I have just read a very interesting article in the Barbados Today dated April 22, 2013 on page 3. It had something to do with welfare, and also showed pictures of weapons that were taken into the Welfare office. Along with a picture of a young man who was dressed to impress.
I looked up the word “welfare”, and this is part of what I’ve came up with:
Welfare can take a variety of forms, such as monetary payments, subsidies and vouchers, or housing assistance. Welfare systems differ from country to country, but welfare is commonly provided to individuals who are unemployed, those with illness or disability, the elderly, those with dependent children, and veterans. A person’s eligibility for Welfare may also be constrained by means testing or other conditions.
Honestly, I do not want to seem insensitive in regards to people who are really in need of help from the Government, but keeping it real, many who are claiming to be in need are able to dress and attend just about any function that jumps off in Barbados. By any chance have those of you who are able to do for yourselves ever took the time to think of what you are doing to others who might be more in need of help than you are? I don’t think so.
And to add insult to injury, when you can go to your elected officials for help and they send you to the welfare office with the understanding that you have the right to the taxpayers’ money, that’s pretty sad.
I am quite sure that if some investigations were carried out on a regular basics that many of you wouldn’t get a dime from the Government.
I am sure that things aren’t the way they should, or could, be, but to go on someone job and threaten them because you feel that you are entitled to Government funds is a bit much.
I read the Barbados Today every week that it’s sent to me, and I see all the different functions that are being held in Barbados. The attendance is off the chain, plus the folks are looking like a million dollars. They don’t seem to matter paying to have a good old time, and I am quite sure that all in attendance aren’t working either.
Take yourselves out of the system. Strive towards Independence, do not allow yourselves to become dependent on the Government, or anyone else. Do not allow your pride to overcome your better judgement to better yourself by legal means.
Remember that you owe yourself more than what the Government can give to you.
Many elderly people needs the Government’s help more so than you that are able to do more for self. Hate me if you want to, even think that I don’t know what’s going on, but it’s the same dumb situation here in the US with people who are misusing the welfare system.
— Charles Cadogan