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  1. DHFabian
    August 2, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    We would need to make sure no one got back more than they paid in. Otherwise, it’s a handout. Regardless, it’s “iffy.” Consider that over 80% of AFDC recipients quit welfare to get (or return to) jobs by the time their children began school — earning wages, paying taxes — paying into the welfare system just the way that people pay into Social Security. But all of that money was simply taken when welfare was ended. Today, we have people in their 50s whose jobs/retirement were shipped out and who are now working low-wage temp jobs — and even though they paid into general assistance welfare for decades, they can’t get help if they need it now. We can fight for a program today,but middle classers clearly want to “end government programs/spending.”

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