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Once upon a time NYS had a Welfare to work program.  What if that were reworded as Work for your Welfare program?  

Right now County Residents have to separate their recyclables. No other county in this region does.  We have to use clear trash bags. No other county in this region does.  

It’s time to get rid of the trash.  Set up a recycle center at the dump.  Welfare workers run it, top to bottom. Cleaning and unpapering the glass, plastic and cans. Washing them and sorting and crushing.  A separate area for paper sorting, shredding and baling.  A tire mill to shred tires so the refuse plant can burn them for energy or heat, maybe a tire rug area and the county could wholesale these to the public?  If this operation ran 24/7 it could keep up and maybe generate some revenue for the city in scrap sales, AKA lower taxes.  

So let’s shoot some holes in this idea.  

“I have kids and I can’t afford daycare”
So we take an abandoned school or closed department store and revamp it into a welfare daycare. If you have active charges of child abuse against you you are ineligible to apply for this job. Chances are you‘re working the dump.  

“I’m allergic to rubber and water”
We knew you were allergic to rubber, you have 9 kids we are supporting...but the water...well....Excellent! We just introduced a job called “The Puke Truck“.  Grab a shovel and hop on the back. We are going to scrape dead animals off the roadway and take them to the rendering plant. Hope you have a strong stomach!  

“I puke really easy”
So you can work in the Welfare Daycare or work on the “Green Team” Picking up trash in the county,city parks and along the roads in the summer. Debris after storms and raking in the fall. Maybe some planting and trimming in the spring. Shoveling county, city parks and walkways in the winter. Cleaning gutters..etc.  

“I have kids, I am a convicted child abuser, I’m allergic to water and rubber
and I puke easy”
GET OUT OF MY COUNTY!  

Seriously, the need for the WFYW people to search for a real job is a quandary. Perhaps you put PC stations linked to the Department Of Labor in the dump and maybe a few public buildings?




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      Karyn Olson wrote Feb 24, 2010
    • Some places in Canada have that running here...if you don’t do your community service you don’t get your welfare check...it is mainly for the ones that are considered capable of working....single men and women, parents with school age children...there has been a lot of controversy over it though...they claim it violates our human rights...what do you think?



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      Daphne wrote Feb 24, 2010
    • Karen...i’d like to hear an argument for the program violating ones human rights.  There are far too many people abusing the system and those who are genuine in their desire to use the program as a means of assistance, vs using the system as their carreer, will not balk at “giving back” to the program that helps keep them afloat.

      By no means is this a flawless concept but it’s a start and it’s intent is clear as are the benefits.



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      Karyn Olson wrote Feb 24, 2010
    • I know what you mean...it’s mainly the advocate groups that are saying it violates the human rights...my personal opinion I don’t think so...if there was no such thing as welfare programs you’d have to work to put food on your table...so what’s the difference?
      It’s a vicious cycle...born into welfare...raised on welfare and this goes on from generation to generation...sad to admit it but I have friends and family that live in that cycle...and are happy where they are....
      Its funny cause my little cousin doesn’t want to go to school...I told him that he needed an education to get a job...any kind of job...a good paying one anyways...he thinks he can go on welfare when he is 18....I said why would you go on welfare and get a measly 216 bucks a month when you can go to school...get an education and get a job that will easily pay that a day...my daughter did...she is 25 and a welder...he didn’t know what to say...and I doubt if I got my point across...and that is so sad.



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      Daphne wrote Feb 24, 2010
    • Perhaps your cousin DID hear you...but i’ll bet he’s going to hear his parents a LOT more, thereby creating another generation of welfare-as-a-carreer.  Sad...

      Kudos to your daughter (and to you)...it’s evident that you instilled a solid set of values in her.



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      Karyn Olson wrote Feb 24, 2010
    • Thank you...and I have my strict father to thank for that...He still scares the heck out of me...just kidding...lol



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      Allinet48 wrote Feb 24, 2010
    • I worked 12 hour night shifts when my 4 children were growing up. Plus was bookkeeper for family farm. It can be done-did not violate my rights-wonder how many patients my taxes paid for over the years. Always told my kids they had to get a good education to take care of themselves-not to expect someone else to(3 kids are daughters).



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      Marya1961 wrote Feb 25, 2010
    • Great blog..my sister complains to me about living in NYS, what a nightmare!



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