Video Tape Welfare Seekers to Discourage Applicants

M. Steindel (
Sun, 22 Nov 1998 00:27:33 -0800 (PST)

This sounds like the tactics of extreme right wing fascists. These are
the same kinda people who condone murdering DR.'s and bombing abortion
clinics. There is no shame in needing help. No one should be made to
feel guilty because they require assistance from welfare organizations.
The shame and guilt is on a Government, Corporations and a populace who
is more comfortable spending billions on implements of War and Death
than in coming to the aid of its citizens and neighbors...Using video
cameras to attemept to cause guilt where in the hell do people like that
come from...How dare someone make a statement like that...We have to
unite and vote the rest of these bastards out of office next time, we
must leave no stone unturned because they are crawling out from under
the rocks...This reminds me of "Bah Humbug" are there no workhouses! are
there no prisons!...from A Christmas Carol...... mike 

Date: =A0=A0 Sun, Nov 22, 1998, 2:00am (PST+4) From: =A0=A0 Tom Boland
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Videotape welfare seekers to discourage applying? FWD Sender: =A0=A0 To: =A0=A0 

What do you think of the proposal below? 
I omit the source intentionally.
Be assured that I didn't write it. 

I think it would be constructive for us to take action which will lower
the number of people on welfare in both electoral, and covert ways.
While voting for those who would eliminate the welfare bonanza that
currently exists, we could also use tactics that will make welfare
recipients reluctant to seek out their freebees. A small group of
persons with a video camera could document those who enter, and exit the
building at the main welfare office, food stamp center, and the like. If
asked what they are doing, they could simply state that they are
documenting those who are seeking out benefits for purposes of pursuing
repayment which will be forced by upcoming legislation. I think this
could go a long way in reducing welfare dollar output. What do you