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Is It Always A Good Thing To Support The Unemployed?

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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Not all countries have a welfare system for the unemployed

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Beggars are often seen around tourist areas.

3. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Yes it is. There will always be people who take advantage of it, but no-one should ever face starvation in the 21st century. Any government (or political body with worldwide influence) who lets this happen is an abomination, and should collectively hang their heads in shame.

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Hi WeeJoe

Do you think it's better to give food or money to beggars :(

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

I tend to agree with Weejoe. Beggars on the other hand are different to the unemployed. I don't believe in giving money to beggars, mainly because of the rather high chance here that it's going to go straight to drugs. I do believe it should be one of the primary things a goverment focuses on and I also think giving to organisations that help homeless people is a much better idea. And as for the last question - food makes a lot more sense than money. If you really want to be nice, you could go with them to buy what they are asking for (ie, train ticket, food, etc..)

6. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

I would also say food. The issue is surely larger than this though, I realise that many people who live on the streets (especially in the western world)will do so through choice, but no-one should be refused aid if they are in need of it. Ever.

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

But isn't living on the streets through choice, something of a "career" or lifestyle choice anyhow?

8. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Exactly. Thats why i wanted to exclude them from the debate. If people want help from Govt, they should be entitled to some sort of aid in all circumstances. If they don't, they cannot be forced...thats a side issue.

9. Posted by pcobrien (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

Peter's got the right idea I think.
I also agree with providing food rather than funds and supporting organizations.
But it is so hard to walk past someone on the street and tell them no you won't contribute.

10. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

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