GregH wrote:Not at all, it is the cost of expecting others to pay for youthejeff wrote:But, isn't that an infringement on their freedoms?
He's not saying they do that. He's saying they shouldn't be allowed to buy alcohol or cigarettes if they get assistance, even if they do it with cash.
But what if they happened to get a job that was very short term (say a week or so) and they got paid cash? Don't they have the right to treat themselves for working hard? Even if it was for a very short time and they have to go back on welfare afterward?
Or must poor people always lead a life of misery until they can get solid employment, regardless of the circumstances?
Forcing someone to be miserable sure seems like an infringement of their right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".