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Posted: 1/31/2011 7:37:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 7:39:25 AM EDT by WildApple]
Should a criminal record withdraw welfare assistance qualification?

Drug testing topics have been beat to death....so how bout this?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:38:36 AM EDT
Felonies, yes, misdemeanors, depends on the offence.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:42:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:
Felonies, yes, misdemeanors, depends on the offence.


1st post wins again!
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:42:35 AM EDT
Yes, being over the age of 18, or having living relatives should remove one from receiving public monetary assistance.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:43:24 AM EDT
It would really depend on the totality of the circumstances.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:43:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2011 7:49:24 AM EDT by raysheen]
Depends...have they paid their debt to society?
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:48:57 AM EDT
FALSE DICHOTOMY!

There should be no welfare. Period.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 7:50:36 AM EDT
It would have a disparate impact on goblins, so it's a non-starter.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:40:13 AM EDT
Yes, it should. Maybe anything over a M-2?

You wanna live on .gov dime? Then live by .gov rules. But there has to be a provision to state your case should you be denied for assistance, maybe like a domestic relations hearing, a sit-down with a caseworker or some such. Except violent felonies (robbery, murder, rape), automatic no-go for welfare IMO. This would also be the time to reform our justice system a bit but that's a whole other thread.

I bet most posters here have got the "if you wanna live under this roof, you'll live by my rules" talk at least once in their lives from their parents, it's the same thing really.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:42:19 AM EDT
It would be a good start, but would cause a shitstorm.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:46:40 AM EDT
Y'all consider the fact that doing away with the Goblin's food stamps, etc. will only make them resort to commiting more crimes? It's not like they will just go willingly starve to death en masse if we defund their welfare.

A case could be made that giving them welfare is moraly the same as paying for 'protection'?
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