Originally Posted by smizak
What a crock.
Without being criminals, that's impossible. I have a whole family of people who work in social services and the court systems. No way anyone is affording a nice vehicle on $300 a week welfare, without being drug dealers or something. I agree that any system that allows someone to subsist and be fully capable of work is broken, but the myth that these people are somehow living the high life distorts the real situation.
I see it every day.... Come ride with me for a shift.... Ride with a Metro crew in either Buffalo or Rochester and see these houses. And they gladly flash their Medicaid cards for the trip the hospital. Nice large screen TV's, leather furniture. Caddy in the driveway. It's not a crock....
Then you have the opposite side of the spectrum. Those are the ones who are trying to do right and get jobs to make ends meet.
Doesn't matter if you have family in those areas. The system is broken. Plain and simple.
Again do YOU see this on a daily basis? Or you just going by the people who are running the system? Cuz those people are going to tell you the system is great and is working. We see the system as a failure. We see the failure. Again go to a big city and ride a shift with EMS. You'll see the full spectrum and come back here and aplogize for tell me its a crock.