Originally Posted by kinggovernor
I really don't get this, lots of people that are "working poor" use government services; isn't that the idea of them. We don't want to punish those who take low paying jobs by providing better services if you stay home and there isn't a company that is going to provide comprehensive health care to low wage workers, there is no profit in it. So what would people really like to happen
I thought that the purposes of these programs, was to help people with the necessaties of life, until they could get back on their feet.
Necessaties include, Food, Shelter, and medicine.
The problem is, is that alot of the jobs that people with little or no education, or what might be what we consider on the "bottom" of the work pyramid, don't have the kind of jobs they used to because of technology and outsourcing. This is creating a huge gap, and that is really not good for society.
It's the result of capatalism, and that maybe the economic freedom many believe is a part of our culture and our tradition, but, it comes with a price, and this is that price.