Skip to comments.welfare's hidden costs
Posted on 03/24/2009 2:06:04 PM PDT by mainestategop
The welfare system in America is cheating tax payers in all sorts of ways. One thing is certain, many on welfare do not really need it but need a good kick in the rear. People who are perfectly capable of working are using welfare to avoid getting a job like the rest of us. They sit around in section 8 housing smoking, drinking, using illegal narcotics, just sitting around in front of their big screens, contributing nothing at all while we the tax payers must foot the bill by working harder.
Its not just welfare cheaters who are making our lives more expensive, the entire bureaucratic system is corrupt and it costs more to support the system than the recipient. For every dollar spent on welfare, 80 cents goes to bureaucracy. It goes to government employees, to the case workers, to the people who maintain the offices, and the administration costs alone are staggering. Many of these employees are simply over paid for doing little.
The state of Maine is a good example of a welfare state out of control. Maine has the largest state government in the country. This bloated administration is not only seen in the welfare system, but also in other branches of Maine's government. The administration we are told is for quality control and efficiency. Nothing of the sort is accomplished other than the exact opposite. Maine's administration is so bloated and incompetent, that many welfare recipients including those who truly need it are forced into the back burner and let down.
A good example is homeless housing. It takes on average a year for government to provide housing for those in homeless shelters and rescue missions. Applicants, many of whom are elderly or disabled or underemployed must wait on average up to a year before receiving housing. Sometimes they must wait EVEN LONGER! This is because their application must drift through several agencies and bureaus before it can be processed fully. Add to this, that many of Maine's public housing are full and bursting.
Government programs are not only expensive, they are outrageously inefficient. They take to long and sometimes never do anything at all. This is because the employees are not motivated through care of the recipient. they only care about getting their pay checks. All paid for by the taxpayer. There is no incentive unlike private non profit religious charities which are motivated by compassion and care. This is why private organizations which are motivated by care and compassion and not for the sake of lucre are more successful than government programs.
Next time, we will present to you another article about the inefficiency of government programs and the welfare state's failure of those in need by telling you of Sebastian Peters, A boy involved in programs that not only failed but lead to poverty and misery. These programs prevented independent living and employment at jobs and lead to him becoming homeless in Boston. Just to give you more on how welfare has failed Next time...
Honestly conveyed it's "The Socialist way".
All the welfare reforms, including the 5 year rule, fought for for 30 years, have all been wiped out with the porkilus bill.
2 months of communism wipes out 30 years of hard work.
more like 30 years of communism wipes out 220 years work.
Assign Shepard Lee to fix the problem; he’ll do the same bang up job he did while in the service!
And know no reason why we are born
But only to consume the corn
Devour the cattle, flesh and fish
And leave behind an empty dish
ping for later.
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