Why are we spending these funds for this. The poor can go to the same parks that all the rest of us go to to find a grill and picnic table. I am so fed-up with our tax dollars going to people that just don't care and work the system against us. Every welfare and unemployment recipient should put in at least 25-30 hours per week working for the city/county to recieve a check. That way they would still have time to look for another private sector job. And that welfare/foodstamp/ check should equate to less than minimum wage. If they had to work for the money they would be more motivated to find a "real job" that pays more, instead of sitting knowing they make more collecting than working at minimum wage. They have no instentive to get off their butts! By working for foodstamps/welfare checks/ unemployment checks they could be learning valuable skills...how to landscape/ forestry, lay asphalt, repair sewers,install irrigation, paint, pour cement, weld, work on AC units, lay brick, electrical training, build, collect trash, wash sidewalks and sweep streets.I am sure there are some former teachers on the "dole" that could head up a day care service for these "workers". Imagine how stunningly beautiful and clean our city would be if all welfare recipients where required to put in that time and how much our city would save in payrol making our city/county fiscally sound. In addition by keeping the welfare pay below minimum wage all these people would probably actually look for a better paying "job" that was easier. It would also keep them busy and help with self worth and pride keeping them away from drug running and gangland business. It is time we empower people out of poverty instilling in them pride of workmanship and work ethic. What we are doing now is continuing to create generation after generation of unmotivated sloths that know nothing other than entitlements and usery. The greatness of our country was built on the idea that if you worked hard you could succeed in America. We are becoming known around the world as the country where if you play the game right you can do nothing and get all you need from the govt./working America. Did you know only 58% of the people elegible to work in this country are currently working? 58%! We are incentivizing more and more to not work. LETS STOP THE MADNESS.
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