OK. Live in MA. Run 100% by libs -- all Democrats. 100's of them, with maybe 6 or 7 Republicans. http://nepacrossroads.com/about12148.html
They take our taxes & RAISE them during a recession because they need to pay for the million social programs this state deems necessary for the "poor". It's common knowledge here that people are shipped here from EVERYWHERE to take advantage of our easy welfare system. I have PERSONALLY WITNESSED a Cadillac Escalade outfitted with $4,000 in chrome wheels & accessories pull up to the office where food stamps are issued in Worcester. I know of several instances of abuse of the system, & it is also common knowledge that abuse is rampant. If you call to report these losers, they claim to investigate, but nothing ever happens.
We have Democrat politicians who have made a career of holding office. When Republican Mitt Romney was governor, the Dems BLATANTLY changed a law that used to allow the governor to appoint a senate seat in the event of a permanent absence. This prevented Mr. Romney from appointing a Republican governor. Then, as soon as King Lib Teddy dies, they fall all over themselves trying to change the law in their favor again!!! AND THEY DID!! Without one vote cast by the general public!!!
THESE are Democrat problems caused by DEMOCRAT MAJORITY. That is fact. Google it.
OK, that's really not one of the issues you brought up, but let's delve into it; in fact you make a very good point. You're talking about AMERICAN-BORN CITIZENS who abuse the system, who collect welfare and maybe work under the table? Yes they blow all their money on big cars, rims, flat screen TV's, while living with their mom and not really doing anything to better themselves. I whole-heartedly agree that this is a big problem; We call it "Hood-rich" and we have them everywhere, not just in Mass. Welfare has been around for centuries; in rome they called it bread and circus. Give these poor slobs a hunk of bread so they can eat, and a free ticket to the circus. The rationale is that if they're belly is full and they have something to do, they're not breaking into your house. Abuse was rampant in the late 20th century, we had these welfare queens who would collect welfare under 10 different names and become wealthy. Who did the most in our lifetime to curb this abuse? How bout WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_R ... tunity_Act
This is not a cut and dry issue. It's very complicated in fact, and nobody has a magic bullet to fix it. What should we do with these people, who will not work? Take away their welfare and they're selling drugs and stealing cars to survive. Society breaks down. I personally believe that a big part of the problem is that certain qualifications dissapear when you try to get a job, to the point that people think they're better off on welfare than working at Wal-Mart making $20k a year; I don't disagree with that. Where's the initiative to do better when you do worse in the pursuit?
Again I'm not defending either rationale necessarily, just stating that this is a problem as old as civilization and it's unfair to dump it in the Dem's laps. I don't think politicians are sitting around a table and saying "Damn, how can we give more money to people who won't do anything with their lives?"
The point I often make to republicans who blame everything on immigrants who come here to work; There is abuse on their part too, but that problem is absolutely DWARFED by abuses committed by natural-born citizens.