I have been debating for a long time if I wanted to start this thread or not, but I think, and hope, it will be a really good discussion, so I have a question for people that believe that poor people that receive government assistance such as welfare are lazy bums that are leeching from others. Please answer this honestly, and feel free to respond however you would like, I have a hard skin and won't take anything you say personally. Why haven't you done anything about them, and what are you going to do about them in the future? If they really are as you think they are, they are never going to change their beliefs or views. They are never going to try and improve and will continue to leech off of others as long as they can. And when their situation becomes more desparate, they will resort to more violent means of getting what they want. So why drag things out and cause large amounts of suffering? Why haven't you gathered and legally (or if that fails, illegally) dealt with the issue? Personally, I do not think that everyone that receives government assistance are lazy good-for-nothing bums. I do not even think a large majority are. And I cannot advocate a limited number ruining the lives of everyone else that receives assistance. I am for reforming welfare and eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse. However, I think many posters on this forum are for taking things too far the other way. They seem to take glee at the thought of cutting poor people off and watching them slowly starve to death, or to die from the elements, even when economically and ethically, it may be better just to cut them down now, sparing them from a slow lingering death and keeping them from 'leeching' any more from you. It worries me, as I think that anyone that has such 'strong' feelings is dangerous and will cause much more harm than good to us overall. Any way, these are my feelings. Feel free to respond as you would like, and I will respond as well. Thank you for your time.