sportsjockla saidI have a friend who has been HIV+ for about 20 years. He takes his meds and is perfectly healthy. He hasn't been sick since his first diagnosis. He is collecting disability even though he is perfectly healthy. He says he doesn't want to work in an office and would rather collect free money. I told him this is dead wrong. I'm paying taxes and paying for him being lazy. Do you agree?
You are cruel and heartless. Nobody should have to work if they don't want to - that is why it is the responsibility of a civil society to take care of these people.
I'm sure you are one of the 51% of citizens who actually pay Federal income taxes - you should stop complaining and need to actually pay your fair share.
What we need are more
Federal programs that will allow those who are not mentally prepared to work the ability to not work and instead collect Federal benefits. We should also - as a society - pay their medical bills, provide them food via the wonderfully compassionate Food Stamp program (or is it called "Nutritional Assistance?") and pay their rent through special government programs.
In addition, because a cell phone is indispensible, everyone who wants a cell phone should be provided with one by the Federal government, as those "old fashioned" wired phones simply don't work anymore and only an extremist would deny people the ability to talk on the phone wherever they are, send text messages to friends and update their Facebook page via a mobile device.