Precisely. If they healthy and of a reasonable working age they should be made to work... not beg for welfare. We've stuck our poor in a poor *STATE OF MIND* and that's a very dangerous hole that we've dug ourselves into. Most poor would rather veg out and watch tv all night instead of read and learn new skills. Maybe if they put some effort into their own personal development they wouldn't be poor anymore... but like I said, they're in the "i'll always be poor" state of mind.
BTW, I like your other point slayer about tipping. When I met my wife (she's very cheap) she gasped that I usually tip at least 25% even with bad service. I always told her that they needed the 2 or 3 extra dollars more than I did. I don't mind helping these people out because they're out there working and putting effort into their livelihood.
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.
You know nothing and that makes it hard to have a meaningful discussion with you. You hate poor people. You're so smug that the only way you can validate yourself is by despising others who are less fortunate. You know NOTHING about them so it is easy. Other countries have poverty rates far lower than we do. In fact the poverty rate used to be a lot lower in THIS country. How was it done?? JOBS
You know nothing and it makes it hard to have a meaningful discussion with you. You think the poor deserve the world -- I do not. Most poor have made bad decisions in their life. Period. Prove otherwise and I'll listen.
Bad decisions in my book are:
1 - Drug use
2 - Alcohol abuse
3 - Spouse abuse
4 - Dropping out of high school
5 - Jail time
Most poor in America have done all 5. This segment does not deserve my attention or my money.