[lit-ideas] Re: [lit-id] The Poverty of Heritage
- From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
- To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 18:52:59 -0400
At 05:57 PM 5/25/2006, you wrote:
>There is a very sophisticated, organized boondoggle going on that
is draining >our 'welfare' system. These people are professional
loafers who are living off >the government and there are tens of
thousands of them.
ck: I keep hearing about such people, but I honestly haven't known
anyone like that. I wonder if there's some urban mythology going
on. How do people pull off big welfare fraud schemes? I'm curious. Really.
It's not so much "big" in the sense that ONE person is ripping off
big time, it's just that there is a very large network of people who
know how to 'work' the system. Apparently, they are perfectly happy
to subsist on 10-15 grand a year -- the trouble is... they aren't
earning a CENT of it and they will NEVER earn a cent of itm AND
they're find with that. I thought it was a myth too until I moved
into a big city and witnessed it on every corner. It was truly
disheartening. If I told you what went on in this neighbourhood, you
wouldn't believe me.
[insert pithy quote here]
Leamington, ON. Canada
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