Although contributing in an effort to give back is a good idea. A buddy of mine who recently retired from the Navy told me about all of the benefits he gets for the rest of his life and it?s crazy. He gets a large percentage of disability because the person told him if he complained of having sleep apnea they can get him more money so he said he?d agree to whatever as long as they increase his monthly checks. At 39 years old. His career was spent watching planes take off and getting drunk. I think he could do something to earn a little bit of that...work for the VA or something for a few more years rather than drink away taxpayer money.
What's wrong with expecting perfectly healthy people to work, take classes or do volunteer community work in order to remain eligible (all or which are options to maintain eligibility) for free government aid? The law doesn't apply to people who can't work, disabled people, the elderly etc.
I agree, when I was young and had a family we had to get food stamps for a couple months and I had to go to work in the county hospital 40 hours a week to earn them. It wasn?t a handout at all and due to that job I got a better job and off food stamps after two months. And that was California. So I never understood why red states didn?t do that...or maybe they do and I?ve never heard about it.
I think this the best thing ever. People who appreciate medical care will not mind one bit doing something worthy and beneficial to keep eligible.
It might also really help people who are just emotionally stuck from doing nothing and have zero expectations of a future of self reliance. They can actually see that they ARE capable and can do things. It just might help self esteem and motivation.
This should be a federal program across every state IMO.