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Rather than modifying welfare programs and providing for some sort of transition from those programs to a life independent from government support, we could just cut the programs out? Would we save a pile of money? What may happen to the crime rate in this country? What would happen to the budgets of law enforcement agencies to deal with this crime? Would we have to build and staff new prisons to deal with the potential increase in crime? Are we right back where we started? I have seen estimates that it costs the state of North Carolina government between $20 000 to $32 000 per year to house inmates in the prison system $20,000 to $32,000 per year to house inmates in the prison system. Source: http://www.doc.state.nc.us/dop/cost/ Would enhancing the education and training of individuals on welfare provide
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Unformatted text preview: them with skills that would be marketable so that they could become independent of social assistance? Easier said than done, and not an inexpensive proposition either. I am sure that each of you never missed a class, completed every assignment your teachers provided, studied an average of four to six hours a day, and strove to get all you could from your high school education. I know none of you ever goofed off, and that you took your education seriously. You gave it 110% effort all the time. Well, there are folks out there that are not like you. Some folks do not adequately recognize the long run benefits of an education for one reason or another. 12...
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