I once heard someone say "You need to take a test, and have a license to drive a car." about 5 Seconds after that, this wise man said "Then why shouldnt parents need a license to have a child" I for one...Agree With Him :nodding: It seems today that all ya see, is people taking advantage of welfare, having child after child just for the money, not really caring nor spending money on them. And those kids are the ones who end up dead, in jail, messed up in drugs, gangs, alchohol. Why should parents like these be allowed to day after day ignore that which they have created? I believe in a strong hand, and swift kick in the ass, Where is the Investigation into these familys lives, since when does the amount of money in your bank account decide who gets Welfare and Who doesnt, or the number of kids. There are people who need that money, but they are denied due to stupid reasons, yet people who have 8, 9...10 kids are swimming in welfare cash, while spending a small percent of it on the actual kids themselves. Wake up America, SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! If Welfare is to Remain in America...handing out Goverment Dollars and Tax Money to those who dont deserve it, then it needs changes. Serious Changes. I often hear of news casts and companys like ESRB, blaming Violence in Video Games or other Media, but i must say that None of these are the source of Violent Behavior in Children, Children are first and foremost influenced by their parents, and when a young boy or girl comes home to a drunk mother and father, baked out on drugs, and passed out in the living room, or fighting over the last bottle of beer. That is what causes violence in kids, Not Music, Video Games, or Movies, TV or Radio. Im sick of the LACK of Parenting in this world, especially here in the states, the World no longer functions on the bases of survival...it functions on personal gain, gain through exploited services meant to be helpful, I once watched a movie about the coming of AIDs in the 1970's and 80's, and when all the doctors were sitting around a table, they closed a white folder and all agreed that AID's research was too much money, one bent over the table, folded his hands and spoke "What happens to the world, When Doctors start Acting Like Buisness Men" And i shall remember that line for all of my life. Perhaps...it would be better to just kill all of man kind, except for 2, a man, and a woman, and start over again. The World Needs Changing, it needs it bad...before its too late.
Archimonde0_0;4156501 since when does the amount of money in your bank account decide who gets Welfare and Who doesnt
so even if the amount of money in your bank account exceeds 60,000 dollars, you still might deserve welfare? Come on man, the amount of money you have is a factor that can't be scoffed at. The poorer you are, the more badly you will need a helping hand. Or monthly check from tax payers.
I don't really think you understand how welfare works. Or "money you get from having a ton of kids" that you reference a lot. I work at a grocery store, and all kinds of different people come in with WIC checks (although i've yet to see an asian couple come in with a WIC check.) WIC stands for something that includes "Women Infants and Children."
It's basically a check for food, like limited food stamps. You kind of act like they just give poor people with tons of kids a giant blank check. Well, WIC checks are very limited, mostly they're only able to get milk, cereal (usually limited to certain healthy stuff, not Sugar Bomb Frosted Pebbles), cheese, beans, and apple juice.
You might be talking about something completely different to what i just described, but maybe it'll help you better understand what kind of "hand outs" people with 1,000 kids get from the government. They don't get 6 trillion dollars per kid, they're given checks to get food for their kids. I know you mostly talk about welfare, this isn't about it, it's about the "free money for mass produced babies" you refer to.
I agree with some of the things you've said.
Is there a lack of parenting in our society - yes, absolutely. It seems that many parents are too caught up in themselves to really care about raising their children or they are too worried about being liked by their kids to take a firm hand with them. From my perspective, however, I don't see how socio-economic status is that much of a factor in the problem. Not only is it across the board economically, it may actually tilt a little more toward families of means.
As far as welfare is concerned, I absolutely believe in a safety net of some sort. The problem, however, is that it's too easy for welfare to become a lifestyle choice and there are many more incentives to stay on welfare than to raise oneself up and get off of it. The problem is that one political party in the US in fully invested in swelling the welfare/dependency roles to gain further political power. As long as that is the case, nothing will change.
There are a lot of parents out there who should not have had kids. But it's not say that kids with neglatory parents are going to wind up being addicts and junkies. It is true that they may be prone to it, but a lot of geniuses and great people in this world came from shitty societies and were all the better for it. I don't know how I feel about what you said, are poor people really having children just to get on welfare? Perhaps
Yeah, that's what I want, the government telling me who gets to perform a basic need essential to the survival of the species.
How does one get these licenses? Is there a fee? Look, you just eliminated a bunch of poor people from the market. Are there classes you need to attend? There, you've eliminated people without transportation or who have no time. The fact that I'm even discussing child bearing in terms of a market economy tells me that the idea is a terrible one.
Some people are going to be bad parents. The problem here is why they are bad parents. Drugs? Alcohol? Crippling poverty? You want to curb bad parenting, you look at communities where those are the pillars, and you work towards negating those. Why are the people on welfare? Lack of education? Drugs? Lack of cheap transportation to get to where there are jobs?
Bad parenting is an issue, yes, but you'd have those in charge act in an entirely reactionary fashion. The damage has been done, and a pencil-pushing investigator who deems these people to have acted poorly will not change things. Look at drugs. You think locking up the kids on the corner pushing dope will curb the drug trade? It's a drop in the barrel. Welfare, again, a reactionary measure. If you really want to change things, look deeper than what you can see, look at the roots of the issues.
Shut down from Yoss. Said what I was thinking in a 100x more coherent manor.
I wish they'd invent kid-and-old-people-free resturants. Moose free resturants would also be a plus.