1 year ago
Last edited at 12:35AM on 2/13/2013
Give welfare ONLY to the people who truly need it. This will make the people who are on welfare (that don't actually need it) get off their hind-ends and get jobs. It's not fair that the working class have to support them. I have no problem helping people who actually need it, but our system is BROKEN. If it doesn't get fixed soon, I'm afraid to see what the world will look like in a few years.
I know this is terrible, but put a limit on how many children people can have. I know girls who had 5 (no kidding) kids by the time they were 21 years old. These girls, seriously sit out by the mailbox the 1st of the month, waiting for their welfare checks. THIS is ridiculous.
If I were the president I would create jobs for everyone who is not employed. That way people will be earning something and at the end of the day almost everyone will be able to get something that can sustain them. I would also take back those who are willing to go back to school and make the country's economy cheaper for everyone to afford.
Don't give Billions or our dollars we don't have to countries like Egypt that hates our ally Israel and keep that money and create jobs. 5 Billion dollars could really create jobs. Also instead of giving Egypt 100 f-16's dont give any away so that cant use them against our allies.
Get out of the way of capitalism. It alone has raised more people out of poverty than any system in the history of the world. You can not create wealth by spreading it around, as this president would have low information voters believe.
1 year ago
Last edited at 4:20AM on 2/13/2013
I would call on churches to send their members to go out into their neighborhoods and determine and care for the needs of those who live around them. In America, there are churches on almost every block,and they could collect money and fund raise for their neighbor's needs. They could work with grocery stores and restaurants , and clinics, and dentists, Walmarts and building material stores to provide donated or discounted foods, materials, and services. I would make it worth their while with tax deductions and other incentives . The church members could volunteer babysitting, and resume writing, car repairs, and whatever other service is needed, every member has a talent that somebody could use This would be a useful exercise for the churches who are taught to serve selflessly,and for the neighborhoods that they would serve! If I were the President, I would give the citizens the power to help other citizens! It would bring us closer together, and make us more self-reliant! Thank you for asking a great question!
I think cradhika hit the nail on the head, we need to educate people to prepare them for the work force. Our education system should address the needs of all young people up to the age of 21 with either a college education or trade school, depending on what they feel drawn to. Those who can't work could assist with day care for working parents. If people had the skills to work, I believe that a majority of them would do so, instead of living on public assistance. I think we should remember the words: Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day, teach him to fish and you feed him for the rest of his life. As to limiting the number of children a person on public assistance can have, a state in the South required mothers of three or more children to have Inplant birth control inserted. This law was eventually overturned as I recall, but I thought it was a very good idea. If you can't support them, don't have them.
Welfare should be given first to intact families, as poverty is most closely associated with single-parent families. There should be a waiting period for single-parent families to receive any assistance that isn't there for intact families. This encourages marriage and reduce poverty.
create much stricter laws regarding eligibility for welfare/unemployment/etc. if we need any at all. Once those people do not have a free income, they will have no choice but to work hard and perhaps rise up. I know many people are on such programs who /do/ work hard, but i do not speak for them
Infrastructure repair,jobs program, someone said, were a super power with a 3rd world electric grid. We can also include, highways, bridges, sewer and water systems, falling apart. We're a mess, need to fix it. Lots of jobs could be created.all this work would produce years of employment.