Our government seems
to find difficulty in the simplest of actions, and when it comes to something
more difficult, don't ask. Department after department seems to simply get lost
in their job description and end up not doing it, or just doing a part of it,
or going off in a different direction to avoid doing what they should do, and
do something else instead. I know that is a bit confusing but not as much as
what goes on in Washington.
Why then does the Justice Department, as an example, have to decide if an attack was terrorist driven or whether it's work place violence? It didn't make sense to me until I found out it affected the survivors and families who lost loved ones as to what type of help they can expect from the loss they suffered. The change to work place violence caused the survivors great monetary loss.
Why did the IRS have to harass conservative PACs instead of approving or disapproving their tax free status? It seems to be easier and more tantalizing to do the wrong task than the right one.
The previous two examples tell you operations of the various departments have to be set up as rules, not operational ideas. Let me help with some of the rules needed in Washington that should stop the madness.
Let us begin with Welfare. We are a humane nation and should be able to help those who can't help themselves without being played like a broken violin.
If a young lady comes to the welfare department with a young child without a husband or boyfriend then we must take care of her. . . ONCE! After the first time she has to know that the rule is One and Done.
If someone is looking for a student loan that person must know that it can't happen unless they already have a part time job. No full time borrowers. If a student can't work and study when they are young and healthy what's going to happen when they get older and have medical problems?
You can't have disability payments unless you are disabled. Call me a stickler for the rules. In England about 1/3 of those on disability made miraculous recoveries when the government announced they would have to go through a medical examination. Why not do that here?
Food stamps should be to buy food. Therefore they should only be good where groceries can be purchased. Casinos don't sell groceries.
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