Sunday, September 06, 2009

Senator Harry Reid Gets It Mostly Right On The Welfare State

Hat Tip: Black Informant

1 comment:

msladydeborah said...

Hi Constructive Feedback,

This is my first visit to your site. I wanted to thank you for visiting mine. I did respond to your comment.

I think that welfare as it was/is standing in this nation was/is a major social error.

When I was a child back in the fifties-we had family members move to Ohio from West Virginia. They had to sign up for public assistance until they secured employment. That's the first time that I was ever exposed to the Welfare system. Back then it was a negative stigma attached to people who had to live off of public assistance money and commodities. I didn't even know that people could receive that type of life support from the government. I also remember our cousins expressing their total discomfort with having to re-settle in this manner.

I came from the generation of people that never looked on welfare as being a lifestyle. It was the very last resort for survival. If you had to apply for it-you understood that it was a short term solution for economic problems.

Now, we have generations of people who have totally relied on this type of help. The stigma within our community has been totally removed. It is as common for some folks to receive welfare as it is to be employed.

I am very pro-self reliant. Being a producer is far more satisfying than being a recipient.

Removing folks from off the roles should be the ultimate goal. What would suggest on how this cycle can be broken?