Breakdown of welfare proposals

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  • Updated: March 17, 2012 - 6:00 PM

BREAKDOWN OF WELFARE PROPOSALS

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beavis38Mar. 17, 12 9:06 PM

All great ideas that should become laws. I can't see where there can even be a legit argument in opposition. Best wishes on these folks!!

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wildfoxMar. 17, 12 9:14 PM

It may be best for these legislators to live on welfare benefits for 3 months with no other income and then get back to us.

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darktest2kMar. 17, 1210:19 PM

So.....if a person needs assistance they would have to pay for a drug test before they receive any...what is the going rate for the test? I'm guessing that the ones they sell in retail stores wouldn't qualify and the test would have to be done in a lab, so isn't that going to prevent people from applying because they can't afford the test? Oh duh, that's the point...you can't pay for the test...NO SOUP FOR YOU

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JMarvinMar. 18, 12 5:04 AM

The proposals are fine, but what needs to happen is one amount of welfare per parent. That way, there is no incentive to just keep having more and more kids just for the check. Also, it would be more fair to those working, who don't get a raise every time they have another kid.

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brianjapanMar. 18, 12 7:04 AM

The ideas proposed make sense- THAT IS WHY THE LIBS DON'E LIKE IT- it is common sense ideas.

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vlombardyMar. 18, 12 8:35 AM

The world has lost 10 times its GDP on financial derivatives trading, and the people with no money have to pay? Makes no sense.

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cntrlmnMar. 18, 12 9:02 AM

again the libs complain. welfare is for people trying to transition from being down on their luck to being self sustaining. why is it that they complain that they need 5 years? that they can't buy tobacco and booze? that they have to be drug free? there is plenty of waste and corruption in this system. obama and the democtrats want as many people as possible on the public dole so they can control them. the dems want to make this country another greece. socialism is on its way if we don't wake up !!

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HendrayMar. 18, 1210:05 AM

The proposals do seem reasonable, and would tend to bring welfare payments more in line with the original intent of the programs - temporarily helping folks transition to a more self reliant life. There will always be some folks who have little or no chance of ever doing so, and yes, they should get food and shelter benefits. What we don't need is to encourage people to relocate to MN mainly for the great benefits - we don't want to be a magnet for NEW cases. And we want to try to discourage self destructive behavior, or at least not reward it. The legislative proposals above appear to be aimed at these sensible goals, and anyone opposed really needs to try to convince me otherwise.

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