Evil Semp wrote:If someone can't find a job and runs out of benefits what are they supposed to do? Tough luck? Go hungry? If you don't care about them, and that is the impression I get from your posts why should they care? Let them steal to get money? I am not a proponent of the government just throwing money at people for nothing, but saying tough luck to those who are having a tough time just doesn't sound right to me.
How do we wean people off government dependency? Why aren't you a proponent of people making a living wage?
Because it's not the government's job to define how much a person should be paid. It's the business and the employee who decide how much a worker should get paid. If a person doesn't do work worth $20 per hour, why should they be paid that much? The government can't define what a "living wage" is because people are able to live on completely different wages. Heck, the government, including player, believes things like big screen tv, high speed internet, and smartphone are basic necessities that should be paid for by the government if a person doesn't make enough money to pay for one themselves.
As for helping those in need, that's what private charities are for. When you tax people less, they'll have more money available to donate to private charities and to help other individuals. We don't need a faceless bureaucracy adding money to a debit card: we need charities that will directly help people and get them up on their feet to be self-sustaining. The government can't do that.