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TolunaTeamCA

  64 months ago

Opinion of the Week: What do you think is the biggest flaw of the welfare system and why?
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How does it work? The Toluna Team and Toluna Team CA accounts will each post a topic on their profile every Tuesday, starting with “Opinion of the Week…” Write a quality opinion on that topic and we will choose 1 random winner for each the US and Canada’s topics, to win 3,000 points.

Ground Rules: Open to US and CA members only. Every Tuesday the TolunaTeam and TolunaTeamCA will each create a topic on their profiles regarding a specific theme, and ask members to provide their opinion. One winner will be selected from each the US and Canada to win 3,000 points. Winners will be chosen at random from all eligible posts. Eligible posts must be in compliance with the Toluna Member Code of Conduct. Opinion of the Week winners will be announced within 1 week from launch of Topic, and bonus points credited to member accounts via direct credit.
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Stargirl2014

  63 months ago
Not enough money for poor people like me.
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ve7Kor

  63 months ago
The biggest flaw on the system, would be that system does not screen out the peeps that actually have money to buy their own goods, food and things. ( they can get their entertainment all by themselves but not food) hhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm
whhhatzzzzup with that
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techie16

  64 months ago
I think accountability needs to be fixed on both sides of this spectrum; consumer (citizen) as well as provider (exchequer).
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planstoprosper

  64 months ago
Lots of free loaders...need to screen them somehow.
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happydaze

  64 months ago
FRAUD! people rip off the system. Because of that, here in BC, where we have the highest cost of living across CANADA, we have the lowest rates. Thanks to Christie Clark. The premiere of BC. RAISE THE RATES. let people live with dignity! No one can survive on $375/month for housing! That won't even get you a SRO, in the downtown east side! If you are able to get an SRO, your constantly stepping over junkies, needles, condoms, (used ones at that) and having crack heads, lurking around. The government could care less, about people with disabilities. No one ever says, "when I grow up, I want to be disabled"!
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techie16

  64 months ago
The biggest flaw in a welfare system is- Accountability deficit on both Govt and Citizen side.
Govt (bureaucratic) side: Office holders simply ensures that "required" ticks are selected; they dont display a flexibility - maybe they are not allowed to apply judgement outside the tick marks. And no tracking mechanism.
Citizen: If a very high number of people starts mistreating the provisions in the system (loopholes) - then the system eventually offsets additional costs on the very same people- the citizens. This action also denies the benefits to the people who are actually in need of that support.
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InsertUniqueNameHere

  64 months ago
What most people dont realize, is that in both in the US and in Canada those systems are set up specifically so that it becomes almost impossible to get out or imrpove their situation no matter what.
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diamond140

  64 months ago
The biggest flaw is that anyone can take advantage of it and abuse the system, even if they do not necessarily fit the criteria. It is too lenient and convenient and renders many people lazy.
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Ed51

  64 months ago
The biggest flaw is our politicians' inability to grasp the obvious. People who don't need to receive welfare or disability benefits are taking money that could go to those who do need it. Those who are in need of the benefits aren't getting enough as their shelter portion and have to use a significant amount of their basic needs to cover the rent shortfall. Government workers will tell you to move in to Rent-geared-to-income housing, while ignoring the fact that there is such a shortage of affordable housing that you are lucky if there are less than 10,000 people ahead of you on the list when you apply. It's far too easy for our elected officials to claim "I don't see a problem" when they keep their eyes closed.
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2thdocs

  64 months ago
The biggest flaw is that it is much easier and not cost effective to check out recipients (i.e. means tests).
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