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Old 03-31-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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If I understand correctly, conservatives want to cut social programs for deadbeat parents who are too lazy to get a job, or can't get a job because they are low skilled and a crappy job market.

Is that correct or am I missing something?

Yes parents can be irresponsible, lazy, or just make really stupid decisions. But the southern religious conservative position is to let the kids starve and go without medical care, correct?

If I am wrong, what is the conservative solution to deadbeat parents? Remember, this is a free country, you cannot force someone to work. The best you can do is send them to jail for child neglect, but throwing mommy in jail isn't going to feed their kids.

So I ask again, what is the conservative solution?
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Conservative solution is for private organizations to deal with the needy, not to ignore them. The problem with the left is that they cannot get their tiny minds to comprehend how something good can be accomplished without the government doing it.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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Conservative solution is for private organizations to deal with the needy, not to ignore them. The problem with the left is that they cannot get their tiny minds to comprehend how something good can be accomplished without the government doing it.
So cut government funding and let private organization feed the poor children and provide medical services to poor children?

How exactly do you expect that to work?
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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If I understand correctly, conservatives want to cut social programs for deadbeat parents who are too lazy to get a job, or can't get a job because they are low skilled and a crappy job market.

Is that correct or am I missing something?

Yes parents can be irresponsible, lazy, or just make really stupid decisions. But the southern religious conservative position is to let the kids starve and go without medical care, correct?

If I am wrong, what is the conservative solution to deadbeat parents? Remember, this is a free country, you cannot force someone to work. The best you can do is send them to jail for child neglect, but throwing mommy in jail isn't going to feed their kids.

So I ask again, what is the conservative solution?
Would you prefer we reward deadbeat parents?
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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If I understand correctly, conservatives want to cut social programs for deadbeat parents who are too lazy to get a job, or can't get a job because they are low skilled and a crappy job market.

Is that correct or am I missing something?

Yes parents can be irresponsible, lazy, or just make really stupid decisions. But the southern religious conservative position is to let the kids starve and go without medical care, correct?

If I am wrong, what is the conservative solution to deadbeat parents? Remember, this is a free country, you cannot force someone to work. The best you can do is send them to jail for child neglect, but throwing mommy in jail isn't going to feed their kids.

So I ask again, what is the conservative solution?
No link, no clue, no brain...
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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Actually, Conservatives really DO want to help deadbeat parents by helping to MOTIVATE them to get a job because other hardworking people will not be giving them their money anymore. Real Help not wasteful handouts.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Actually, Conservatives really DO want to help deadbeat parents by helping to MOTIVATE them to get a job because other hardworking people will not be giving them their money anymore. Real Help not wasteful handouts.
What if they absolutely refuse to work, or are drug addicted, or just don't care?

Do you let the kids starve?
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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If I understand correctly, conservatives want to cut social programs for deadbeat parents who are too lazy to get a job, or can't get a job because they are low skilled and a crappy job market.

Is that correct or am I missing something?

Yes parents can be irresponsible, lazy, or just make really stupid decisions. But the southern religious conservative position is to let the kids starve and go without medical care, correct?

If I am wrong, what is the conservative solution to deadbeat parents? Remember, this is a free country, you cannot force someone to work. The best you can do is send them to jail for child neglect, but throwing mommy in jail isn't going to feed their kids.

So I ask again, what is the conservative solution?
The answer is

"If you can't afford children, don't have them"

So again, it all boils down to Christian conservatives who don't want people to have sex unless they are married. They seem to think that when people are married, a two head household, that they are financially sound enough to have children responsibly. But you should only have sex to have children.

You hardly ever hear about them talk about welfare families, they talk about single mothers, and minority welfare families.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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What if they absolutely refuse to work, or are drug addicted, or just don't care?

Do you let the kids starve?
Drug addicted parents should not be raising children. Do you really think a drug addict is going to spend any money on their kids or get their kids to the doctor's? Kids need to be removed from the home. The home does not need to be given any more enabling money.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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The answer is

"If you can't afford children, don't have them"
How is that an answer to a kid who has deadbeat parents?
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