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Discussion » Questions » Politics » Should we have a "safety net" for only those that worked hard "enough, but not really *that much* of a safety net because I gotta get mines?

Should we have a "safety net" for only those that worked hard "enough, but not really *that much* of a safety net because I gotta get mines?

#SafetyNet

Posted - January 11

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  • 6759
    We should have a safety net for those who need it. There should be a work requirement though.
      January 11, 2017 8:56 AM MST
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  • 2134
    Ah, yes. The old ditch digger punishment.
      January 11, 2017 9:16 AM MST
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  • 6759
    Ditch digger is a job. Walmart is a job. Etc.

    I personally think the employers should get a tax when they have employees who they do not pay a decent wage. And the minimum wage is not the answer. So many businesses have 50 workers who they give 2-6 hrs a day when they really only need 20 full time workers. The way it is now the CEOs are supplemented by welfare. The gov is paying for the workers wage so the CEO gets millions in bonuses. Disgraceful.

    But back to the safety net, work/school should be a requirement just as was passed by Pres Clinton in the 1990s.
      January 11, 2017 9:28 AM MST
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  • 2134
    Yes. Whether you're ditch digger or Walmart stockroom person, you should be able to live a decent life. Then you have to argue what a decent life is. This is where agreement cannot be found.
      January 11, 2017 9:49 AM MST
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  • 6759
    I think they should pay at least the minimum wage (not raise it because then they cut hours) and give people Full time work (40 hrs a week)
      January 11, 2017 10:12 AM MST
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  • 4137
    What if the person is disabled and can't work?
      January 11, 2017 10:36 AM MST
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  • 6759
    It would only be required for able body/mind people. Not elderly or disabled. 
      January 11, 2017 10:50 AM MST
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  • 4137
    Thanks for clearing that up.
      January 11, 2017 5:36 PM MST
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  • 14162
    we should have a safety net for everyone
      January 11, 2017 9:34 AM MST
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