For the past few months I have been helping out my ex-wife with her ailing mother by making frequent trips to their home in California to lend a hand with things. During this time I cant help but notice a large number of families that are receiving financial aid. I see them all the time, on the average there will be a young woman in her early 20s with 2 or 3 young children and pregnant. Sometimes they either cannot or just refuse to speak English. I will see them in line at the grocery store trying to sneak alcohol or other items in with their groceries to purchase with food vouchers. Then they act like they dont understand. They play dumb, sometimes they even argue with the poor clerk while the line backs up and people with jobs and places to be wait annoyed and grow impatient. I know some of you may think Im exaggerating this but honestly I wish I were. Fact is its painfully obvious here. So I am wondering why is it that we have a welfare system that rewards these lazy people who in many cases are not even American Citizens? If we really wanted to make some progress in the right direction we should begin with areas like this where people are blatantly ripping off a system that was put in place to temporarily help out taxpaying citizens who are down on their luck to get back on their feet. How about this for a start. When a young lady shows up pregnant and broke, we let her get the help she needs for that 1st time. If she gets pregnant again, then that is her problem. No help for #2. If we did that simple change alone I guarantee they would figure out how to use birth control QUICK. Or here is a slightly more radical approach. If they expect us to foot the bill for their carelessness before we hand them a single check they submit to sterilization. No sterilization, no money. Really, why should we be paying for these people to have 4 or 5 or more kids when they have no desire whatsoever to find work (with the exception of what they make working off the books and not paying taxes on)or practice birth control? And then when their daughters turn 14 or 15 they start having children as well. Its ridiculous. I have been paying taxes all my life and it just makes me sick to see these people bastardize a system that should be a blessing to our nation instead of a curse. I am just wondering if anyone else sees it this way or if I am just thinking too extreme.
There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business from there. -Colonel Sanders
6 years 22 weeks ago, 12:20 AM