Here is what im interested in: does your country give a huge or minimal expedition on social welfare, and what do you think about it?
I know that economical truth is that nothing goes free. Someone actually pays for what someone gets free. But I also see that some of the most prosper countries in the world are those that have a maximum level of social welfare, such as Sweden, Canada, Denmark, Belgium etc.
This thread is actually intrigued by a story of the Croatian father who moved in Sweden and how his daughter got a free ipad, free classes of her own language and free ride to her free clasess and how is that great…and what a great country!
But then I was like…well I bet that not every Swedish citizen is happy or cares about your daughter getting limo ride to learn her native language…
Social welfare? I approve. I don’t want a mentally ill person driving a cab or becoming president. (although that happened anyway).
In usa, social services are the biggest part of the goverment budget. But the amount is the minimal amount they can give you. And it’s the same across the country. I live ok under $800 a month with food stamps, but if I lived in a city where everything is expensive, I would probably die. Which is why many people turn to crime. If I lived in Kentucky where mostly it’s just country, I’d probably have a much better quality of life.
Well…you know there are plenty shades to it. Reasonably thinking, an alcoholic would be a far worse danger.
I think everyone should have an opportunity to work according to their ability. In Denmark, if you prove that you are not able to do certain jobs, they will find you something you can rather than just put you on welfare.
It depends upon if you have a work history. Those with a work history get more money. The more money you made in your lifetime, the more money you get in disability. Those who have made the minimum get only around $600-700 a month, I’m not quite sure what it is now.
Social Security is a tax in the US. If you’ve paid enough of this tax by working, you can get Social Security Disability. I worked through school, so I paid enough to cover some of my expenses. The rest is covered by Supplemental Security Income.
I make enough to pay my primary bills: rent, electricity, and water. I also have to pay car insurance and student loans. I don’t get much, but I do okay.