I feel we really need to rid welfare, unemployment, and section 8. It's so taken advantage of. Only people who desperately need it should have it. Drug tests, check receipts and purchases, etc.
@ComedyPro, I'm 100% for receipt checks, and I'm even fine with drug tests, but the consequences of failing shouldn't be a loss of benefits or jail time, there should be a mandatory treatment program to help get them clean and turn them into productive members of society, drug addiction is caused just as much by isolation and desperation as it is by the drug itself, take away the benefits they'll see the drug as the only thing they have left and spend their energy chasing it, stick them in jails and well nothing productive really happens in our jails and we have too many people in there as it is
@ComedyPro, I completely agree and as someone who gets a little help from the government (I was kicked out the day I turned 18 because my mom hates me) I think the system is completely abused. It's ridiculous and it makes those who truely need it look like scum. I think if you're getting aid you should be proving you're job hunting, or in school. Not doing drugs and having ten kids. But that's only some of my business.
@ComedyPro, I was gonna say to not take it away entirely because my dad just got laid off his job so that wouldn't be fair. He is trying to get a new job but hasn't had any luck yet.
@ComedyPro, unemployment can be a good thing though. Sometimes deserving people need it. However I think it should have more limitations on it.
@Captain Charles Vane, I agree with that 👍
@ComedyPro, I don't know if trolling but it's so much more complicated than just getting rid of it, crime rates will go way up if you do that, riots, a lot of families rely on welfare, my family was on welfare for three years and trust me my stepdad was an extremely hard worker, his spine was injured working at the 99 cent store but he didn't receive his settlement until a year and a half later because of court decisions, he wasn't allowed to work because if he did they would've used it as evidence against him, so he tried to get on unemployment but it wasn't enough money to support a family so welfare, church food drives and selling light up toys in the streets at night were our only form of income, it's a hard life out there because people don't really care about the poor, homeless don't always get change and those who need help don't always get it
@ALittleFvckedUp, agreed 👍
@sexyvampireprincess, that is fine, I'm talking about the 20-30 something year olds who buy drugs and alcohol and still party and waste money and just leech off the system. People with disabilities and just laid off people deserve it but everyone should keep looking for work.
@Raki Zaki, definitely 👍
@InsanityWolf404, I'm fine with that and people and family like that getting help, I'm talking about leeches who waste money on drugs, alcohol, parties, cars etc. only families who truly need it deserve it.
@ComedyPro, you just wrote the first politically and opinion based comment that got almost everyone to agree with or agree with slightly, and even though I was a privileged upper middle class all through out high school, and I don't have any personal ties with welfare or such, I do believe that only the deserving should receive it.
@Captain Charles Vane, they had there chance that is why they were on it in the 1st place. Fail a drug test and your on your on. Also welfare and section 8 should be like unemployment only for a limited time. But what do I know I enjoy working and having nice things.
@InsanityWolf404, he is saying if they can't pass a drug test they don't get benefits as they shouldn't. It was designed to help people out. Not completely support them and if there using they want be getting a job. Even Taco Bell test
@ComedyPro, I agree and also wish you luck on your journey through debatesville
@Jimmyshane, don't get me wrong I enjoy working and having nice things too, there's very few things I value more than a hard days work, there's something satisfying about coming home at the end of the day, our country's drug culture is beyond fvcked up though, drug use hurts the person using more than anyone else, we've lost a lot of people that could have contributed to society in awesome ways because they get lost in drugs and I'm not talking about celebrities they don't add much value to our society to begin with, but drug addiction isn't a crime it's a disease, is a meth addict more likely to commit a crime? Heck yeah! Does that mean they should be tossed in jail just for meth? No jail only makes drug problems worse because the addict is having it reinforced that there's no place in society for them as a person not just as an addict, and then don't get me started on the things we label as drugs vs what's actually a drug
@Captain Charles Vane, do you think sending them to rehab is the answer? Cause 80% + end up back on drugs. Why is that,well from what the rehab counselor across the country say there not ready to get off drugs. Can't help someone that doesn't want to help them self. As for stealing if one finds him or her self at my house I will help them right into the after life. There alway has been and still should be consequences for ones actions.
@Jimmyshane, yes 80% end up back on drugs because they're still treated like scum when they get out because we've vilified addicts along with the drugs they use, they are still stuck feeling like they don't belong and have no where to turn, guess what's really easy to turn to if you've done it once before? A crack pipe or a needle, all of the recent addiction studies have shown that if you give a mouse in isolation a choice between water and water laced with amphetamines it will choose the drugs, if you take that same mouse and stick it in a cage with a group of mice and offer the same choice the mouse will choose the regular water, even if it's already addicted it will choose the withdrawals over not being with the group, people are obviously more complex than mice but addiction happens at a subconscious level and pushing people down for it when they are already struggling just pushes them further into the arms of whatever their drug of choice is.
