Originally Posted by schola
From what I briefly read, I think the program should be rolled back too. Not because it is racist, although it probably is, but because the only thing government welfare programs create are helpless individuals who require even more assistance.
While I don't think that government welfare programs help anybody in the long run, abolishing them all of the sudden is a terrible thing to do. People have become dependent on these programs for survival, and they are left with nothing.
If welfare programs are to be abolished, they should be phased out over time and people are provided with job training, career counselling, small business mentorship, etc., to help them find alternatives.