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Real Welfare Fraud: The Way Your Government is enslaving the Poor!


AMERICA WE AT THE ASSOCIATION MUST APOLOGIZE, AS WE ACCIDENTALLY POSTED A PHOTO WHICH WAS NOT WAS WE REPORTED IT TO BE INITIALLY. WE STAND BY THE STATEMENTS AND STORIES WE POST AND VALUE YOUR TRUST IN OUR ORGANIZATION. IT IS FOR THIS REASON WE MUST PRINT THIS RETRACTION OF THE PHOTO WHICH WAS NOT DEMANDING WELFARE RECIPIENTS TO WORK A MANDATORY 80 HOURS A MONTH, BUT WAS A PHOTO STATING IF ONE WORKED AT A PAID POSITION FOR MORE THAN 80 HOURS A MONTH THEN ONE MUST REPORT AS SUCH.

WE HAVE SINCE TAKEN THE PHOTO DOWN, AND STILL STAND BY THE ORIGINAL REPORT AS IT FIRST WAS POSTED. WE APOLOGIZE IF OUR CONFUSION IN ANY WAY CAUSED YOU ANY CONFUSION. IT IS OUR HOPE THAT OUR IMMEDIATE CORRECTION UPON DISCOVERING OUR ERROR DOES SERVE TO PROVE TO YOU OUR DEDICATION TO THE TRUTH, AND REMAINING AN INDEPENDENT SOURCE OF INFORMATION AND STORIES THAT YOU MAY ALWAYS RELY ON AS FACTUAL; EVEN AS THE REST OF THE MEDIA WORLD ATTEMPTS TO ADD SHADES OF GREY TO ISSUES THAT ARE MOST DEFINITELY CLEARLY BLACK AND WHITE. OUR DEEPEST APOLOGIES!

They’re lazy, they’re looking for a free handout, or they’re getting forced to work menial labor jobs for long hours while receiving less than minimum wage in a State sponsored violation of the Labor Laws. When one thinks about people receiving welfare from the government, it is common place to make or believe two out of the three aforementioned statements about welfare recipients. However, the literal fact of the matter is that only one out of three aforementioned statements is an actual fact of the matter for healthy adults whom currently receive welfare benefits in the State of California, and that statement is “They’re getting forced to work menial labor jobs for long hours, while receiving less than minimum wage, and doing so in a State sponsored violation of the Labor Laws.”

That’s right America, YOUR government actually has a mandatory State ran program that purposely exploits the poorest Californians in the State by forcing them into conscripted labor programs which only pays them less than $5.00 an hour. “Bullshit, you say? There’s no way? That doesn’t make any sense, besides it being illegal as all hell!” And yet America, my claims are as true as the fact that the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution reads: Amendment XIII Section 1. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Would you like the details? Well of course you would.

OK, so the State of California actually doesn’t have any true welfare as it were. If you are in fact a healthy adult citizen who happens to be down on their luck, say as a consequence of horrible government policies that is killing the economy so finding ANY job is close to impossible these days, you may apply for what is called “Cash aid” in the State of California. Now, if you are completely down on your luck the State of California is generous enough to give you up to $253.00 maximum monthly to help you in your time of need. However, a great many people qualify for as little as $60-$100 a month in cash, not including the federal $198.00 in food stamps every one immediately qualifies for in these programs. Therefore, even if you wanted to add that $198.00 to the total to try to make the government less sleazy and exploitative, then the government is willing to help the poorest of the poor out monthly to the tune of $453.00 a month in total benefits. “A bit small, nothing any one in California could even come close to surviving on, but we don’t want people getting comfortable sucking on the governmental tit for too long any how; right?

This sounds fair, as no healthy adult should receive something for free when the rest of us must work, contribute to society, or pitch in to the greater society at large in some form or fashion. However, how fair is it to force the poorest California’s poor to work for that $453.00 by doing manual labor or 20-40 hours a week? That’s right, and what I am saying is true! The government requires you to work a minimum of 20 hours a week a month for that measly $453.00, meaning the State of California actually forces the homeless and the destitute needy to work for it (The State) for $5.66 an hour. Oh… And by the way, that $5.66 is assuming that the individual is required to only work 20 hours a week, and did in fact receive the maximum benefits. However, many recipients receive less than $453.00, and are required to work more than 20 hours a week. This in a gross violation of the United States Labor laws, the Californian Labor laws, most likely the Thirteenth Amendment, and besides the fact that the fact that the State of California exploits its poorest and most vulnerable citizens to be just a disgusting fact that every elected official with the power to change this system immediately ought to be ashamed and be shamed for!

Here comes the part that tends to make me really mad, is the manner the recipients of the program are shamed by the government, and told they must work these hours cleaning public restrooms for their measly $453.00 or less. However, if the government were to actually pay these healthy human adults their fair, dignified, and just wages for their labor of even the bare lawful minimum wage of $15.00 an hour, those 80 hours would earn the recipients $1,200.00 before taxes. That means a single worker would receive a net pay of $972.38 after taxes and with-holdings, meaning that if the government actually paid welfare individuals what they are actually owed the government would actually receive in tax and withholdings about half the amount they are now “giving” away. If that’s not the most inefficient slap in the face to any adult citizen either on or off any government so called “welfare” system, then I don’t know what is! Just to clarify, if the government were to pay these welfare workers (Cause that’s in fact what they are) the amount they legally are required to pay them for their labor at even the bare minimum wage of $15.00 an hour the government would be making approximately $228.00 a month in tax and withholding's, instead of “giving” away the illegal and insultingly low payments of $453.00.

What’s worse is at $972.38 a month a frugal adult could almost (I SAY ALMOST) possibly get themselves off the street, into at least an SRO (Not in San Francisco of course.), and possibly somewhat support themselves with the dignity, self-respect, and sense of pride that comes from supporting oneself through the expenditure of ones talents and labors, which the welfare system is currently denying the poorest and most in need of exactly that sense of pride and feeling in the State of California. When you stop to actually think about it, the current state of the so called “welfare” system and its exploitative manner it is in fact infuriating. Especially when one thinks about the fact that welfare recipients are treated like they are receiving a handout, when in fact they are owed a gross amount of dollars from the governments that forces them to work the 20-40 hours a week, doing some of the lowest of lowest labor a human can do. Imagine the boon to the local economies, financial and civic sense of pride from the poorest of the poor, and the actual gain in self-respect the politicians could once again feel if they in fact changed the welfare system to such a level that it at least operated lawfully, instead of forcing the poorest and most vulnerable of the citizenry to work for wages of $5.66. If folks were actually paid even just the lawful minimum wage they’re legally owed, those people could possible actually be well if the system were in fact fair! Think about it! Word!

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