A few months back, I was talking to someone who is divorced and has three grade schoolchildren and doesn’t work. She was telling me she receives $700 social assistance, $700 child support and $500 per month per child, plus child tax credit (formerly known as baby bonus).
She has no mortgage on her house and receives a total of $2,600 a month. Recently, the government passed a law (or whatever it’s called) that they no longer deduct support payments off of social assistance, so she now collects $3,300 net a month, $39,600 net annually, for sitting at home.
Why is this? It sickens me! And they always receive big tax returns when most of us have to pay. When I was working full-time, I did not receive near as much.
Our system is absolutely ridiculous. No wonder we see teenage mothers walking around with two or sometimes three kids in tow. Why do we even work?
No wonder people get upset about bringing immigrants into our country to have lots of kids. Us, working people, we just continue to get taxed at every turn we take and it will just continue to get more lucrative for these single mothers who chose to stay at home and have kids, taking cabs to grocery stores, beer stores.
The way I see it is, welfare was meant to be a stepping stone and should be only allotted for six months — plenty of time to get a job. Then they should be cut off.
Instead, the government allows them to be on it as a career, sometimes generational. Then they deem them unemployable, allowing them to collect disability. Why?
This system is absolutely sinful. When is the government going to wake up? I suppose never.