Quote Originally Posted by MOTO13 View Post
Why would it be shameful? There is a huge amount of money being pumped into welfare. Just like anything, the bill paying public (you know, the idiots getting up everyday and going to work supporting these programs) should have the right to know who they are supporting, what programs they are on, how long they have been on assistance and how much they are receiving. Why is this so bad? Seems quite reasonable to me.
And what would you do with that information? There's no need to make it easier for judgmental assholes to harass people receiving benefits. Secondly, this (once again) rests on the assertion that everyone who is receiving benefits is on them as a career choice, or has never been employed (or is not seeking employment, or is not employed in the first place; most SNAP recipients *are* employed and *do* work); it's unfair to the people who have no choice. You know, people who are looking at either receiving SNAP benefits, or starving to death because the majority of their income (if they have income) goes elsewhere. You don't have a right to know these things about other people, and you don't have a right to threaten or blackmail people who use it in order to further your own personal political philosophy.

Quote Originally Posted by MOTO13 View Post
Maybe...just maybe, some of these people who have been on welfare for years should be fucking ashamed. Maybe that would be a good thing. Then you could see exactly what welfare costs, how these people live and what they have been doing with the money we scarifice for them and if they have even attempted to better their lot in life. Then we could address our politicians and ask why so much money gets pumped into certain areas...where vote buying may be going on. Now that's just a wild theory.
Nobody should be ashamed simply because they are on welfare, or receiving benefits of any kind. A person should never be ashamed of doing what they must do to survive. You may as well tell a person that they should be ashamed to be alive.