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Old 07-14-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: 77441
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....I bet there are quite a few of them driving expensive cars too, but getting free housing and free food off us taxpayers.....

and they all had expensive Iphone and Ipods also

 
Old 07-14-2011, 05:35 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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I'll bet you could've cut the size of that crowd by 90% if a drug test were mandatory.
 
Old 07-14-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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There are two problems here. Most people on welfare come from parent/parents who were on welfare. It is something that is passed from generation to generation. The second problem is welfare pays better than minimum wage. Poor people are not going to give up freebies to go to work and make less. The system needs a total overhaul. Welfare should be a temporary solution not a lifetime of benefits.
 
Old 07-14-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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The reason there was such a stampede is that the waiting list for these vouchers was so long (years long) that they closed it to new applicants, and the number of vouchers available is very small. Years went by before they'd take new applications. Hence the crowds.

The agencies responsible for handling these applications handled this situation very badly and they should be embarrassed.

Edited to add link.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/commu...e-vouchers.ece
 
Old 07-14-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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This made the news down here in Houston. Stay classy, Dallas.
 
Old 07-14-2011, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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The comments left on the WFAA article are awful. A true show of ignorance.

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There are two problems here. Most people on welfare come from parent/parents who were on welfare. It is something that is passed from generation to generation. The second problem is welfare pays better than minimum wage. Poor people are not going to give up freebies to go to work and make less. The system needs a total overhaul. Welfare should be a temporary solution not a lifetime of benefits.
I agree.
 
Old 07-14-2011, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Down the road a bit
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This is pathetic. All able-bodied folks.

I have a 20-something daughter who has huge medical bills and has to make constant compromises in life plans due to auto-immune arthritis (since elementary school age). She has always provided for herself, and we as her parents make sacrifices to take up the considerable slack.

She wishes she had the endurance of these leeches.

BLEEP! BLEEP! BLEEP!

(real thoughts censored by author)
 
Old 07-14-2011, 11:59 PM
 
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"When people become so dependent upon a government for their livelihood they give up any ambition to provide for themselves. Over time that erodes self esteem, self confidence, self worth, and ultimately morality."

This quote from the WFAA article is spot on.
 
Old 07-15-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Down the road a bit
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"When people become so dependent upon a government for their livelihood they give up any ambition to provide for themselves. Over time that erodes self esteem, self confidence, self worth, and ultimately morality."

This quote from the WFAA article is spot on.
Fantastic! It is spot on.

As I told another poster where this same video had been posted........entitlements are a bridge to nowhere.
 
Old 07-15-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: DFW
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There are two problems here. Most people on welfare come from parent/parents who were on welfare. It is something that is passed from generation to generation. The second problem is welfare pays better than minimum wage. Poor people are not going to give up freebies to go to work and make less. The system needs a total overhaul. Welfare should be a temporary solution not a lifetime of benefits.

That's why I say if a family is on Welfare and if they have more kids, they should not get any more $$$$ for the extra children...

That will stop them from multiplying like Rabbits
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