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Vox Pop-June 19


In response to the CWC income maintenance workers using an “excuse” that they cannot keep up with their work. Income maintenance workers dole out welfare “benefits.” Food stamps are welfare. Medical Assistance (MA, Medicaid) is welfare. Cash benefits are welfare. Who pays for welfare? Taxpayers. Ask a taxpayer if they feel bad that you are not getting your phone call as fast as you want or your welfare “benefits” as fast as you want them? Have you cut down on your cell phone, cable, Internet, cigarettes, tattoos, fancy nails, alcohol, trips to the casino? Have you looked for a job?

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