@ComedyPro, don't forget the aholes getting steak and lobster and sh¡t
@Captain Charles Vane, I don't make excuses for them nor do I care to hear it. I don't care if they do drug or get clean and make a good life. My view point is it is not my place or any other tax payers place to pay for it for them. If people want to donate to the cause of getting them clean that's fine just don't take it thur taxes.
@Jimmyshane, I'm not "making excuses" this is the science behind what goes on with addiction, our country has such an awkward relationship with science, we love it when it gives us technology but anything we don't want to hear we just ignore
@Captain Charles Vane, I could careless about all that. Just not the tax payers place to help a junkie that's choice way drugs in the 1st place.
@Jimmyshane, I believe in taking care of our country but whatever, have a good day man, I know this is gonna go nowhere productive
@Captain Charles Vane, as do I. But not at the expense of the tax payers. But you don't seem to have much to say bout that. I will have a great drug free day. Hope you can too
@Jimmyshane, because I think it improves our society for everyone in it and is a valuable use for tax dollars, I know you will never agree so there's no point in continuing this discussion, I smoke cannabis for medical reasons but that's it
@Captain Charles Vane, medical reasons. Your just another looser looking for a hand out. It's you and others like you that is running this country into the ground. You sir are trash and people like me will always be better than you!! Fu
@Jimmyshane, wow you're an @ss, I've had 5 or 6 concussions and have headaches 24/7 if you actually every thought about anyone other than yourself, I'm stuck living at home right now and am very thankful that I have parents that can help me get through this, I do not want nor will I accept a handout, I'm working on figuring out how to get back to working when I can barely stand for an hour without being completely fd up, you have already proven that you are just another close minded ahole, do some actual research into cannabis and you'll find everything the government taught you about it was a lie, I know you won't and you'll carry on being an ignorant dumb ass making this world a sh¡ttier place for the rest of us, have fun at the next trump rally
@Captain Charles Vane, LOL I'm the last person that's going to go off what the government has to say. I couldn't give two sh!ts bout you and your problems. I'm just saying something you don't like to here and that is its not the tax payers place to pay for rehab. Don't forget to down vote this one too.
@Jimmyshane, you know nothing about me what so ever, I was fine with disagreeing with you about not paying for rehab, I get that some people don't think it's a good use of tax payers money and I disagree, I downvoted you for being an ignorant @sshole that thinks because someone uses something that has been labeled as a drug because of racism and corporate greed while we've known that there were legitimate medical applications since the 60's, you call me good for nothing loser, when I don't enjoy my life at all right now, I'm stuck on a couch unable to do anything I enjoy, at this point I don't even care if the pain goes away I really just want to be able to work again and get on with my life, so again try thinking about someone else for once and realize the universe doesn't revolve around you
@Captain Charles Vane, I'm no more ignorant than you buddy. Never claimed to know anymore bout you than you have about me. You have judge me as much as I have judged you. Doesn't bother me. The world doesn't revolve around me but at the Sam time I wasn't put here to help people that want help there self. Maybe you were so good luck.
@Jimmyshane, I didn't judge you until you told me I was trash and you were better than me, so yes you are the judgemental ahole here, but whatever, and you are apparently very ignorant
@Jimmyshane, are you stupid? This guy said nothing rude or bashful and you blew up on him. Also, if you are going to bring statistics up, look at the whole picture. Why are poor people, the reason the issues we are discussing exsist, more likely to get back on drugs? Statisticlly, poor people are more likely to use depressents, like drugs and alcohol. I'm glad you can sit on top of your high horse and spit on the poor. Also like to point of that the rehab he is talking about was used in Portugal (I think) and drug addiction and related crimes went down 40%. Rehab works, but you know, just send them to jail because the smell of weed doesn't mix well with your Summer Time candle
@Captain Charles Vane, It's okay man, I played football and have 5-6 concussions and they suggested weed too. Bet this asshole would take a Vicadin after surgery (an Opiate) and would use Morphine when he wakes up (an Opiate) and would proceed to bash, degrade, and call people that use Heroin (ann Opiate) lowlife losers that need to find a job.
@ThePrinceofDarkness, thanks man, yeah I really regret my time on the field now, and yeah its Portugal you're right. Did you find anything else that was helpful in getting better? I'll try anything at this point really
@Captain Charles Vane, well if think people should take care of there self is ignorant guess I am. Im not better than anyone else but I do pick and choose the company I keep. I'm a viable members of society that produces jobs for my community.
@Captain Charles Vane, nah they just kind of went away. They got really really bad for about 2-3 after my last game. And they had me on all type of pain killers and it just went away. It comes back once in awhile but never like it did (not saying it couldn't). I'd try pain killers, smoking, changing your diet, and trying to get some more sleep.
@Bawb551, being older, you understand things more and gain better opinions so I knew people would understand. I mean, I never grew up with "privilege", because my dad worked his ass off and my mom stayed home with my brother and I and I never had a rich lifestyle, but we always had food and hot showers and not because my dad was white, it was because he went to college, got a job, was respected and busted ass. Life is what you make of it. I have successful friends of all races and only the ones who complain, are the weak ones who want special treatment and bring up race issues because they're whiny and suck.
