social programs in this state and the federal government, and, who has helped Scott Walker enact stringent rules for recipients of social programs like unemployment compensation:
"When he was 16, Ryan found his 55-year-old father lying dead in bed of a heart attack. Following the death of his father, Ryan's grandmother moved in with the family. As she had Alzheimer's, Ryan helped care for her while his mother commuted to college in Madison, Wisconsin. From the time of his father's death until his 18th birthday, Ryan received Social Security survivors benefits, which were saved for his college education."