Friday, July 23, 2010

Got An Idea

Recently got a phone call from a lady who was sitting in the office of Social Services trying to get some government monies to help. While sitting there and dealing with the red tape, in walked a guy she knew from the apartment complex. Got in line to request government assistance as well.

Aww... but wait. It gets interesting. She knows that the guy is a wanted felon (her words) and has the nerve to walk in asking for a handout (again her indignant words).

With a little research I found she was right. He had a couple warrants out on him. One a no bail. Covertly a clothing description was given and officers sent to hook and book his ass.

Guess he won't need the handout he was requesting as his meals and lodgings will be provided by the taxpayers in the form of jail time.

My idea is this: Why aren't we running every applicant for government assistance of any outstanding warrants? Maybe we can ship some people to other counties to deal with or quit rewarding their bad behavior with free handouts while they avoid their punishment for other terrible times?

I can almost hear those liberals yelling about the privacy of those with no warrants being invaded as someone searches a database for wants on them. Hello folks. If you know you don't have a warrant but want handouts, it's a small price to pay. If you know you have a warrant, well, your handouts will be on a plastic tray while you're behind bars.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

I think thats a fantastic idea. Drug testing as well.

Jenny said...

I'm not sure where you live, but the agency I work for regularly goes to SSA offices to arrest people with warrants. I don't know if other agencies follow suit, but in the region I handle, they do check for warrants and let us know as quietly as possible so we can come pick them up. I think it's a great idea and should be more widespread, if it's not already.

文旺江汝 said...

Learn wisdom by the follies of others.............................................................

建茂恒霖 said...

Better late than never.............................................................

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Cat said...

(putting it bluntly) It sucks that so many dead beats take advantage of the system.
But we need to remember the system is in place to help children and they will be the ones to suffer as more and more agencies require warrant checks on applicants.

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