Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 months ago

Why do republicans complain about families on welfare but don’t complain about high cost of living?

60 years ago, many people were raising families with a minimum wage job. And they were able to support their families without welfare. That’s because cost of living was low back then.The good old days huh?

8 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    I just called my gramps.  He is 84.  He was super glad to hear from me.  I asked if when he was 24 there were families living on minimum wage. 

    - he googled the minimum wage in 1960.  It was $1.00.

    His answer was no way was anyone supporting a family on $40 a week.

    He lived in Omaha in 1960.  He then googled how much rent was in there in 1960.

    The average rent was $91 a month....

    Why don't you get your facts straight before you consider "the good ol' days".

  • 8 months ago

    Many years ago the high school dropout rate was very low.

    Today people need ever the basic educational requirement (diploma or GED) to even be considered FUNCTIONALLY LITERATE.

    Fact is, the majority of people working MW jobs should not have been even thinking of raising a family without first having a diploma.

    IMO, anyone on Govt subsistence needs to be REQUIRED to get a GED or be dropped from Welfare all together.

    It's not societies responsibility to help house, feed and clothe their families.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    This is bogus: “60 years ago, many people were raising families with a minimum wage job”.

  • Susie
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Irresponsible people who continue to have children, even though they can’t financially support the ones they already have,  is a big problem. Cradle to grave Reliance on government has created much fraud and waste.  Conservatives have no problem helping others as THEY give more to charity than Dems do.  We just want people to be independent and not be used as political pawns.  

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Socialism for the rich. Rugged Individualism for the poor. Time to turn the tables. Bernie 2020

  • 8 months ago

    they arent good at focusing on more than one thing every presidency 

  • 8 months ago

    "The modern Conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." John Kenneth Galbraith

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Republicans see everything in black and white. 

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