Jc (Joshua Cain)

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New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

I think an example of basic human decency is to take the assistance (that I help provide) but don't buy a tattoo with it.

Is that so unreasonable?

April 16, 2015 at 5:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

Buy the ingredients, its cheaper and more rewarding.

April 16, 2015 at 4:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

If you can't afford the 2.50 out of your own pocket then you probably should save it for other things.

I realize the pool isn't a luxury but it isn't a necessity.

I'm not helping to arrange anything other than making a smart decision with your money...not only for those on assistance but those with any budget.

April 16, 2015 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

" understand it's comfortable to think that the only reason someone is broke is because of poor life choices and that they must be continuing those choices to stay broke but it's simply not the reality for many people living on assistance in this country."

You're not paying attention. This is how I am being mischaracterized. I never said the ONLY reason....pleas try to keep up. My stance is only in the context of people that make poor decisions within their control. How many times do I have to say it for it to sink in?

Are you familiar with the average family's revolving debt? People are not spending wisely.

April 16, 2015 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

To birth a child....for 99.9 % of the population is to do so willingly.

Are you familiar with the consequences of unprotected sex?

April 16, 2015 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

smartphones are ubiquitous in our society and you pretty much cannot function without a phone especially if you're trying to get a job, try applying without a phone number. A cell phone bill is often less than a land line would be and it makes you more accessible. Also as I'm sure you know a cell phone is generally free when you sign up for an agreement. - Dufor

This statement is so incorrect on several points.
Smartphones are expensive. Flip phones are still available. This is about making the more responsible use of money. Buy a flip phone.

A cell phone bill is NOT generally less expensive than a land line and land line isn't even my solution. See above.

Some cell phones are free. Not the Galaxy S5, Not the G3. These are what I see in friends and family's hands that are on assistance.

Again I'm not calling for zero assistance. I want people that need assistance to have it but spend it responsibly. Don't live outside of your means. If you are having trouble figuring out what NOT to spend your assistance on see the list.

"Regarding kiddos, again you don't know when people have their kiddos they very well could have had them prior to being on government assistance."-Dufor

I'm not talking about those that have found themselves on assistance through no fault of their own which is what you are describing.

"Also, being wealthy is not and NEVEr should be a prerequisite to having children. There are certain things that should simply be left to the individual to decide. " - Dufor

Except when you willingly bringing a child into the world with no prospect to get out of poverty.

I'd go on providing solutions and further justification to expect people to not buy things on the list because they're not needs but I think I've done a good enough job so far.

April 16, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

The ACA is still available to Kansas that provides AFFORDABLE birth control.

Again problem solved. You're welcome.

April 16, 2015 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

No. I got it. It illustrates how people willingly bring children into this world that are disadvantaged from day one. To do it willingly or out of your own disregard for their welfare is essentially neglect and borderline abuse.

But again I've solved your contraception problem. Read my prior post.

April 16, 2015 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

Maybe the law....as unenforceable as it is will help inspire the conscience of the recipient to spend the money more responsibly.

I think the majority of taxpayers didn't have sending your kids to the swimming pool in mind when it comes to assistance. Also, I find it amusing that the swimming pool is the most often used example to rail against the law.

Let me break it down for you. It really is this simple:

I want to to go to the pool. I am on assistance. I can either go to the pool with my kids OR I can find a free activity in a cool place instead. How about the library or the plethorea of other options available in this city.

Can you see how making a fiscally responsible decision works?

April 16, 2015 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

"Thanks for kicking the legs out from under these businesses Sam, I thought you were a pro-business governor!"-s. sweeney

It's not the governments role to increase the profit of businesses via taxes purely to increase profits which is what you're implying.

How many liberals benefit from evil corporations and the 1% via their 401K?

April 16, 2015 at 3:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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