Should those on welfare be required make some sort of contribution to America?
Yes. There is plenty of work to be done in most communities and never enough money to do it. Contributions seem fair. If you're not looking for a job, and you could be, then contribute another way. Also, the five year limit doesn't apply here either.
I think that all American citizens should be making contributions to this country somehow...
No. Some people get seriously injured and can't
True but that's what social security is supposed to cover.
No they already did. Also there is no permanent welfare state anymore. Clinton abolished that and replaced it with a maximum lifetime entitlement of 5 years. Also, anyone with a criminal record is permanently ineligible to receive welfare or housing.
Not all states have time limits unfortunately I live in one with no limit.
Sounds like a knock on your state not the overall federal system.
Also, I'd note that I don't know of any states that allow people with convictions access to welfare. Is that the case in your state as well?
I agree I believe all states should have limits so the states like mine don't continue to be dumping grounds
It doesn't apply to if they have completed their sentence and comply with judgement/probation. If they go thru the correct channels they can receive benefits
Consider what circumstances cause a person to resort to welfare, & whether they have the ability or time & energy to do any contributing.
My mom had me at 16 and when I was 5 she needed assistance within the year she was off she had a better job and started college. I'm not against it. I just believe their should be limits
There are limits. Lol. Still I see your concern. Sounds like you need to work politically within your state. The federal welfare problem seems resolved to me.
That's the kind of "contributing" that I think is great, Dandi... She let the assistance help her into a better situation. That's good not just for her (and you, her child), but for our society.
I say we abolish the permanent welfare state in general besides people with major disabilities that completely inhibit their ability to do physical labor.