It's common knowledge. Most people don't want to live at the bare minimum. Generalizing is when people say "all" or don't leave room for exceptions. "Most people" leaves room for exceptions.
Not wanting to does not mean that they are not happy doing nothing and still getting paid. Who wouldn't want to live in a house worth $200k? How many of those people do what it takes to get a job that can make them afford a house worth $200k?
And the government won't give more than the minimum. People on food stamps aren't going to be driving in Ferraris or fly in first class seats.
I don't see how a cell phone is the "minimum". You don't need a cell phone to live.
To the second point, I actually read a story about a stripper who was receiving food stamps and owned a nice "pimped out" Dodge Charger. With a custom paint job of pink, of course.
Why should I have to prove something that is common sense? Just look at the number of people on food stamps compared to the entire US population. Do you honestly think that a large percentage of the US population wants to live barely above the poverty line?
Answer my questions instead of presenting new ones that have nothing to do with the fact that more people are on food stamps than ever and nothing is being done to deter people from getting food stamps, adding more unnecessary debt.
Why are you talking about disability now? People can't control that. In fact, this discussion was about food stamps so this is coming out of nowhere.
Pretty much like your "project" statement. The discussion was about government assistance. I think I made that pretty clear from my post history.
Originally Posted by Glass Shatters
Answer my question: What incentive is there for people to stop receiving government assistance if they continue to receive new government assistance?
Food stamps is what spurred the conversation on government assistance.
Originally Posted by GOON The Legend
How did the event make Obama look "good?" I still feel the same way about him today than I did before the hurricane. He did what he was supposed to do in that situation.
We shouldn't commend a President for doing what he is supposed to do.
Bush flying over New Orleans after Katrina = photo op.
Obama flying over a hurricane site = hope and change.