29 March 2008

Welfare in these United States

There are a few things concerning welfare that have occurred to me. The most recent involves the idea of compensation.

Why do people live through the taxation of their neighbors? I haven't really thought of all the reasons that people use welfare, neither have I considered the legitimacy of the various cases, but, I do feel that generally, governmental welfare promotes a slothful unproductive lifestyle. There are many public services that need to be done. There are dirty highways, decaying parks, trashy slums, etc. It seems appropriate that if welfare is going to be issued under due circumstances, then a comparable compensation should be made though the organization of service teams, made up of welfare recipients, working to repay their fellow-citizens, on whose backs they're living.

Welfare must not be handled federally, but should be turned over to the states where, at the state level, delegations and arrangements can be made to handle welfare more prudently. Perhaps this will require the appointment of welfare officers that recipients must coordinate with to maintain their eligibility. These officers will ensure that recipients make compensatory efforts and that their reliance on welfare funds are temporary.

25 March 2008

Who will take the torch?

I was thinking about Ron Paul and the refreshing message of actually following the Constitution when it occurred to me, who will be the next Ron Paul? I do not pose the question, "will there be another Ron Paul?" because his message transcends political fads. So the question stands, who can take the torch and carry the message forward? Any ideas?