Originally Posted by MikeP
I understand where the original post comes from.
I am a lifelong working man and a veteran.
The post is attempting to simplify a tremendously complicated situation.
As stated, abuse is statistically quite small.
Pictures can be misleading.
A common misconception is those on welfare don't work. This is patently false, most people on welfare DO have a job, some even have 2 jobs. The problem is they cant make ends mean because minimum wage is not based on the actual cost of living.
Meaning you can work like a slave and still be living in poverty. If we made the minimum wage a living wage, (like in Europe) there would be much fewer people on welfare.