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I’ve been thinking about welfare lately.  You know, with the push to socialize more and more of the United States, I thought it would be nice to think about our current socialist institutions.  And my grandparents are out of money and can’t live on their own anymore, so they’re applying for Medicaid (which requires that they be poor enough for welfare). 

That’s an interesting idea, isn’t it, that before we’ll give financial aid to people who can’t make ends meet, they have to be so poor they’ll probably never recover.  For example, my grandparents own a house.  It is possible that in the next year or so, they may be able to live there again.  At which point their cost of living would be a lot cheaper, in a house that is paid off: no rent, no mortgage.  Instead, before welfare kicks in with Medicaid coverage for long term medical care in a nursing home, they have to sell their house.  So they will be irrevocably government-dependent, and the government will have to pay more money to find them a place to live. 

I don’t even believe in welfare; I don’t think my grandparents should have applied.  But if the government is going to offer it, couldn’t they use common sense and try to make the program efficient? 

To God be all glory,
Lisa of Longbourn

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