02/02/2014 06:44 PMPosted by Hylozoist02/01/2014 08:04 PMPosted by LuftwaffeAt the same time hylozoist I don't agree with the amount of welfare the democrats are pushing, we shouldnt abolish it but it is rather abused nowadays. Abuse can be something like selling food stamps, living off welfare, etc.
This is a lie which has been pushed by certain subsets of the republicans.
Abuse of welfare is vanishingly small; less than 2% of welfare funds spent are attributed to fraudulent cases. In 2012, only around 2.5% of cases had any instance of fraud, most of which was minor.
I see it alot more since i live less than half an hour away from Bridgeport CT, so in that sense I am a little biased, even if welfare takes up barely 2-3% of our budget its still rather annoying to see people use my money for their groceries. Humane or not, this is simply my opinion, and it won't change.