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Cliff Stallings
11-4 online discussion
Fri Nov 4, 2011 4:01pm
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I am wavering between the topics of welfare reform or gun control. I believe that our government welfare system is very corrupt and needs to be changed. Too many people are using the system for their own benefits, rather than they actually need it. It is way to easy to apply for welfare and food stamps and benefits that go along with this kind of program. In some states, you can apply for food stamps over the phone! It is that easy. People go where the incentives are, no matter what it is or what condition they are in. There was a higher unemployment rate during the great depression then there is now, and yet our percentage of food stamp use is higher than ever. We (the tax payerís) are paying for these lazy bums to sit on their butt and do nothing all day, and thatís not right. I agree that it does help a lot of people that really need welfare, but the majority of moocherís using the system outweigh the actually disabled tremendously. If we do not reform welfare soon, then our national debt will just continue to rise, unemployment will not go down, and job growth will cease to exist.
I believe that gun control should be legalized for everyone, instead of just for concealed weapon carriers. My dad, mom, and sister all have their concealed weapon licenses and you should be able to protect yourself with a gun. The second amendment is a very controversial topic, but it says that we have the right to bear arms, and I agree. Nutcaseís that want to shoot up schoolís or rob people find ways to acquire guns without a license! So if gun control is open to everyone, more people will be able to protect themselves from these craziesí. If it is legalized, there will be a huge cutback on the illegal purchase of arms, and more gun safety training to people that need it. It will also leave more room for more safety regulations on guns. Our government will receive even more money for the taxation and purchase of guns, which will help lower our countryís debt.

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