@Jimmyshane, that wasn't why I called you ignorant, I called you ignorant for telling me that you were better than me because I use weed to help with pain management, eating, and heck it even helps me think more clearly, it's not like I'm using it medically for insomnia or anything, if that was the case I would own that it was just for recreational use, and good for you for being a productive member of society because that's what we should all be, but if I can just quote you for a second on the "I'm not better than anyone else" bit, "you sir are trash and people like me will always be better than you!! Fu" that's called being an ignorant asshole and you can own that or you can continue on thinking you're a saint.
@ThePrinceofDarkness, yeah the docs have me on an antidepressant hoping it will make the headaches go away? But he won't let me be on pain pills with them and the antidepressant doesn't do squat, I live in Florida so I don't have access to actual medical and all the doctors will preach the government's script when it comes to smoking but it's one of the few things I've tried that helps really
@ThePrinceofDarkness, I like my high horse worked my but off to get it. Not my place or anyone else's to take care of others. So I will stay right up here blowing my money on anything I want and the poor can choose to save and work hard to better there self or live off welfare and bitch cause they don't have anything. Am I an as$hole yes I am cause as I was coming up I tryed to help out poor people with small drug problem all it did was cost me money cause they didn't care bout nothing but the drug. So if you work for me now your clean and we do random drug test all the time. You fell your fired. I did attack him I'm tired of people thinking its tax payers place to take care of them. It's not. If you think it is that's fine that's your opinion. But if you ever make it big you will see it though my eyes
@Jimmyshane, I'm glad you're doing well for yourself. You should use that money to finish high school, because based on your communication skills throughout this conversation, you didn't quite make it through the first time.
@Devils Avocado, I didn't want to bring it up, but honestly. He is probably a thirteen kid spending daddy's money .
@Devils Avocado, I came from nothing like most all the people on here claim. I didn't go to college every teacher I had in high school was sure I would not make nothing of my self. now the schools call me to come speak cause of everything I have done. But I rarely go because I didn't go to college, and I don't want the kids to think it easy without schooling. I am one of the people that made it big without school. So it can be done. So bash all you want buddy cause I still have a better view from up here.
@ComedyPro, "I feel we should rid it, but keep it."
@ThePrinceofDarkness, self made. Sorry!
@Jimmyshane, just because life is good for you doesn't mean it's like that for everyone. That's like saying "oh I live in a high end gated community that has little to no crime so I don't see why we have cops. It's not the tax payers job to protect the unprotected. If they just moved out of the violent areas, I wouldn't have to pay for it"
@Jdrawer, I meant rid it from people who don't deserve it or abuse it. I wrote it while I was really tired, sorry lol
@ThePrinceofDarkness, we need more officers put my tax dollars to work on that. Not throwing it at people that want even try to help there self. I worked my way up from nothing as did a some of my friends some doing better than me some not but we all bettered our selfs. Also I see people do it all the time so for someone to just say it can't be done is crap.
@Jimmyshane, I'm going to stop commenting, not because you are right; but because your grammer, spelling, and overall communication is diffuclt to understand. Which only reinforces the fact that you should stay in school kiddos
@ThePrinceofDarkness, lol. Ok
@Captain Charles Vane, That sounds really idealist and unrealistic. Just drop the benefits, don't babysit them. If they want to destroy their life then let Social Darwinism take over.
@BigfootUnibrowMan, I have no problem being an idealist, I want the world to be the best place it can be and I'll do everything I can to get it there or as near to there as it can be, and I won't apologize for that
@Captain Charles Vane, Realistic solutions work. Idealistic solutions are what politicians use to get votes. They're nice sounding but would never actually work. Keep dreaming buddy it won't go anywhere unless you actually look at the reality of life.
@ComedyPro, agreed completely.
Sometimes I think of Stuck Pixel as our 94 year old grandma. She's super nice and gives you tons of Christmas presents. But she gives them to you in October because of the Alzheimer's.
Labor Day for me is a work day like any other. Farmers don't take vacations.
*insert slow poke meme*
Youre a bit late
Umm....wait....did I open political pics?
@FingerBangBang, stuckpixel should make that app. It would be entertaining to see all the arguments in the comments, and it would get these pics away from the funnies. Win-win.
@Devils Avocado, but I think these are funny..
@FingerBangBang, politics and comedy go hand in hand. It's so utterly ridiculous, that you just have to make fun of it. Politics are a joke, hence why we need more stuff like this up. Nothing wrong with politics in a funny app. I feel more is needed.
If that's how welfare works in the US, you have a serious problem
@Chimera Ant, that's it man. If you don't want to work but you want a nice car and to do drugs come on out.
@Chimera Ant, that isn't how it works. It's more complicated than that. It's also mostly white males on these programs before anyone tries to make this a race issue.
Aaand here we go
@Devils Avocado, I cry every time
@Devils Avocado, I shouldn't have tricked eve with an apple, I should have made her a Republican and made Adam a Democrat and watched them fight.
Or in service industry. Then f*ck you because half your store is on sale.