How do we provide for under privileged children without creating a "Free Ride" system for their parents?

It is sad when a child is homeless or goes without meals. How do we take care of the innocents without creating a system that is easily abused by the parents?

Asked By: thebuffettour - 9/12/2006
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There is always some abuse of anything. (There are working people who fudge expense reports, bring home paper, etc.) Any abuse of any system needs to be addressed because it costs so much when multiplied by the number of people who take advantage... More
Answered By: Azaleaeight - 9/12/2006
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Hold the parents to STANDARDS punishable by law!
Answered By: The Boot - 9/12/2006
I for once would make stop paying the parents with cash (checks) and would make it non-transferable stamps to cover the neds of kids (food, meds, etc). It would have the childs name and parents name on it so they cant even go re-sell it. that way it insures the well ebing of the child without parents using the money... More
Answered By: Antonio A - 9/12/2006
If we can prevent our money going in smoking ,alcohol etc that will create a saving by which new investments shall be done under privileged will get more .There is no short cut for the problem you have mentioned .
Answered By: deepak57 - 9/12/2006
this is a hard thing to answer because its true ,the parents abuse the system. i knew a lady that had 4 children at home and i caught the kids eating napkins because they were hungry! i went and bought food and took it to the kids and stayed there till i saw they ate and nancy, the mother couldn`t take it from them. i... More
Answered By: lilquiltsprogram - 9/12/2006
Well, here are your options; you can have a system that is easily abused by the parents, you can have a system that is easily abused by foster care providers, you can have a system of state-run orphanages, or you can have no system at all. None is perfect.
Answered By: NC - 9/12/2006
Offer healthy balanced free school meals to all children then at least they will have had one decent meal a day. People will always abuse the welfare system it has happening for decades.
Answered By: wendy m - 9/12/2006
Get rid of the parents.
Answered By: Steve R - 9/14/2006
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