Able-bodied mentally-capable people with welfare should be required to work

January 15, 2016, 8:07 pm

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The debate "Able-bodied mentally-capable people with welfare should be required to work" was started by Firplius on January 15, 2016, 8:07 pm. 20 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 1 person is on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

ReadyToBegin posted 2 arguments, Firplius posted 1 argument, Alex posted 1 argument to the agreers part.

Firplius, ReadyToBegin, Steven9001, bcdunn7, britt23, FlyingCookie, WaspToxin, Wookie, reece, Alex, Socrates, starsnclovers, aftermath, StarSoul and 6 visitors agree.
1 visitor disagrees.

There are thousands of jobs that are open. people don't take these jobs cause they don't want to. farmers need workers, but nobody wants to work for them. people without skills need to take these jobs.

4 years, 1 month ago
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I agree with what you're saying.

4 years, 1 month ago
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That's a valid idea, but if you are already caring for someone, you might not be able to deal with additional wards. Not saying this is the case for everyone on welfare, or even the majority, but I am always cautious about changing riles to make them more strict since there will inevitably be people who slip through the cracks.

4 years, 1 month ago

I feel like those who are caregiving could apply for the job where you take care of people and recieve profit (forgot name). Good points though

4 years, 1 month ago

I am undecided because there are people who want to work but lack the skills to get a job and the money to go back to school to get the skills. There are also people who, while they are physically able to work, have another reason not to (caring for children or elderly parents for example).

That said, I do feel that if someone is on welfare simply because they are unwilling to do honest work, they should be required to help society in some way.

4 years, 1 month ago

I think so. I don't see why. I would at least require community service.

4 years, 1 month ago
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