Skip to comments.The other welfare - a legacy of unintended side effects (SSI)
Posted on 12/12/2010 8:34:09 AM PST by Bluestateredman
Geneva Fielding, a single mother since age 16, has struggled to raise her three energetic boys in the housing projects of Roxbury. Nothing has come easily, least of all money.
Even so, she resisted some years back when neighbors told her about a federal program called SSI that could pay her thousands of dollars a year. The benefit was a lot like welfare, better in many ways, but it came with a catch: To qualify, a child had to be disabled. And if the disability was mental or behavioral something like ADHD the child pretty much had to be taking psychotropic drugs.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
“Geneva Fielding, a single mother since age 16, has struggled to raise her three energetic boys in the housing projects of Roxbury.”
There is just so much wrong in just this first sentence.
One month a year (at least) SSI checks should be replaced by a plainly-worded brochure explaining where babies come from.
There are entire towns that revolve around SSI. The first of the month is like Christmas at the post office. In an incredible numerical coincidence, all these single mothers have children with ADHD or whatever else a doctor will sign off on simply to get her out of his office.
And very easily fixed.
No benefits after 2 years of any kind. And, no extra benefits for the 2nd, 3rd or however many additional kids.
If the "mother" cannot thereafter properly take care of the child, the child should go into the foster care system...or, perhaps better, orphanages.
It's better for everyone...except the government-childcare-welfare complex.
All your kids belong to us.
In New York they welfare queens even have a name for it. It is called crazy money. I worked on some new schools a few years back and almost half the school was special ED to take care of the kids getting crazy money. The parents told the kids to act up so they could get their raise from the dole. Back then there was no requirement you do anything, I guess now you have to buy drugs.
Isn't Socialism great. /s
Articles such as this one written by a hand wringing liberal makes me feel sick.
The sad thing is a whole generation now being raised and developing on chemical dependency through puberty and on into adulthood.
The scenes from the movie “THX-1138” come to mind.
So the schools get more money too. Wow, what a system to intentially cause psychological/emotional harm on a child by having him labeled ‘crazy’ his whole life.
These people are nothing but cows on the government plantation. Fed and housed by uncle Sam. Mere animals, only less noble and more violent.
Except, of course, for Ms Geneva.
Looking a some of these welfare queens, it wouldn't surprise me if they have to pay for stud service.
I went skating on the first Friday night of the
month in 2001. My first clue that something was
amiss was a parking lot full of armed security. I
purchased my ticket and walked inside. Whoa! The
skating rink was wall to wall black people. Hard to
walk through the crowd, no hope of actually
skating. The admission office gave me a rain check.
I asked security what was going on. The answer?
It’s “mom’s night”. The welfare checks come on
the first of the month. The welfare moms dump
their kids at the rink on the first Friday night. The
following Friday night was normal. The regular
group of black skaters (about 30) were present.
Lesson learned. No visits on first Friday nights.
The Republic Revolution of 1994 rolled back some of this but then it all was put back in place once again.
“No benefits after 2 years of any kind. And, no extra benefits for the 2nd, 3rd or however many additional kids.”
I agree. TANF signed into law by Clinton in the late ‘90’s removed the entitlement aspect of Welfare and reduced lifetime benefits to 48 months(it was an election year). This should again be revisited to reduce the time to 2 years.
The problem is, before TANF funds expire they move onto SSI/SSDI. This lasts a lifetime.