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TolunaTeam

  33 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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Jeng7811

  32 months ago
I think the biggest flaw with the welfare system is that there is too many people that doesnt need the help and take it away from the ones that are in NEED of it. It should be monitored more closely than it is, people use the food card to sell and then they take the money they recieve and buy drugs/alcohol. If they get it, its suppose to feeding the kids not supporting there bad habits. I think the drug testing for welfare is a REALLY good idea.
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Jeng7811

  32 months ago
I think the biggest flaw with the welfare system is that there is too many people that doesnt need the help and take it away from the ones that are in NEED of it. It should be monitored more closely than it is, people use the food card to sell and then they take the money they recieve and buy drugs/alcohol. If they get it, its suppose to feeding the kids not supporting there bad habits. I think the drug testing for welfare is a REALLY good idea.
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jenniem213

  32 months ago
I think the biggest flaw is that the food stamps can be sold for drugs or alcohol. The people on welfare should be monitored more closely so they are being used correctly. There should be more guidelines on who receives welfare to make sure it is being used appropriately.
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candiyoung75

  32 months ago
The things that should be closely watched are not. I worked with a woman one time that used her sisters son so she could draw food stamps and layed out of work so it would look like she wasnt getting hours when she should. The buck gets passed too often when it comes to closely watching where the support is going.
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mlaw868

  32 months ago
One problem is some corporations will hire 2 part time employees over 1 full time employee so they don't have to offer benefits reducing their costs in the long run be it out of greed or necessity.
Another problem ( which everyone complains about ) are the ones that don't work for whatever reason but can work. Lastly the government needs to close the loopholes that exist so the programs are not taken advantage of so easily. I think its great that we have programs that can help people , but it seems like it isn't really helping those who need it like it should. ( a hand up . not a hand out. )
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Sailingbear

  33 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

  33 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

  33 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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janestar

  33 months ago
It does not put a time limit on benefits thus not requiring a person to find gainful employ in order to support themselves and their family.
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mtheory75

  33 months ago
The staff
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