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TolunaTeam

  64 months ago

Opinion of the Week: What do you think is the biggest flaw of the welfare system and why?
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How does it work? The Toluna Team and Toluna Team CA accounts will each post a topic on their profile every Tuesday, starting with “Opinion of the Week…” Write a quality opinion on that topic and we will choose 1 random winner for each the US and Canada’s topics, to win 3,000 points.

Ground Rules: Open to US and CA members only. Every Tuesday the TolunaTeam and TolunaTeamCA will each create a topic on their profiles regarding a specific theme, and ask members to provide their opinion. One winner will be selected from each the US and Canada to win 3,000 points. Winners will be chosen at random from all eligible posts. Eligible posts must be in compliance with the Toluna Member Code of Conduct. Opinion of the Week winners will be announced within 1 week from launch of Topic, and bonus points credited to member accounts via direct credit.
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Sailingbear

  63 months ago
Folks should be required to do some type of work (including community service work) at least on a part-time basis (approximately 15 hours per week) in order to receive welfare payments unless medically unable to do so.
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bevsjay

  63 months ago
No accountability or incentive to work and do better. I have seen people not try and the government provides all of their needs, while others that are just down on their luck not able to get any help, because they don't know the system and are being honest. People that have a job have problems making ends meet and can't get any help, but those that don't work at all receive plenty. I do believe we need help those that are not as fortunate as others, but not to the point of the system being taken advantage of and life long recipients not being held accountable. I was without a job for 6 months, I did not receive any assistance except for unemployment. I did apply for food stamps, but was unable to provide documents from my previous job because the company had closed.
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astigmafocus

  63 months ago
The benefits are not going to the people that should be getting them. American citizens. American famiilies in need. Veterans who have been left homeless and without medical benefits.
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mtheory75

  64 months ago
The staff
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MeMe2Lilee

  64 months ago
it becomes a way of life for some people
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taylor.96.tf

  64 months ago
I don't know much about it. Possibly that not everyone is taking care of. For example veterans are homeless.
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Penblas

  64 months ago
The biggest flaw is the system or governing overlook those on welfare to get a job. The system undermines efforts to employ the poor. The system probably doesn't show how many people are working or even looking for a job. So, that means these people know they really don't need to look for jobs and are automatically handed over money. IT IS A HANDOUT (something that is given to them without needing to give an effort to look for a job.
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sem_7859

  64 months ago
While it is beneficial to those who need help in most circumstances, I feel that sometimes it can become a "learned behavior" that is not beneficial. By that I mean some people become too reliant on welfare, not trying to help themselves to rise above a certain level by getting employment or further their education which would make them more self reliant. Their children might see this complacency and feel that it is totally acceptable to live like this, and then this generation decides to live on welfare also. Unless a person is totally permanently disabled, I think welfare should be a temporary solution and not a permanent one.
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sweetheartrose

  64 months ago
There Is A Major Problem In The Welfare System There Are People That Need A Assistance That Don't Get It. Then We Have Other People That Don't Need Assistance Do To The Fact That They Have Better Jobs Do Get The Help Needed. That's Why I Feel That We Need Drug Test .
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supergirl012509

  64 months ago
Fraud. I have known many people that claim they are single when they do have support and they just want the extra money. I feel that it is taking away from people who really need it. Also there is too many people who barely make enough to survive after bills and mortgage and could use extra help but they still make too much according to government standards. A lot like health care.
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