Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cycle of Poverty

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/08/05/nm-governor-proposes-work-requirement-for-food-stamps/?subscriber=1

I think that in general, people who receive public assistance, particularly if they get it for an extended period of time should be required to do some manner of work to continue in the program.  One common complaint people have is that they can't work because they don't have child care.

Why not train people who are on welfare to do child care?  They can learn how to better care for their own children and can then be employed by the state to provide child care.  Low income housing projects can have on-site child care so mothers can go to work and not have to worry about their kids.

Other women on welfare can provide the on-site child care as a condition of their continued receipt of welfare.  Government employees can supervise and provide guidance on how to care for the children.  Eventually the welfare recipients can learn enough to work in private child care settings and get off of welfare; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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